UCT in Action

Making a Difference Together

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…

2nd Annual UCT Food Truck Rally set to help the Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Operation Feed!

Posted June, 2016 by: Anita Neal

Call me biased, but I think UCT is a great organization! As a non-profit membership society that strives to give back to local communities throughout the U.S. and Canada, we’re all about helping others. Members and employees (and ALL employees are members) really care about community, compassion and uniting to support people in need through volunteering. We do this through our more… Continue Reading…

Philanthropy

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…

Phil Gwoke knows all about generational differences… and we can’t wait to hear about it at convention!

Posted May, 2016 by: UCT

At this year’s UCT annual convention, we are hosting Phil Gwoke from A-Speakers, International Speakers Bureau as our keynote speaker at Opening Ceremonies on Sunday evening. Phil is a passionate and authentic generational expert. His life mission is to bring out the best in every generation and help individuals to shine in their performances. Phil has research and generational expertise and facilitates inter-generational communication. His… 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…

Spring into community service!

Posted April, 2016 by: Anita Neal

Spring is a time of renewal for many, and while some of us might sneeze and wheeze through the season, it’s still wonderful to see blooming flowers and trees. Spring is also a great time to plant the seeds of community service. Whether it’s clearing trash from a local highway, reconstructing a local playground, or planting a community garden, community service is an… Continue Reading…

Happy Hour!

Posted March, 2016 by: UCT

For over 25 years, UCT’s Columbus Council #1 has been a sponsor of the Columbus Sports Classic, a Special Olympics event held every May at Whetstone High School in Columbus, Ohio. It is part of UCT’s longtime support for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition to supporting Special Olympics events, UCT is a corporate sponsor for the American Special Hockey… Continue Reading…

Visit UCT’s new fraternal advocacy page and help support House Congressional Resolution 19

Posted March, 2016 by: Anita Neal

UCT is a fraternal benefit member-society of the American Fraternal Alliance. The Alliance, formed in 1886, unites not-for-profit fraternal benefit societies like UCT operating in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. As not-for-profit organizations owned by and accountable to their members, fraternals help secure members’ financial security through reliable insurance, annuities, and retirement savings products. They use the revenue from their financial services operations… Continue Reading…

You can help us promote our Kaye Trainer campaign!

Posted February, 2016 by: UCT

UCT kicked off The Kaye Trainer International Capital Campaign in July 2014. This is an ongoing campaign until we reach our total campaign goal of raising $200,000 or 80 Kaye Trainer devices to help special hockey athletes with developmental disabilities across North America safely learn to skate. A Kaye Trainer is a physical therapy device used in rehabilitation centers worldwide and manufactured… Continue Reading…

Fifth Annual Winter Hockey Festival

Posted February, 2016 by: UCT

The 5th annual UCT Winter Hockey Festival returns to its roots this weekend as we return to Northwest Ohio. The first two festivals were held at the outdoor rink in Ottawa Park in Toledo, and then we had one on the east coast, one on the west coast, and for the fifth festival we are back in the Toledo area. In addition to playing… Continue Reading…

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