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The UCT 130 Challenge – let’s do this together!

Posted July, 2017 by: David Knapp

We are approaching a very important milestone for our organization. On January 8, 2018 – we will officially celebrate 130 years of fraternalism, community service, dedicated members and a commitment to providing quality, affordable insurance. **NEW: Submit your accomplishments with the 130 Challenge tracking report: 130 Challenge Report Form Fillable That’s quite an achievement and a great reason to celebrate! Over the next… Continue Reading…

Safety first – it’s the UCT way!

Posted July, 2017 by: David Knapp

Each year UCT sponsors a safety poster contest for students under age 19 in public, private and parochial schools and for all individuals with intellectual disabilities in special education classes or dedicated facilities across North America. This is a time-honored contest for our organization – schools and facilities are eligible to participate, once contacted by a UCT local council, and many councils… Continue Reading…

UCT kids get life lesson during “Bring Your Child to Work Day”

Posted June, 2017 by: David Knapp

This week, we celebrated “Bring Your Child to Work Day” at the UCT home office in Columbus, Ohio. I asked our Special Projects Coordinator, Jessica Myers, who helped organized the event to write the blog for this week. As you are about to read it was an inspiring day for everyone involved! “Yesterday was UCT’s third annual “Bring Your Child to Work… Continue Reading…

UCT helps fight hunger in Central Ohio with two big summer events

Posted June, 2017 by: David Knapp

Summer officially arrives this week! It is perfect timing because this week the home office staff is ramping up our support for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and our Operation Feed campaign. We’re hosting the third annual UCT Food Truck Rally here on Watermark Island this Wednesday, June 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. 10 local food trucks have agreed to take part… Continue Reading…

It’s your last chance to submit a UCT Volunteer of the Year Award nomination!

Posted March, 2017 by: David Knapp

Every UCT local council has at least one amazing member that goes the extra distance to make a positive difference in their council and community. You know the one I’m talking about. The volunteer who never makes excuses and sticks to their commitments. The one who thinks less about what they can get from the volunteering experience and more about what they… Continue Reading…

Many reasons to celebrate in March – but one cause holds a special place in the hearts of UCT members.

Posted March, 2017 by: David Knapp

March is a month full of celebration and awareness. We kicked off March with a salute to UCT women in honor of Women’s History month, it is also Colon Cancer Awareness Month, National Reading Awareness Month and American Red Cross Month, to name a few. But there is one cause that is near and dear to UCT – National Developmental Disabilities Awareness… Continue Reading…

Deadline for UCT Gives Back AGAIN to Special Hockey video contest is just days away!

Posted October, 2016 by: David Knapp

Hey special hockey teams – this is your last chance to enter to win some serious cash! The deadline for submitting a video to the UCT Gives Back AGAIN to Special Hockey video contest is Oct. 31 – just days away, but still plenty of time to enter! We have two prizes to give away AGAIN – the first-place winner will receive $10,000… Continue Reading…

Smithsonian Exhibit

Posted June, 2016 by: UCT

Later this year, the Smithsonian will open an exhibit called Giving in America, which will explore the role of philanthropy in America. It will delve into all types of philanthropic efforts including large donations to endow museums or educational institutions, volunteer fire departments, and Fraternal Benefit Societies. As reported in US News, “’Our goal is to help them understand what it means to… Continue Reading…


Posted May, 2016 by: UCT

This is the time of the year that we begin to compile statistics on the community service work of our members. We haven’t finalized the numbers for this year, but last year our members contributed over 100,000 volunteer hours and over $1.2mm to various charitable and community causes. I’m sure there will be similar numbers this year. UCT, like other Fraternals, is a non-profit… Continue Reading…

Race to 100

Posted April, 2016 by: UCT

As a fraternal, UCT is both a membership organization and a non-profit insurance carrier. Our members volunteer to improve their local communities, and we provide them with financial security through a variety of financial services products. The income from those products helps to fund their community service work. It is a business model that benefits both members and the communities in which they live. UCT… Continue Reading…

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