Sustainable Investing – Just a “Craze”? Or Here to Stay?

Sustainable investing strategies have been hotly debated, and in recent weeks, that debate has reached something of a fever pitch as high-profile journalists and spokespersons shared their takes. In this article, Matthew Illian, Director of Responsible Investing, shared an integral part of responsible investing that was often overlooked.

Black History Month: Honoring Sylvia Ferrell-Jones

As we commemorate Black History Month, we are reflecting on the life and legacy of trailblazers like Sylvia Ferrel-Jones. Recently, she was among two dozen distinguished African-Americans honored by the Black History Project of Lexington (Massachusetts). Read more about achievements and contributions.

December 2021 Market Review

This article summarizes the markets and our funds’ performance for the month of December 2021, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David A. Klassen.

November 2021 Market Review

This article summarizes the markets and our funds’ performance for the month of November 2021, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David A. Klassen.

UCF Files Shareholder Resolution Calling on Meta to Reveal Annual Lobbying Activities and Expenditures

UCF filed a shareholder resolution calling on Meta (formerly Facebook) to prepare and publicly release a report disclosing its lobbying activities, payments made toward those activities and a description of the company’s decision-making and oversight processes with regard to those payments. Read more.

UCF Announces Open Application Season for Brown Endowment Scholarships

UCF announced today that the Helen and Richard Brown Endowment for Pastoral Scholarships will begin accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year beginning on December 1, 2021. Read more about how to apply.

October 2021 Market Review

This article summarizes the markets and our funds’ performance for the month of October 2021, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David A. Klassen.

Q3 2021 Town Hall Meeting Recording

UCF hosted a quarterly Town Hall meeting on November 9, 2021, to share a review of UCF’s investment performance, organizational updates and the latest in our responsible investing efforts. Access the Town Hall recording, presentation slides and poll results!

COP26 and Faith-Based Organizations

While world leaders gather in Glasgow, Scotland, for the COP26 summit, we can all be thinking about ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Settings of the United Church of Christ are already doing just that. Read more!

September 2021 Market Review

This article summarizes the markets and our funds’ performance for the month of September 2021, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David A. Klassen.