United Church Funds

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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United Church Funds Fact Sheets and Other Resources Available

By Guest Contributor | February 17, 2020
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The Rev. Charles Buck, president and CEO of United Church Funds, has released this information for partners ministries: UCF Fund Fact Sheets for the fourth quarter of 2019 are now available. The sheets provide essential information about each fund’s investment strategy, annualized performance, asset allocation and fund characteristics. Click here to preview and download. The…

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CHHSM Sponsors to Celebrate ‘Justice and Grace — Together’ at Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | February 12, 2020

The mission of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries — to create a just, caring, and compassionate world — is lived out every day in health and human service ministries across the country. But at this year’s Annual Gathering, to be held in Memphis from March 2 through 5, many partner organizations…

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New United Church Funds Webinar Highlights Second-Quarter Investment Performance

By Guest Contributor | August 28, 2019

The latest webinar on United Church Funds‘ (UCF) investment performance is now online, says Howard W. Hawkins, UCF’s director of business development. The webinar, hosted by Katie McCloskey, director of social responsibility, features Minoti Dhanaraj, UCF’s senior investment analyst. During the webinar, the two discuss second-quarter investment performance; UCF’s investment strategy and positioning; and exciting…

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United Church Funds Releases Second Quarter Fact Sheets

By Guest Contributor | August 22, 2019
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United Church Funds’ Fund Fact Sheets for the second quarter of 2019 are now available, says Howard W. Hawkins III, UCF’s director of business development. The fact sheets  provide essential information about each fund’s investment strategy, annualized performance, asset allocation, fund characteristics and top ten holdings. New in the recently released reports are fund narratives…

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Presenting Sponsorship of Synod Offers Unique Avenue for Furthering CHHSM Members’ Mission and Ministry

By Barb Powell | July 6, 2019

Part family reunion, part education and information session, part network building … and a lot of fun and hard work. These sentiments express the overall reaction of CHHSM members participating in CHHSM’s first-ever presenting sponsorship of the UCC’s General Synod, held June 21-25 in Milwaukee, Wis. As presenting sponsor, CHHSM’s Synod presence helped introduce the…

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CHHSM Resolution On Recognizing Opioid Addiction as a Health Epidemic Overwhelmingly Approved by UCC’s General Synod

By Barb Powell | June 22, 2019

Delegates to the United Church of the Christ’s Thirty-Second General Synod, meeting in Milwaukee, Wis., today (June 22) approved a resolution recognizing opioid addiction as a health epidemic, ensuring access to treatment and pharmaceutical corporate responsibility. The Resolution of Witness passed with 97 percent — 629 votes — in favor, 11 opposed, and 8 abstaining.…

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United Church Funds’ 4th-Quarter 2018 Performance Webinar Now Available for Viewing

By Guest Contributor | February 19, 2019

The United Church Funds’ (UCF) 4th quarter 2018 Performance Webinar is now available for viewing on our website, says Howard W. Hawkins III, director of business development for UCF. In the webinar, David Klassen, UCF’s chief investment strategist and Hawkins discuss UCF’s investment strategy, the political and economic events that impacted returns, and fourth quarter investment performance. Those with questions…

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