Howard W. Hawkins III, United Church Funds’ director of business development, announced Nov. 19 the posting of UCF’s third quarter 2018 fund fact sheets. “The Fund Fact Sheets provide essential data and metrics such as investment strategy, annualized performance, asset allocation, characteristics and top ten holdings for each UCF fund,” said Hawkins. Questions on the information contained…

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This article is reprinted from the monthly “UCC Roots” email blast, August 2018. SIGN UP to receive UCC Roots in your inbox each month. The story below is by Caroline Dunleavy. The deaconess movement, rooted in the early church, was a non-ordained ministry for women. In the 1800s it was very popular among German immigrants arriving…

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The Berks Arts Council board of directors has appointed Meggan Kerber its new executive director, effective August 8. Kerber succeeds Karen Haver, who is resigning to take on the role of full-time sailor and occasional blogger. Kerber has an extensive and varied background, primarily in development, fundraising, special events and marketing. She most recently was…

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Howard W. Hawkins III, director of business development for United Church Funds, announced Tuesday (Aug. 7) that the UCF second quarter 2018 Fund Fact Sheets are available. The fact sheets provide essential data and metrics such as investment strategy, annualized performance, asset allocation, characteristics and top ten holdings for each UCF fund. Click here to review and…

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Reprinted from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Overview On July 31, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule [CMS-1696-F] outlining Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Medicare payment updates and quality program changes for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). This fact sheet discusses three major provisions of the final rule:…

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Reprinted from an alert from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent to CMS National Faith and Community Coalition Members: Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized three 2019 Medicare payment rules for the Skilled Nursing Facility PPS, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS, and Inpatient Psychiatric Facility PPS. Individually and collectively, the final rules…

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Scheffel Boyle CPAs, a firm in St. Louis, Mo., and southwest Illinois, has released a new blog on “Charitable Contributions After the Tax Cut and Jobs Act.” The article is an easy-to-digest, concise explanation of how people who may not be able to itemize can still benefit from charitable contributions, specifically direct giving from IRA…

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The Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization Team of the United Church of Christ, with United Church Funds, is hosting a webinar for female clergy Tuesday, May 22, at 3 p.m. (ET). The webinar, Women Investing Today – Seeking Justice in Our Financial Lives, will examine ways in which local churches can realize a competitive return…

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United Church Funds’ first quarter 2018 Fund Fact Sheets are now available, says Howard W. Hawkins III, UCF’s director of business development. The Fund Fact Sheets provide essential data and metrics, such as investment strategy, annualized performance, asset allocation, characteristics and top ten holdings for each UCF fund. Click here to review and download the Fund Fact Sheets. The United…

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By Lisa McCracken, Director, Senior Living Research and Development, Ziegler Investment Banking This past month, Ziegler conducted a CFO HotlineSM poll devoted to the topic of succession planning. This topic was previously covered in 2013 and 2015, and allows for historical comparisons. Nearly 145 senior living Chief Financial Officers and financial professionals participated in the…

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