UCF President Announces Retirement

After 28 years of service as the President of United Church Funds (UCF), Donald G. Hart has announced his plan to retire in June 2019. Don has played a critical role in the growth and development of UCF since joining the organization in 1989 and becoming president in 1991.

October 2017 Market Review

Following is a summary of the markets and our funds’ performance for the month of October 2017, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David Klassen.

UCF Announces Changes in Exclusionary Screening

United Church Funds (UCF) today announced an important update pertaining to UCF exclusionary screening policy.

$1.3 Trillion Investor Coalition Probes Pharma on Opioid Accountability

UCF together with members of Investors for Opioid Accountability, a coalition of 30 treasurers, asset managers, faith-based, public and labor funds with over $1.3 trillion in assets, are filling multiple shareholder proposals on board oversight of business risks related to opioid at 10 opioid distributor and manufacturer companies.

Global Equity Diversification Proving Its Worth

David Klassen Chief, Investment Strategist and Michael de Guzman, Senior Portfolio Manager, co-authored the article that illustrates the importance of global equity diversification as a prudent investment practice.

UCF Partners with UCC to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief and Recovery Efforts

UCF is partnering with the UCC’s Disaster Ministries to spread the word about how your church and congregants can support current and ongoing relief and recovery efforts.

UCF Introduces Planned Giving Microsite

UCF, in collaboration with the United Church of Christ, launched the Planned Giving Microsite. The microsite will provide UCC churches and ministries with the educational resources and marketing tools necessary to build a successful planned giving program.

UCF Progress on 2013 General Synod Resolution

UCF is pleased to share the progress of our response to the call for urgent action on climate change to the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ meeting in Baltimore, Maryland from June 30-July 4, 2017.

The Financial CHOICE Act Would Hurt Investors

This week the House of Representatives voted to pass the Financial CHOICE Act, which would severely limit shareholder rights and harm several beneficial practices and institutions that arose from the Dodd-Frank Act. UCF has sent letters to legislators imploring them to not support this detrimental legislation.