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CHHSM’s Virtual Annual Gathering a Success, Thanks to Active Participation, a Seamless Online Platform, and Incredible Presentations

By Barb Powell | March 11, 2021

Inspirational, motivational, soul-feeding … and just plain fun. These are some of the words used by attendees to describe the recently concluded 83rd Annual Gathering of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, held virtually March 2-4, 2021. Attendance records were shattered at the three-day event: some 335 CHHSM members and friends registered…

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United Church Funds Co-Files Shareholder Resolutions on Racial Equity

By Guest Contributor | January 19, 2021
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On Jan. 19, United Church Funds released these updates: All of us at United Church Funds wish you a happy and healthy New Year! Thank you for your continued trust in us as your partners in financial stewardship. Your partnership allows us to have a collective economic voice making a positive impact on people’s lives,…

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CHHSM Annual Gathering Sponsors Step Up to Help Support Once-in-a-Lifetime Free Event

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2021

The 2021 Annual Gathering, to be held virtually March 2-4, promises to be an interactive, informative, and inspirational three days, thanks to participants, presenters, and the host of event sponsors who are helping to make the Gathering a success. The sponsors are helping to make it possible, in lieu of a registration fee, for attendees…

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Racial Equity, COVID-19 Ramifications to Focus Workshop Topics for CHHSM’s Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | December 10, 2020

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries is planning a variety of meaningful workshops during its virtual Annual Gathering — Together in Hope — which takes place online March 2-4, 2021. The workshops, offered by several CHHSM members and partners, are designed to include presentations as well as real-time discussion on topics affecting…

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United Church Funds Offers Online Town Hall Gathering, Other Resources

By Guest Contributor | October 14, 2020

The following information is from Charles Buck, president and CEO of United Church Funds: Greetings from your partners in stewardship at United Church Funds! With the third quarter of 2020 behind us, we invite you to join us at our next Town Hall virtual meeting. You can find more information and the registration link below,…

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United Church Funds Names Matthew Illian as Director of Responsible Investing

By Guest Contributor | July 24, 2020

United Church Funds (UCF) is pleased to welcome Matthew J. Illian as its new Director of Responsible Investing. Illian comes to UCF from the Virginia-based impact investment firm VestedIn — where he served as Impact Finance Advisor since 2016 — as well as the Virginia Impact Investing Forum, of which he served as Executive Director…

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McCloskey, Phillips to Bid Farewell to United Church Funds

By Guest Contributor | May 14, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that United Church Funds prepares to bid farewell to two long-time and well-loved executives who are leaving us to pursue professional opportunities elsewhere. Katie McCloskey, Director, Social Responsibility, joined the UCF team in 2012 after working in not-for-profit and humanitarian fields, including six years at the Pension Boards-UCC. During her…

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United Church Funds-Led Shareholder Resolutions Receive Support at Two Pharmaceutical Companies’ Annual Meetings

By Guest Contributor | May 14, 2020

United Church Funds recently coordinated shareholder resolutions at two pharmaceutical companies so that their boards can better serve the corporations and their clients. A shareholder resolution with Gilead Sciences, Inc. that received 43.4 percent support at Gilead’s annual general meeting on May 6, 2020, requested the company to separate the position of the Chair of…

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United Church Funds Among Investors Calling on Pharma Companies to Work Collaboratively to Fight COVID-19

By Guest Contributor | April 21, 2020
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United Church Funds, and other investor members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility have sent letters to the CEOs of 14 pharmaceutical companies calling for a collaborative approach in the development of health technologies, including diagnostics, treatments and a vaccine in the global fight against COVID-19. The letter was sent to AbbVie (ABBV), Amgen…

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United Church Funds and UCC Cornerstone Fund Create Online Videos for Church Leaders

By Guest Contributor | April 6, 2020

The Rev. Charles Buck, president and CEO of United Church Funds (UCF), has announced a new series of 10-minute video resources produced in conjunction with the UCC’s Cornerstone Fund. The two financial ministries have created the videos specifically for church leaders and members dealing with financial matters: 10 Best Practices for a Financially Healthy Congregation…

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