August 2019 Market Commentary

Given recent market volatility, we would like to share this thoughtful perspective from David Klassen, UCF’s Chief Investment Strategist.

June 2019 Market Review

Following is a summary of the markets and our funds’ performance for the month of June 2019, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David A. Klassen.

SunTrust Bank to Stop Financing Private Prisons

United Church Funds, a leading provider of investment management to churches and faith-based organizations, commends SunTrust Bank for its decision to stop future financing of the private prison and detention industries.

UCF Introduces The Just World Fund

UCF today announced the launch of the Just World Fund, a fixed income impact fund that will enable churches and faith-based organizations to leverage their investable assets to address global economic justice, fair housing, human rights to water and nutrition, and solutions for environmental security.

UCF Celebrates Bank of America’s Decision to Stop Financing Private Prisons

Just days after General Synod decried the private prison industry, United Church Funds is celebrating its part in the decision Bank of America has made to stop its financing of the industry.

Recognizing Retiring UCF President Don Hart

The United Church of Christ formally expressed its appreciation on Monday to Don Hart, who is retiring at the end of the month after 28 years of service as the president of United Church Funds.

Recognizing Opioid Addiction as a Health Epidemic

On June 22, Katie McCloskey, UCF Director of Social Responsibility, delivered a speech at the 2019 General Synod to introduce the Opioid Epidemic resolution. After her address, the resolution passed overwhelmingly.

UCF Work in Support of Resolution to Address Opioid Epidemic

United Church Funds is proud of its work to mitigate the opioid epidemic and produced the following report to inform General Synod 2019 delegates about its accomplishments in relation to the resolution of witness, which will be considered at General Synod.

UCF Work in Support of a Resolution to Abolish the Growth and Existence of Private Prisons

United Church Funds has prepared the following report to inform General Synod 2019 delegates about UCF’s position on private prisons and the work for justice on the finance and support of private prison corporations.

UCF Report: Urging Divestment from Fossil Fuels Companies to Address Climate Change

United Church Funds continues its work to address fossil fuels investments and providing our stakeholders with options for investing without fossil fuels exposure.