United Church Funds Co-Files Shareholder Resolutions on Racial Equity

United Church Funds

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, their communities, the climate and the world.

Below are four updates that we encourage you to share with others in your church or organization who might benefit.  

Q4-2020 Town Hall Meeting

Join us for the first Town Hall Meeting in 2021 on Tuesday, February 2, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. In this live Zoom session, UCF team members will share a brief review of 2020 investment returns, details on our investment strategies for 2021 and beyond, and updates on responsible investing efforts responding to the global pandemic, social unrest, calls for racial equity and climate change. We encourage you and others in your church or organization to join us. Click here to register.

Gift Acceptance

Policy Matthew Wagner, Vice President of Institutional Relationships, has prepared this article on best practices and strategies in creating a Gift Acceptance Policy – an essential but often overlooked part of endowment governance. Click here to read and download the article.   

Responsible Investing

As a responsible investor, UCF works in alignment and covenant with the United Church of Christ, supporting past General Synod resolutions and committed to redoubling our efforts to address societal issues that require action.

In the past few months, UCF: Joined two investor initiatives aimed at protecting human rights, domestically and abroad.  Co-filed three shareholder resolutions urging corporate transparency on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Strengthened commitment and took concrete steps toward racial equity.

Q4-2020 Account Statements

Account statements as of December 31, 2020, are available via the Client Access link. If you do not have a login and password, please call us at 1-877-806-4989, or email us at info@ucfunds.org.

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