Meet Matthew Illian, Director of Responsible Investing

Matthew Illian joins United Church Funds in August 2020 as Director of Responsible Investing, bringing in broad experience in capital markets, personal financial advising and impact investing. We spent time with Matthew to learn how he started in the responsible investing field, the evolvement of responsible investing, his view on racial justice investing and what his family is passionate about.

UCF Awards Over $100K to Conferences for Clergy Support

UCF announced that Brown Endowment grants of over $100,000 has been awarded so far this year to 13 United UCC conferences to help them implement support programs and leadership development for authorized ministers who are addressing and responding to the crisis and trauma caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and protests for racial justice.

Q2-2020 Townhall Meeting

On July 28, 2020, United Church Funds hosted a Townhall meeting for its clients. The recording and presentation are now ready for viewing and download.

UCF Names Matthew Illian as Director of Responsible Investing

United Church Funds (UCF) is pleased to welcome Matthew J. Illian as its new Director of Responsible Investing. Illian brings broad experience in capital markets, personal financial advising and impact investing.

June 2020 Market Review

This article summarizes the markets and our funds’ performance for the month of June 2020, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David A. Klassen.

Q2-2020 Client Account Statements

Account statements as of June 30, 2020, are available via the Client Access link. We have also prepared the Q2 investor letter from Charles Buck, President and CEO, which includes preliminary performance information for Q2-2020.

Five Steps to A Successful Planned Giving Program

Watch this three minutes video where Don Hill of Don Hill Consulting outlines five steps to creating an effective, dynamic and successful Planned Giving program.

How to Talk About Planned Giving During Difficult Times

In this three-minutes video, Don Hill of Don Hill Consulting shares four elements to keep in mind when approaching members of your congregations to talk about planned giving at this difficult time. 

May 2020 Market Review

This article summarizes the markets and our funds’ performance for the month of May 2020, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David A. Klassen.

Observing and Celebrating Juneteenth

As a demonstration of our support for the Black Lives Matter movement as well as our commitment to changes that lead to lasting justice, UCF will observe Friday, June 19, as a holiday in celebration of Juneteenth.