Tag Archive: Press Release

UCF and Marguerite Casey Foundation Withdraw Shareholder Proposal at HCA Healthcare Following Productive Engagement

February 2, 2023 3:04 pm Published by

Following a productive dialogue with HCA Healthcare, UCF announced today that it had withdrawn a shareholder proposal concerning the availability of emergency abortions at the corporation’s member hospitals. Click to read more.

FedEx Agrees to Greater Transparency on Climate Lobbying Activities

September 16, 2022 8:09 pm Published by

UCF and PBUCC announced today that as the result of their joint shareholder resolution filed this past April, FedEx Corporation has agreed to enhance public disclosure of its climate lobbying activities. Read more.

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

December 13, 2021 7:58 pm Published by

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 Partners to Protect Human Rights

December 17, 2020 8:54 pm Published by

United Church Funds (UCF) has recently joined two investor initiatives aimed at protecting human rights, domestically and abroad. Supporting human rights efforts across international markets is part of UCF’s commitment to responsible investing and to upholding the United Church of Christ’s General Synod resolutions on human rights and economic justice.

UCF Calls on Corporations to Support Free and Fair Elections

October 30, 2020 3:23 pm Published by

UCF has joined a coalition of over 300 faith- and values-based investors, led by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, that calls on corporations to leverage their collective voices and power to support free and fair elections.

UCF Awards Over $100K to Conferences for Clergy Support

August 10, 2020 11:38 am Published by

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.

UCF Names Matthew Illian as Director of Responsible Investing

July 23, 2020 3:31 pm Published by

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.

Charles Buck Named President and CEO of United Church Funds

January 9, 2019 11:12 am Published by

The United Church Funds Board of Directors announces the election of the Rev. Dr. Charles Buck as the new president and CEO of United Church Funds (UCF), the institutional investment ministry of the United Church of Christ (UCC). Rev. Buck will succeed Donald G. Hart, who announced his retirement in January 2018.

Massachusetts Conference to Transfer All Invested Assets to Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund

April 5, 2018 2:38 pm Published by

United Church Funds celebrates the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ (MACUCC) Board of Director’s decision to transfer all of their assets currently invested with UCF to the Beyond Fossil Fuels Balanced Fund.

UCF President Announces Retirement

January 18, 2018 6:26 pm Published by

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.