The Work of Many Joining Hands

unitarian universalist service committee

2007 annual report

our vision
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee envisions a world free from oppression and injustice, where all can realize their full human rights.

our mission
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies.

Young Darfurian boys and girls head off to collect water. (Photo courtesy of Erin Boyd) Front cover: UUSC program partner Bedari meets with women in earthquake-affected Pakistan. (2007 Gretchen Alther/UUSC)

“Protest that endures... is moved by a hope far more modest than that of public success: namely, the hope of preserving qualities in one’s own heart and spirit that would be destroyed by acquiescence.”
— Wendell Berry, environmentalist, essayist and poet

Dear members and supporters,
UUSC founders Martha and Waitstill Sharp plunged headlong into what would become known as the Holocaust not once but twice. They didn’t think they alone could stem the tide of Nazism, but they were motivated by a fierce determination to do what they could to rescue Jews and anti-Nazi dissidents. They understood that not to act would amount to acquiescence and threaten qualities in their own heart and spirit. In the past year, thousands of Unitarian Universalists and others around the country have watched Heroes of the Spirit, the documentary by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Deborah Shaffer, which explores our founders’ work in Europe at the beginning of World War II and relates it to the genocide happening today in Darfur. Several congregations hosted screening events, which served both as a celebration and a call for action on Darfur. Our campaign to end the genocide — Drumbeat for Darfur — has consumed much of our energy and resources this past year. The theme of all of our workshops at the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly 2007 (G.A.), held in Portland, Ore, was what we can do to stop the genocide. We presented a full day of training prior to G.A. to empower 75 congregational leaders to take action on Darfur. Given the interest it generated, we decided to make such advocacy trainings a regular feature of our G.A. programs. We also played an active role in campaigns that led financial giants, such as Fidelity Investments and Berkshire Hathaway, to divest their shares in Chinese petroleum companies. Chinese petro-dollars aid and abet the genocide, making it possible for the Sudanese government to equip its military with deadly aircraft and arm Janjaweed militias.

William F. Schulz (above) and Charlie Clements.

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As we go to press in December, we are preparing for three intensive days of education, protests, and advocacy in Washington, D.C., to urge the U.S. Senate to pass the Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act. This law would permit state and local governments to divest from companies doing business with Sudan. It would also protect them against lawsuits from entities that place a higher premium on financial returns than on ending genocide. We will not acquiesce. We will not yield to the sense of powerlessness that leads people to believe they cannot make a difference. Your values, your support, and your activism ensure that UUSC’s efforts, and those of our partners, will endure. Together, we can make a difference, as we protect civil liberties, promote economic and environmental justice, and restore dignity and well-being in the midst of humanitarian crises. Thank you for all you do for us and for the cause of justice in the world.

William F. Schulz Chair, Board of Trustees

Charlie Clements President and CEO

Women collect firewood outside an IDP camp in Darfur, Sudan, where they are vulnerable to attacks and rape. (Photo courtesy of Erin Boyd) 

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Highlights of the Year
This report attests to what a productive year it has been at UUSC. Among the many highlights: w In conjunction with the UUA, we placed more than a thousand volunteers in New Orleans to help rebuild homes and communities. w UUSC founders Martha and Waitstill Sharp were honored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for their work to rescue Jews and Nazi dissidents during World War II. Their names are now inscribed on the Rescuers’ Wall at the museum. Thanks to U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA), the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress, and U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-MA), the House also passed a resolution honoring the work of the Sharps. w We continued to support the work of UU statewide advocacy networks, through which local activists can be agents for change and bearers of a powerful, progressive religious voice. w We incorporated Just Democracy, Inc., as a 501(c)(4) entity, with the goal of creating opportunities for UU advocacy networks and members of other progressive faiths to engage more directly in the electoral process. Just Democracy launched a pilot project in New Hampshire as a first step towards realizing this vision. w We created materials for small-group reflections. These curricula will help members and supporters explore the qualities of their hearts and spirits that compel them to make a difference year after year, even when the prospect of public success seems distant. w Through UUSC’s nomination, Camilo Mejía, the first Iraqi combat veteran to refuse to return to Iraq, was awarded the Adin Ballou Peace Award. The UU Peace Fellowship presents this prestigious award to honor individuals and organizations for their deep commitment to peace and justice. w We adopted a new logo and purchased a historic building in Cambridge to serve as our new headquarters.

uusc unveils new look
With our new logo and our new home, UUSC has entered the next phase of our history. Our new logo features two outstretched hands joining together, with a stylized version of the UUSC chalice connecting them. The open hands, universal symbols of welcome and fellowship, represent our active engagement with individuals and organizations committed to human rights. The chalice honors our origins in Unitarian Universalism, whose principles affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all persons. With its natural energy and vitality, our new logo symbolizes our dynamic efforts to shape human rights internationally. UUSC’s decision to move to our new headquarters at 689 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, was prompted by our growing success. As we engage the world in more effective ways, our staff has grown... and we plan to grow even more. While our space at 10 Prospect Street served us well for many years, the offices proved too small to accommodate the new and expanded scope of our work.

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raising the Drumbeat for Darfur connect, take action, enD the genociDe
The eyes of the world are watching the growing crisis in Darfur, where 300,000 men, women, and children have died and millions more have been displaced to camps in Darfur and across the border into Chad. Justice Sunday In March 2007, Unitarian Universalist churches around the country devoted Justice Sunday services to raising awareness of the crisis. The momentum continued through April’s Global Day for Darfur, with Drumbeat for Darfur activists taking direct part in events along the eastern seaboard and as far away as Denver, Colo. UUA General Assembly From advocacy workshops to a re-creation of living quarters in an IDP camp, our work to end the genocide served as the thematic focus of UUSC’s presence at the UUA General Assembly 2007 (G.A.), in Portland, Ore. For the first time, we presented an all-day activists’ training to equip UUSC members and supporters with the tools and knowledge they need to return to their communities to continue pushing for an end to the genocide. Drumbeat for Darfur’s G.A. activities culminated in a march and rally, which was organized in partnership with Portlandarea antigenocide activities.
An estimated 2 million Darfurians have been forced to flee their homes since violence erupted in 2003, among them these two young residents of an internally displaced persons camp. (Photo courtesy of Erin Boyd)

This year, UUSC joined the struggle to bring peace and justice to Darfur by launching Drumbeat for Darfur, a campaign to put pressure on governments and major financial institutions to help end the genocide. Drumbeat for Darfur builds on and is informed by the efforts of our Rights in Humanitarian Crises Program, which has worked to establish women’s centers in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Darfur. From Justice Sunday to the UUA General Assembly, we aligned our major outreach and mobilization activities around this effort, using a powerful combination of partnership, advocacy, and education.

Sudan divestment and Chinese petro-dollars Our work over the past year helped achieve significant victories, like the passage of a Massachusetts law authorizing the state to divest pension-fund holdings from companies doing business with Sudan. The momentum for divestment reached the federal government, with the U.S. Congress taking up legislation to protect states that have enacted divestment laws similar to those of Massachusetts. With one of Sudan’s major trading partners, China, set to host the 2008 Summer Olympics, the campaign geared up to place increased pressure on the Chinese government, whose purchase of Sudanese oil and sale of military weapons to the Khartoum regime abets the genocide.

“I gave birth to this baby. I used to want to kill myself and my baby,” says Suad, an 18 year old who lives in an IDP camp in Darfur. “I then discovered this [women’s] center, and I found I was not the only one who went through a bad experience. I am now being helped to love this child, and although it is really hard, I know it’s not the child’s fault. At this center, I’ve also been receiving training that helps me make money.”

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Protecting the rights anD Dignity of workers
Decent work is stable and safe and pays wages sufficient for the worker’s family to stay out of poverty. As such, it is a human right critical to achieving economic justice. Yet, across the globe, these kinds of jobs are getting harder to come by. UUSC’s Economic Justice Program works to reverse this trend by supporting innovative solutions already underway. UUSC’s Economic Justice Program works to reverse this trend and supports innovative solutions already underway. Informal workers Some of the workers most in need of a living wage and labor-rights protections are those in the informal economy. In Kenya, UUSC has partnered with KENASVIT and the Rock Women Group to support and organize street vendors and child workers and change policy to recognize their rights and contributions. Organizing maquila and poultry workers With CEPRODEHL in Mexico’s Yucatan and the Commission for Human and Labor Rights in Tehuacan, UUSC has continued to support maquila (or factory) workers as they demand safer working conditions, advocate for wage and gender equity, and build bridges of solidarity across borders. Our partners in Mississippi and Arkansas, MPOWER and the Northwest Arkansas Workers’ Justice Center, organize workers in poultry-processing, one of America’s most abusive and dangerous industries. UUSC continued to support workers at these centers to organize in the struggle against widespread worker injuries and wage theft. Living-wage campaign Throughout the United States, an astonishing 30 million residents are employed in jobs that pay poverty wages and provide minimal or no benefits. In the run-up to the November 2006 midterm elections, UUSC joined forces with Let
KENASVIT members help launch a major organizing effort in Nairobi, Kenya. (2006 Johanna Chao Kreilick/UUSC) UUSC AnnUAl RepoRt 2007 | 

Justice Roll, the nation’s only interfaith coalition speaking out on the need for a just minimum wage. We launched a full media campaign, blanketing airwaves and op-ed pages to garner support from businesses and mobilize people of faith. The hard work paid off when Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Missouri, Montana, and Ohio voted to raise their minimum-wage rates, catalyzing in July 2007 the first increase in the federal minimum wage in 10 years. Worker-led cooperatives Building on the UUSC Coffee Project and our partnership with Equal Exchange, UUSC backed Porvenir Financiero, a financial-literacy program that trains women, young adults, and indigenous farmers to better manage their worker-led cooperatives. Exposing unfair corporate policies With partner Global Labor Strategies, we began to support research and muckraking journalism that sheds light on how U.S. corporations are undermining the creation of new labor policy and protections in China.

Protecting the right to water
The signs of a global fresh water crisis are everywhere: melting glaciers and devastating droughts caused by climate change, polluted reservoirs, and crumbling infrastructure. Water scarcity contributes to humanitarian crises around the world, while 5 million people die each year from waterborne diseases — 10 times the number of war casualties. Access to safe, clean, affordable water is a basic human right; yet, billions of people — most often women, children, low-income people, and communities of color — do not get enough to meet their basic needs. For this reason, UUSC focuses on the human right to water as the cornerstone of our commitment to environmental justice. Water apartheid South Africa has one of the few constitutions that guarantees the right to water. But in Johannesburg, a privatized water utility installed prepaid meters in poor black neighborhoods, limiting supplies to an average of 25 liters, or 6.6 gallons, of water per person per day. This is far below World Health Organization standards, which sets 50 liters per person per day as the minimum amount necessary to meet basic human needs. With UUSC’s help, the Coalition against Water Privatisation (CAWP) pursued a legal challenge to this system. As the world, including the United Nations, watches this case closely, we are also building international support to challenge this new form of inequality, “water apartheid.” Holding corporations accountable In Guayaquil, Ecuador, UUSC program partner El Movimiento Mi Cometa (the My Kite Movement) is seeking to hold InterAgua, a subsidiary of U.S.-based corporation Bechtel, accountable for poorly managed water services that resulted in an outbreak of hepatitis A in 2005. With support from UUSC, the group received pro bono legal assistance to press their case. In spring 2007, a UUSC delegation traveled to Ecuador to help investigate the outbreak’s causes and train youth leaders on advocacy to protect the human right to water. Advancing the right to water in the United States In the United States, UUSC is supporting municipal and regional attempts to establish the human right to water. We began working with Boston-based Mass Global Ac-

Grandmother and grandson in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, show that privatized water services do not reach their home. (2006 Patricia Jones/UUSC)

tion to launch a program called The Color of Water, which organizes Boston communities around the human right to water. UUSC helped the group challenge the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, which has been denying requests for information about water shutoffs. In addition, UUSC helped the Religious Working Group on Water shape its national legislative strategy, which encompassed appropriations for the World Bank, the Water for the Poor Act (USAID), and the Water for the World Resolution (the U.S. Congress’s endorsement of the human right to water). Two years ago, 1-year-old Alexis was one of 1 children who contracted hepatitis A from drinking water supplied to a school in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Today, Alexis still has trouble concentrating in school and cannot play soccer or eat his favorite foods. The $8 per month needed for his ongoing treatment is too much for his family to afford. But justice for Alexis and others is on the horizon. With help from UUSC, El Movimiento Mi Cometa (the My Kite Movement) has put legal and public pressure on InterAgua, the Bechtel subsidiary that runs the local water system. The company was fined $1. million for its failure to uphold its contractual obligations, and the government, at last, is covering some medical costs for those affected.

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DefenDing civil liberties, builDing briDges for Peace
UUSC has found creative and effective ways to fight the erosion of civil liberties, such as freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and due process. UUSC carries on the struggle against torture in the United States and abroad. Underlying these efforts is our steadfast belief in the power of conscience and collective action to overcome abuses of power and achieve equality for all. Cross-cultural, interfaith cooperation Recognizing that one consequence of the so-called Global War on Terror is widespread resentment towards the United States, UUSC has sought innovative ways to reach across cultures and generations.We funded the translation of a comic book about the U.S. civil rights movement into Arabic and Farsi. This project was undertaken by Hands Across the Mideast Support Alliance (HAMSA), an international civil-rights initiative that builds bridges through cross-cultural, interfaith cooperation. It aims to promote civil liberties and human rights across the Middle East. Now people in Middle Eastern countries — both young and old — can grasp the power of how individuals, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks, when inspired and organized, can spark a movement for change.
UUSC program partner HAMSA visits UUSC. From left: Charlie Clements, Mohammed Zine abadine, Nasser Weddady (HAMSA), Atema Aclai, Zehra Hirji (HAMSA), Wayne Smith. (200 Eric Grignol/UUSC)

Campaign against torture UUSC adopted a multifaceted approach to ending torture and its effects. Building on the success of our STOP (Stop Torture Permanently) Campaign, UUSC co-founded the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT). In 2006, UUSC served on NRCAT’s coordinating committee and chaired its outreach and action subcommittee. We also worked with the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC), which mobilizes on every continent to end the practice of torture. Our support helped TASSC provide torture survivors with medical and psychological recovery services. It also enabled TASSC members to testify before national and international bodies — from the U.S. Congress to the United Nations — about the devastating consequences of torture. Opposing the Iraq war Gearing up to end the war in Iraq, UUSC began to engage with groups like Appeal for Redress, an antiIraq war organization founded by former and current U.S. military personnel who served in the conflict. Appeal for Redress is a vehicle for individuals with unique standing — men and women in uniform who have served in Iraq — to speak out against the war while exercising their most basic civil liberty — the fundamental right to express dissent.

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rights in humanitarian crises
By now, the major disasters of recent years — hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Indian Ocean tsunami, the earthquake in South Asia — have slipped out of the public’s consciousness. For UUSC, these tragedies remain key focal points of our work, as we direct our efforts toward the most vulnerable survivors — women, children, and minority and low-income groups — who continue to face obstacles to reclaiming their lives. Gulf Coast relief In the Gulf Coast region, the UUA-UUSC Gulf Coast Relief Fund worked with grassroots organizations to support the efforts of low-income communities and communities of color to return and rebuild after the hurricanes. We sought to lift up the voices of these communities so they could reach the ears of city, state, and federal officials. We provided support to community organizations to rebuild houses, help low-income women organize low-cost, quality daycare for returnees, organize the Ninth Ward homeowners block by block, defend undocumented workers from labor abuse, and improve antiracism training among organizers. Indian Ocean tsunami Two years after the tsunami, survivors continue to rebuild their lives and find hope in the wake of their
Viola Washington, of the People’s Hurricane Relief Fund, attends a Regional Coordinator Conference in New Orleans, La. (200 Rachel Jordan/UUSC)

tragedy. In Aceh, Indonesia, UUSC partnered with HIVOS to distribute $200,000 to 11 community organizations working on survivors’ rights, widows’ legal and inheritance rights, and income generation and empowerment for women survivors. We also supported capacity building for our partners to help them with the challenges of tsunami recovery. In Sri Lanka, UUSC continued to work with the Sewa Lanka Foundation, supporting livelihood restoration of rural women left out of the tsunami-recovery process. In Thailand, UUSC supported Grassroots Human Rights Education, an organization run by Burmese immigrants that provides legal aid, documentation, and leadership training for undocumented Burmese workers in tsunamiaffected areas. South Asia earthquake In partnership with the UUA, UUSC provided support for survivors of the South Asia earthquake, particularly the most vulnerable, who have not received government relief. We worked with a local consultant to support the organization of Pakistani NGOs around earthquake response, to provide relief to remote areas cut off by winter weather conditions, to support displaced widows, and to reintegrate orphans and survivor children into school in Kashmir. The illness, injury, or death of a husband or father leaves women and girls particularly vulnerable under the current interpretation of sharia (Islamic) law and local custom in Kashmir. Currently UUSC works with our partner in 30 earthquake-affected villages in remote conflict-affected areas to support widows and women to overcome these barriers, educate their children and claim guardianship and other legal rights, including land-inheritance rights.

Viola and her family left their flooded home in New Orleans for a grueling journey to another town. But Viola’s heart remained in New Orleans. “There was work to be done,” she said. “But where do you start when it’s all gone?” A longtime activist and director of the Welfare Rights Organization, Viola found a way. “I thought, ‘Well, I have myself.’” Viola got to work helping others stranded by the disaster. She rebuilt her organization and locates temporary housing and aid so others can return.
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engaging human rights DefenDers for justice
At a JustWorks camp, you and other volunteers gutted a house ravaged by hurricanes, picked coffee beans in Guatemala, painted a fence surrounding sacred Native American burial space, or tutored a child in the United States. On a JustJourney, you witnessed what a maquila (or factory) actually looks like, invited not by management, but by the independent workers’ union SITEMEX. In the lunchroom, you listened to women workers discuss their gains in the daily struggle for higher pay and safer working conditions and heard their call for U.S. consumers to use their power to support their struggle and that of all workers. There are many ways to learn, but we have found that when you smell the chemicals in a Mexican factory or literally dig in with a Gulf Coast partner, the experience is deeper, richer, even profound. The transformative power of experiential learning makes these programs critical to engaging our members and supporters, the moral levers through which UUSC moves the world. JustWorks With this transformative quality in mind, JustWorks roots each experience, from leadership training for youths on Mohawk and Lakota reservations to rehabilitating houses on the Gulf Coast, in our human-rights objectives. This year, we linked our JustWorks camps to our work on the Gulf Coast, sending volunteers back to Mississippi and Louisiana to help rebuild homes and repair a battered women’s shelter. JustJourneys UUSC’s JustJourneys program grew out of our fact-finding missions to Central America in the 1980s. It offers participants the opportunity to meet directly with UUSC’s partners, who are on the frontlines of confronting unjust power
JustWorks camp volunteers lend a hand in Gulf Coast recovery. (2007 Shayla Reid/UUSC)

structures. Far from tourism, these hands-on experiences provide participants with a unique depth of understanding. JustJourneys also opens doors for UU congregations to engage in international advocacy work. In April, Jefferson Unitarian Church, of Golden, Colo., inspired by the work of our partner the Association for the Holistic Development of the MayaAchi people (ADIVIMA), decided to return to Guatemala to strengthen their connections. Participants visited Pacux, where victims of the Rio Negro massacre were relocated, and met with ADIVIMA to learn more about grassroots organizing. Freedom Summer: A Civil Rights Journey For the fourth year in a row, an intergenerational, interracial, and interfaith group of lay activists joined in Freedom Summer: A Civil Rights Journey. Participants listened to accounts of living witnesses to the U.S. civil rights movement and visited some of the historic sites in the struggle. Afterwards, they volunteered at various social-action organizations in Montgomery, Ala.

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honor roll of annual funD major Donors
Those who contribute significant financial resources to the work of UUSC deserve special mention and appreciation. Recognition is given to both unrestricted gifts and to gifts for a designated purpose. Planned-gift donors are also listed.
Martha and Waitstill Sharp Society
($50,000 and over)

Dr. Ary Bordes Society

($5,000 – $9,999)

UUSC founders Martha and Waitstill Sharp led the first Unitarian relief efforts, aimed at helping victims of persecution and genocide in WWII Europe. They later served as “ambassadors extraordinary” for the Unitarian Service Committee’s work in France.
Anonymous (2) Doyle Bortner Arnold and Julia Bradburd Kathryn and John Greenberg Yolande Jurzykowski Alan and Leanne Zeppa

For more than a decade, Dr. Bordes worked with UUSC to establish progressive health care programs for the people of Haiti. His vision resulted in thousands of children gaining access to medical and nutritional services.
Anonymous (2) Beth and James Haessig Ernest and Shirley Hodas Louise Hornor and Sean Welsh Romeo Kassarjian Curtis and Kathleen Marble Janet Mitchell and Jerry Cromwell Jon Peterson Robert Phelps Shelley Powsner and Stephen Skrovan Sarah Stevens-Miles Rev. Karen Stoyanoff

Eleanor Clark French Society

($25,000 – $49,999)

Eleanor Clark French was director of the Unitarian Service Committee’s post-WWII rest home at Monnetier, France, which served refugees as a place for comradeship, extra food, rest, and nature to encourage their recovery.
Lois Abbott Todd and Lorella Hess

Hans Deutsch Society
($1,000 – $4,999)

Rev. Carleton Fisher Society

When the Nazis invaded Paris, Austrian artist Hans Deutsch abandoned all he had there and fled to Portugal, where he was assisted by the Unitarian Service Committee’s early relief efforts. He later became an agent of the USC and designed its logo — the flaming chalice.
Anonymous (6) Nicholas and Jeanne Aldrich Suzanne and Roger Ames Celestine Armenta and Chip Sharpe Paul and Joan Armstrong Susannah and Howard Arnould Joyce and Gordon Asselstine Deanne and Jonathan Ater Karen Bartley and Nicole Berrey Elizabeth and Gordon Bawden Beverley Baxter Sally Benson and Stephen Nichols Ralph and Gretchen Berggren Joani Blank Frank Blumenthal Stephen Boelter and Karen Combs Linda Jean Bonk and Richard Brown Deborah Brittan Betty Brothers John Buehrens John and Irene Bush Eileene and William Butler Leonard Campbell Timothy and Rosa Campbell Rozlind Carroll Christine and Larry Carsman Elaine and Steve Castles Mayre Lee and Kelly Clifton

($10,000 – $24,999)

Carleton Fisher served as the first executive director of the Universalist Service Committee and supervised post-WWII relief efforts in the Netherlands. He was instrumental in coordinating early cooperative efforts between the Unitarian and Universalist Service Committees.
Anonymous (3) Nancy Anderson Beverly and George August Richard and Lisa Cashin Harriet Denison Barbara French Ashley Garrett and Alan Jones Gail Goo Cecill Larson Sandra and Thomas Reece Alfred Trumpler and Ellen Trumpler Katherine and Philippe Villers

Sherry Cline David and Mary Colton Kim and Stanley Corfman Fred Cox Judith Crozier Joan Cudhea and Tomas Firle Linda Cunningham Martha Davis Barbara DeCoster Alice and Julian Dewell Ernest Dieterich Pamela DiLavore Betsy Dokken and Michael Burkholder Ulf Dolling Sally Donner John and Sheryl Downing Alvin and Eileen Drutz Charles and Barbara Dumond Ms. Martha Easter-Wells Richard Easton Lynn and Gregory Eastwood Donna Ekstrand Amy and Lee Ellsworth Mary and Allen Eng Martha and Richard England Jane Engle Smith Patricia and James Ephgrave Marjorie and Duane Erway Paul and Colleen Farrell Richard and Carol Fencl David Fenner and Pauline Leukhardt Martha and John Ferger Lucia Santini-Field and Bruce Field Gary Fieldman Ellen and W. Burns Fisher John Flanagan Gayle Fogelson A. Irving and Margery Forbes Frederick and Bonnie Forte Kathy Fosnaugh Paula Gerden Margaret and John Gibson Ursula Goebels-Ellis and George Ellis Melissa Graf-Evans and Jonathan Evans Beth Graham and William Schulz Allen Greenleaf James Gunning and Ellen Ewing Gay Ann Gustafson W. Mark and Marian Gutowski Katherine Hall Sylvia Hampton Helen and Paul Hansma Marian Hardin Helga and Kenneth Hardy William and Barbara Harris Thomas Hartl Gary Hartz and Teri Wiss James Heidell Warner and Barbara Henderson Lawrence and Suzanne Hess Chip and Susie Hider Christi Hogin Mary-Ella Holst and Guy Quinlan Diantha and Bill Horton Barclay and Kerstin Hudson Kathleen and Daniel Huxley Mary Ruth Idso Laura Jackson M. Barbara and J. D. Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Jacob Judith Jesiolowski and David Thompson Roberta and Robert Johansen Charlotte Jones-Carroll

Roger and Gloria Jones Todd and Allison Jones Stephen and Alice Josephs Nelson Kading Katherine and John Kaufmann Mary Keane Jeffery Keffer David and Joanne Kelleher Douglas and Carol Kerr James Kitendaugh and Lynne Cavanaugh Gordon Klauber Fiona Knox Ruth and A. Lawrence Kolbe Stuart Kuhlman and Teri ThomasKuhlman Gisela Lachnitt and Uwe Greife Tony Larsen Lee Perry Lawrence Doris H. Linder Laurie Lisle Sharon and Neal Lockwood Adelma LoPrest David G. Lysy Janet and Dusan Lysy Robin MacIlroy and William Spears Mona and Nicholas Magnis Marjorie Main Caroline and Harold Malde Katherine Manker and Bruce Gardner Susan Mann and G. William Skinner Anne and Bennet Manvel A. William and Margaret March Alan and Marie-Paule Marty Keith and Joan Mathews Harry McAndrew Martha and Michael McCoy Patrick McDermott Donald McLaren Teresa McShane Walter Roy and Ellen Mellen Marvin Mercer Virginia Merritt Diane Miller Robert and Donna Mohr Carolyn Moller and David Smith Makanah and Robert Morriss Betty and Gay Morrow Sara Moser Franklin and D. Joan Neff Linda and Andrew Neher Cheryl and Richard NikonovichKahn Doris May O’Kane Abe and Gloria Ohanian Phyllis Olin Emily Palmer Hanna and Gustav Papanek William and Betty Parker Elsie Paull Margaret and Thomas Payne Robert and Karen Peake Jacqueline and Eric Pierce Mary and William Piez Patricia Pogue Stephen Polmar Sally Popper Sonya Prestridge and Arvid Straube Geraldine Quinlan Kenneth and Nancy Ragland Carolyn Raia-Holstein and David Holstein Nancy S.M. Redpath Mary Richards Warren Riley and Margery Abel John Robbins

Ellis Robinson and Richard Mark Leonard Robock Elizabeth Rogers John and Maggie Russell Hugh and Georgia Schall Elizabeth Schmitt and Eric Richards John and Elinor Severinghaus Frederick Seykora Deborah Shaffer Kathryn Shaw and Larry La Bonte Christine Shearer and Homaune Razavi Mike Shonsey Elizabeth Simpson and John Wurr Lisa Sinclair Julius and Marjorie Singleton Ruth Skramusky Kenneth Smurzynski Lenore Snodey Arthur Snyder Vivian and Harry Snyder Mary Sorensen Charles Spence and Burt Peachy Mary and Alex Sproul Anne St. Goar Mary Ann Stanley Martha Steele Andrew Svarre Hugo and Barbara Swan Charles Szabo Gordon and Amy Teel Erling Thoresen Suzanne Thouvenelle Jon Tiedeman Aubrey Tobey Abbas Torabi Thomas Townsend and Dorothy Wavrek Wayne and Lynn Trenbeath John and Helen Tryon Gail and Richard Ullman Gerry Veeder Suzanne Viemeister Margaret and Carl Von Dreele Moritz Wagner Linda and Joel Watson Jane and James White M. Jane Williamson and Stephen Winthrop John Winsbro Oliver and Helen Wolcott Carolyn and Peter Woodbury A. Lee and Margaret Zeigler

Compass Club
($500 to $999)

The Compass Club was established to recognize donors who have supported UUSC with a gift of $500 or more in a single fiscal year.
Anonymous (10) Roxie A’Uno Francis and Priscilla Abercrombie Elizabeth Adams Peter Aitken and Maxine Okazaki

Elizabeth Alexander and Lawrence Jackson Charlotte Anderson-Petrikin Sylvia and Webster Anderson William Anderson Melinda and Walter Andrews Amy Armstrong and Robert Cape Anna and Norman Arnheim Daniel and Harriet Aten Ruth and Phillip Backup Frank and Annliv Bacon Thomas Ball Jane and Norman Bannor Geraldine and Daniel Baris Karen Barlow and David Reese Judith Barnet Janet and Gordon Bartels Nancy Bartlett and Dave Hammond John and Astrid Baumgardner Kristin Bedell and Vincent Depillis Lucia and Samuel Beer Arthur Belanger Diana Bennett Frances Bicknell Barbara Binder Anne Black Brenda Blair and Larry Yarak Mr. and Mrs. Peter Blickensderfer Debra and David Bogash James and Deanne Bonnar Dorothy W. Boothe Angela Boswell Thomas Botsford Eva and David Bradford Bonnie Brae Steven Breckler David and Judy Brija-Towery Carol and Paul Brody Julia and Daniel Brody Deborah Brown Jeffrey and Jane Brune Jean and William Bullivant Jennifer Bunger Micheline and Philip Burger Annelore and Henry Butler Carol Byrne and R. Bruce Williams David Canzler Paula Carmona and Frederick Conway Virginia Carver and Henry Raichle Katherine Cave Helen Chapell Joanne Chase Rita Cherubini Catherine Chvany Suzannah and Robert Ciernia Ruth Clark Phyllis and Victor Clausen Wallace Cleland Phyllis and Robert Clement Laurel Garcia Colvin and Helio Fred Garcia John Conley Deane and David Corliss James Crawford Nancy and Paul Crochiere Jo and John Cunningham Mr. and Mrs. David Curl Arthur Curtis George Dale and Stefanie Etzbach-Dale William and Joy Dale Ann Davidson

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Compass Club (continued)
Cynthia Davidson Theadora Davitt-Cornyn Raymond Dawson Tom DeBuse Nancy Deland Susan Delaney Justin Despot Gertrude and Robert Deyle Mallory Digges Jean and William Dill Janet Dixon Doyle Dobbins Jean Dunlap Susanne and Jonathan Dunmore Leah Dusett Lisa and Charles Eby Patricia Eckels Mary Jane Elam and Beverly Erwin Linda and Steven Eppert Claire Ernhart and Ed Psotta Carol and Robert Evans Sally Fisk Carol Fitzgerald and Douglas Becknell Judith and Michael Flaherty Paul Fletcher Robert Forcey William and Gwen Fornia Sandy and Mary Foutz Anne and Harrison Frahn Luanne Frey and Mark Lukow Greta and Paul Fryxell Elizabeth Fuller Gwendolyn and James Fyke Laura Gardner Joyce and Richard Gilbert Ronald and Ann Gilbert Kathleen Gilmore rmgard and William Gimby John Glasson and Victoria Smith Irma and David Goldknopf Laura Good Catherine Gormley and Bruce Berg C. Richard Goss Debra Lopez Gottesman Daniel and Karen Gottovi Mary and Franklin Gould Michael Grady and Ellen Grimm Frances Graham Todd and Jennifer Graham Madeleine Grant David and Lucia Greenhouse David Gregerson Mary Grigsby John Hain and Jennifer Allen Sally and Aaron Hamburger Dorothy Hammett and Bradley Kosiba Bruce Hammond Anne Harding Mr. Joseph H. Harris, Jr. Ms. Beverly Harrison Elizabeth Harrison and Peter Hartzell June and James Hart Jill Hartman Judith Hartman and Craig Beyler Michael Hassett and Ilene Karpf Thomas Healy and Erin Colcannon Carrie Hedges Linda Heffner Helen Helson Kurt Hemr Kirsten Henrickson Barry and Connie Hershey Cynthia Hiatt and R. Thompson Arrison Elbert and Marion Hill Eileen Hiney and Frank Yeatman G. June Hoch Sandra Lou Hochel Patricia Hok William and Deborah Holden Barbara and Douglas Holdridge Joseph Holmes Margaret and Terence Hosken Patricia Houck Wendy and James House Jane Howard Barbara Howe and Arthur Protin John and Elizabeth Howell Robert Howell Ruth and Robert Hucks Louise Huddleston Mary Alice and Thomas W. Hungerford Nathan Hunt Dr. Beal B. Hyde Heather Hyde and Bruce Stowell Carol Ireland Eric Jacobs and Jean Shapiro Janice Jacobson-Cooper Linda Jensen and Robert Nimmo Patricia and Ralph Johns Henriette Johnsen Timothy Johnson and Jo Wiese Johnson Laura Jane Johnston Douglas and Meg Jones Mary Jones and S. Kingsley Macomber Robert Jones Ruth Kandel and Kevan Hartshorn Douglas and Risa Keene Elizabeth Kells Theresa Kempker and Neil Kirby Alan and Ann King Gary Kleiman and Kristina Nelson Frederick and Ann Knight Marian and Harm Kraai Ramanujachary Kumanduri and Cristina Romero Emily Kunreuther Nancy Kyle John Lamperti Mary and James Landfried Frederick and Constance Landmann John and Nancy LaPann Daniel Larsen Lynne and Craig Latham Julie and Brock Leach Carolyn Lee and Stephen Gabeler Richard and Patricia Leggat Robert Leidy and Faye Baker Lisa Lenon Janet and Thomas Leversee Annmarie Levins and Linda Severin Virginia Lew Paula and James Lieb Thomas Lieb Eugene Link and Ann Marie Hirsch Carroll and Robert Lisle Vera and Richard Love Victoria and Francis Lowell Joan Lund and Eugene Pizzo Lorraine Lyman David Lysy Frank and June MacArtor Louise Machinist Constance and Terry Marbach Rollo Marchant Janet and John Martin Elliot and Jean Marvell Eugenia and Richard Masland oyce and Warren Mathews Elizabeth May Virginia McAninch Debra and Richard McChane William and Mary McFeely James McGuire Catherine McKegney Dolores McKellar Nancy and Raymond McKinley David McNeely Kathryn Medina Cathy and Ron Menendez Robert Menze Joanne Michalski and Michael Weeda Patricia and Merrill Miller Melanie and James Milner Susan Miracle and Gene Pusateri John and Karen Mize Sonya Montana Patricia and Arthur Morrill Ian and Julia Morrison Christine Moss Kirsten Mueller and David Hunter Paula Murphy and James Auler Susan and Ronald Musick Jerry and Janis Neff Sally Newcomb Michael Nimkoff Elizabeth Nixon and Bud Markhart Louise Noble Judith Noonan and James Shortt Jason Norbury Richard Norling Joseph L. Norton Susan O’Dell and John Barga Francene and G. Timothy Orrok Celia and Neal Ortenberg Priscilla and Franklin Osgood William Othersen Alyson Owen and Craig Oliner Meda Lou Padden Emily Pardee Marje and Richard Park Dina Pasalis Donald Pearson Eleanor Peckham Elisabeth Perrier and George Wilson Rosetta Pervan Lois Pettinger and Dianne Erickson Georgie Phillips Patricia Pickford Carol and Mel Pine Diane Pinkham Balaram Puligandla and Linda Okahara Susan and Henry Rauch Kimberly and Mark Ray Dixon Redditt Marylou and Glenn ReedQuinn Joyce Reese Karen Reever Eva Regnier Carol and Roger Reimers Elizabeth and John Richards Lori and Bob Rittle Michelina Rizzo Jane Rock Nancy Roman Elspeth Root Carol and Bruce Ross Ann Rothschild William Rusch Nancy Russell Millicent and John Rutherford Cornelia Saltus H. Jane and Robert Sarly Ellyn Satter Robert Schaibly and Steven Storla James Schmidt John and Aline Schwob Elizabeth and Robert Scott Susan Scrimshaw Dianne and Perry Seiffert Barbara and Louis Semrau J. Laverne Sensiba Kimball and Sandra Shaw Robert and Melinda Shay Bruce Sherwood James Shillaber Robert Lee Shirley Richard Sime Susan and John Simon Suzanne Simon and William Brawley Violeta Smadbeck Kathleen Smith-DiJulio and Donald DiJulio Joshua Smith Nancy Smith Wayne Smith Wendy Sprout and Renee Coates Robert and K. Ann Stebbins Patricia Steindler Barbara Sussman Andrew Swanson Dorothy Taylor Leonard and Martha Taylor Betty and Chet Thompson Kelly Thorne Anne and Thomas Thorward Ann Throop Madelon Timmons Nancy and Peter Torpey Robert and Alice Jane Townsend Linda and Jonathan Tuck Donald Tufts Lindsey Tweed and Claudia King Lynde Uihlein Peggy Ulrich-Nims and Charles Nims Patricia Vanderlaan-Post and Martin Vanderlaan Glenda Vickery Kenneth and Jerusha Vogel Carol and John Walker Stephanie Webber Elizabeth and Robert Weinstock Trudy and Bob Wendt Deborah and Steve Wentworth Jean Werts Alice Whealey Virginia and Farley Wheelwright T. Stanley and Kathryn White Corinna and Dale WhiteakerLewis Henry O. Whiteside Virginia and Jack Wilkerson Catherine Williams Janet Williams and Robert Spitzer Karen and Jay Williams Robert Williams and Karen Uhlenbeck Janet and Andrew Wilson Neil Wilson Margaret and Gordon Winkler Susan and Stanley Winters Anne Wolfgang Robert and Betsy Wones Jerri and John Wood Nigel Wright Katherine and Peter Wyckoff Barbara and William Wymer Mary Zimmer Rev. Sara Zimmerman

We are grateful for the generosity of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, N.Y., for their extraordinary matching challenge grant. This year, due to unparalleled support, the match resulted in gifts of over $1,000,000 towards UUSC programs.

Estate donors
UUSC honors individuals whose realized estate bequests exceeded $25,000 or more in the period of July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007.
Marshall Barbour Jan S. Curtis Shirley R. Owens Mary Acelia Townsend Carl and Grace Zingale

The following foundations made grants to UUSC of $1,000 or more in FY07.
Boston Foundation California Community Foundation Calvert Foundation Mike and Sylvia Chase Foundation Bertha Z. Ellis Private Foundation Greater Cincinnati Foundation Holthues Trust Joukowsky Family Foundation Maine Community Foundation Peierls Foundation Peninsula Community Foundation Pond Foundation Righteous Persons Foundation The David Rockefeller Fund Sacajawea Foundation

These lists cover the period July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007. The compilers have carefully reviewed the names that are included. However, errors and omissions may have occurred. If your name or institution has been omitted, misspelled, or listed incorrectly, please accept our apologies and bring the mistake to our attention. Contact Institutional Advancement Annual Report Listings, UUSC, 689 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139-3302, e-mail, or call 800-766-5236.

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Flaming Chalice Circle
The Flaming Chalice Circle recognizes those who include UUSC in their estate plans or who have made a planned gift to UUSC.
Anonymous (2) Lois Abbott Susan and Peter Alden Margaret Allen Phyllis Applegarth Joyce and Gordon Asselstine John and Barbara Bailey Rachael Balyeat Beverley Baxter Peggy and George Bell I. Inka Benton Laurel Blossom Michael Boblett Ann Booth Doyle Bortner Louis Bowen Irma and Paul Braunstein Betty Brothers Edward Brown Helen Brown Robert Brown Frances and Laurence Brundall Helen Burke and William Thomas Evelyn Chidester Elizabeth Clark Deirdre Cochran and Daniel Couch Ralph Cook Bruce Cornish Mildred Courtley Joan Cudhea and Tomas Firle Jan Curtis Carol Davis L. Patton Davis Theadora Davitt-Cornyn Frances Dew Alice and Julian Dewell Lyda Dicus and Robert Hanson Ruth Donnell Carol Donovan Imogene Draper Ms. Martha Easter-Wells Mary Ann Ely Claire Ernhart and Ed Psotta Martha and John Ferger Elizabeth Ford Anne Forsyth Richard and Hillary Fuhrman Jean Fulton Arthur Gardner Hildegarde Gignoux Carrie Gillespie and Kris Kaushik Marguerite Gilstrap Anne and Julius Goldin Laura Good Michael Goodman Betty Gorshe Sara Grindlay James Gunning and Ellen Ewing Eileen and John Hamlin Yvonne and Joseph Hammerquist Stephen Hart Marjorie and Henry Harvey Jean and William Hellmuth Warner and Barbara Henderson Jeanne Holden Mary-Ella Holst and Guy Quinlan Hanna Hopp Raymond Hutton Martha Jewett Ellen and Barry Johnson-Fay Alex Karter and Janet Clemmer Wesla Kerr Annemarie Knopf Peter Landecker Corinne LeBovit Jack Lepoff Diana Ruth Levitan Phyllis and Justin Lewis Doris H. Linder Sharon and Neal Lockwood Aimee Lykes Mitchell Lyman Ruth Mann Eleanor May Leonard and Catherine McConkie Gordon and Phyllis McKeeman Alice and Hugh McLellan Barbara McMahon and Eric Spelman Audrey and Donald Micklewright Ree and Maurice Miller Malcolm Mitchell Virginia Moore Leigh and Thomas Mundhenk Elsa and Robert New Vivian Nossiter Ruth O’Shea Mary Ann Oakley Laverne Oehler Rene Oehler Vernon Olson Francene and G. Timothy Orrok Charles Otto Charlotte Palmer Emily Palmer Brydie and Erdman Palmore Janice Park Dorothy and Tracy Patterson Laurence Paxson Eggers Edgar and Phyllis Peara Diana Peters William Pratt Lillis and William Raboin Ray Ramseyer Verna Renfro Judith and Lee Reynard Virginia Richmond David Riley Mary Rose and Leonard Pellettieri Jean Roxburgh David Rubin Hilda Rush John and Maggie Russell Millicent and John Rutherford Betty Sanders Fia and J. David Scheyer Robert Schuessler Dick and Jill Scobie Neil and Lillie Shadle Sulochana Sherman Joan Shkolnik Paul Siegler and Ruth Booman Elizabeth Simpson and John Wurr Hilda Skott C. Lee Small, Jr. Sherry and Thornton Smith Lenore Snodey Gloria Snyder Marion and Robert Stearns Mary and James Stephenson Joseph Stern Nancy and Jack Stiefel Joan Stockford Sara and Robert Stoddard Ellen Studdiford Matilde and James Taguchi J. Tate Mary Thompson George Thornton Fred Topik Elsie Trachsel Helen True Helen and John Tryon Arliss and Arthur Ungar Mary Vedder Philippe Villers Keven Virgilio Alice Wallace Leslie Ann Weinberg Ernest Weller Myrna and Herbert West Lois and Robert Whealey Susan and Robert Whitney Vera Widder Donald Wirtanen Margaret Woodward Elizabeth Zimmermann Pellettieri Jean Roxburgh David Rubin Hilda Rush John and Maggie Russell Millicent and John Rutherford Betty Sanders Fia and J. David Scheyer Robert Schuessler Dick and Jill Scobie Neil and Lillie Shadle Sulochana Sherman Joan Shkolnik Paul Siegler and Ruth Booman Elizabeth Simpson and John Wurr Hilda Skott C. Lee Small, Jr. Sherry and Thornton Smith Lenore Snodey Gloria Snyder Marion and Robert Stearns Mary and James Stephenson Joseph Stern Nancy and Jack Stiefel Joan Stockford Sara and Robert Stoddard Ellen Studdiford Matilde and James Taguchi J. Tate Mary Thompson George Thornton Fred Topik Elsie Trachsel Helen True Helen and John Tryon Arliss and Arthur Ungar Mary Vedder Philippe Villers Keven Virgilio Alice Wallace Leslie Ann Weinberg Ernest Weller Myrna and Herbert West Lois and Robert Whealey Susan and Robert Whitney Vera Widder Donald Wirtanen Margaret Woodward Elizabeth Zimmermann

Named endowment funds
UUSC has a growing number of named endowment funds established by individual donors, often to honor the memory of a friend or family member, or to commemorate a special occasion. The income from the funds provides an important source of revenue to UUSC for general support or specific programs, as designated by the donors. Unless otherwise indicated, the funds are not restricted. For more complete descriptions of each fund or for more information, visit our website,
Mary Frances Aldrich Endowment Fund Arlene A. Bartlow Endowment Fund Beverley V. Baxter Endowment Fund Rev. Shannon Bernard Memorial Fund Arnold and Julia Bradburd Endowment Fund Mildred K. Bickel Endowment Fund Domitila Barrios de Chungara Endowment Fund Doyle and Alba Bortner Endowment Fund Martha Sharp Cogan Children’s Endowment Fund Warren H. Cudworth Endowment Fund Rev. John W. Cyrus Endowment Fund William Emerson Endowment Fund Anne Sharples Frantz Endowment Fund Eleanor Clark French Library Endowment Fund Robert Goodman Endowment Fund Johanna Henn Endowment Fund Mary-Ella Holst and Guy C. Quinlan Endowment Fund Hu Endowment Fund Dorothy Baker Johnson Endowment Fund Mary Kornblau Endowment Fund Rev. Donald W. McKinney Endowment Fund Alexander McNeil Endowment Fund Katharine L. Morningstar Endowment Fund William U. Niss Endowment Fund Rev. Carolyn Owen-Towle Endowment Fund Dorothy Smith Patterson Endowment Fund Dr. Richard S. Scobie Endowment Fund Waitstill H. Sharp Endowment Fund Mary Trumpler Endowment Fund Howard G. Tucher Endowment Fund Rev. Charles Vickery Endowment Fund 50th Anniversary Program Endowment Fund 60th Anniversary Program Endowment Fund

Ambassadors’ Council
Ambassadors’ Council members assist UUSC staff and board with resource development and communicating UUSC’s mission and values to key constituents.
Margot Adler* Joan Armstrong* Susannah and Howard Arnould* Beverly and George August* Nancy Bartlett Beverley Baxter Larry Beck Sarah Benson* Thomas Bliffert* Helen Brown* Dorothy and James Caldiero* Barbara Cheatham Daniel Cheever Davalene Cooper* Fred Cox* Kim Crawford Harvie* Theadora Davitt-Cornyn Suzanne deBeers* Alice and Julian Dewell Danielle DiBona Sayre Dixon Franklin Evans Richard Fuhrman* Annella Furtick* Irmgard Gimby* James Gunning* Sarah and Aaron Hamburger* Robert Hardies John Hickey William Holden Mary-Ella Holst C. Leon Hopper* Diantha Horton Ellen Johnson-Fay Sarah Karstaedt* Fiona Knox Madeleine Lefebvre* Kenneth MacLean Linda and Daniel Marquardt* James McCorkel* Phyllis Morales Stephen Murphy* Cheryl Nikonovich-Kahn Winnie Norman* Mary Ann Oakley Kris Ockershauser Abe and Gloria Ohanian Carolyn Owen-Towle Lee Pardee* Dorothy Patterson Laurence Paxson Eggers* Laura Pedersen* Diana Peters Margaret and Ernest Pipes June Pulcini* Birdie and Charles M. Reed Charles E. Reed* Lettice Rhodes Christine Robinson Lucile and Warren Ross Warren Salinger Dick Scobie* Marilyn Sewell* Neil Shadle Lawrence Shafer* Ruth and Ted Shapin Don and Kathleen Southworth Betty Stapleford David Suehsdorf Catherine Taylor* Betty Thompson Alfred Trumpler Nancy Van Dyke* P.D. Wadler Barbara and Richard Weiss* Lois Whealey* Thomas Wintle Colin and Latifa Woodhouse Elizabeth Zimmermann* *Honorary Ambassadors

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“The work that UUSC does around the world is very meaningful to me and very impressive, and I think my money could not be used in any better way.”
— Doyle Bortner
Doyle Bortner established an endowment fund as a tribute to his late wife, Alba, in 1994. Later, when he learned about UUSC’s charitable gift annuity program, he thought it would be a good way to leverage his investment in UUSC’s human-rights programs, while also receiving income.

While many are passionate about advancing the work of UUSC, some supporters have chosen unique ways to show how strongly they feel about making this world a better place. One such couple is Julie and Brad Bradburd. Their passion to help educate the next generation of human-rights activists spurred them to establish the Bradburd Endowment for Social Justice Programs, which provides scholarships for youths to participate in human-rights educational experiences.
From left: Charlie Clements, Julie Bradburd, Rev. Terry Sweetser, Rev. Beth Graham, and Brad Bradburd.

“I support UUSC because I believe in the inherent equality of every individual, and that’s what UUSC’s work is all about.”
— David Lysy
A member of the UUSC Board of Trustees since 2000 (and its youngest member), David Lysy gives his time and expertise, as well as his financial resources, to help continue UUSC’s human-rights work at home and abroad.

Social Justice Activist Awards
UUSC honors social-justice activists each year with its top awards for outstanding activism and commitment to principles that promote human rights and social justice.

Outstanding Local Representative Awards
Each year, UUSC honors selected volunteers with Outstanding Local Representative awards for their work in building support for UUSC and its programs within their congregations.

Social Action Leadership Award
Richard Gilbert
First Unitarian Church of Rochester, N.Y.

Herb Altholz
First UU Congregation of the Palm Beaches, North Palm Beach, Fla.

Mary-Ella Holst Youth Activist Award
Sam Bryson-Brockmann
South Nassau UU Congregation in Freeport, N.Y.

Judy Bonner
First UU Congregation of the Palm Beaches, North Palm Beach, Fla.

Fiona Knox
Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Seminarian Award for Excellence in Social Justice
Renee Zimelis Ruchotzke
Meadville Lombard Theological Seminary East Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Kirtland, Ohio

Sue Robinson
First Parish Church, Norwell, Mass.

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honor congregations of 2007
Membership Awards
These awards recognize congregations that encourage their members to support human rights and social justice by joining UUSC with an annual membership gift.
Spirit of Justice Banner Societies
Honors congregations in which 100 percent of congregants are UUSC members.
Florida Cocoa Vero Beach Georgia Atlanta First Existentialist Congregation Hawaii Kea’au Texas Brownsville FRANCE Paris

Vision of Justice Banner Societies
Honors congregations in which 50 to 74 percent of congregants are UUSC members.
Alaska Juneau Seward Arizona Prescott Prescott UU Fellowship Tucson UU Congregation of NW Tucson Arkansas Hot Springs Village California Auburn Berkeley Fullerton Rancho Palos Verdes Redondo Beach San Rafael Visalia Whittier Colorado Greeley Connecticut Brooklyn New Haven Storrs Florida Deland Lakeland North Palm Beach Pensacola Illinois Alton De Kalb Maine Castine Maryland Great Mills Massachusetts Foxborough Medfield Plymouth Westwood Weymouth Missouri Jefferson City New Jersey Paramus Pomona Wayne Ohio Athens Dayton Delaware Warren Oregon West Linn

Pennsylvania West Chester Texas Abilene Amarillo Austin UU Fellowship Longview Lufkin New Braunfels Tyler Victoria Washington Bellingham Marysville Wisconsin Rice Lake Woodruff

Creating Justice Banner Societies
Honors congregations in which 25 to 49 percent of congregants are UUSC members.
Alabama Auburn Huntsville Tuscaloosa Alaska Anchorage Fairbanks Arizona Chandler Flagstaff Glendale Green Valley Prescott Granite Peak UU Congregation Sierra Vista Surprise Yuma Arkansas Fayetteville California Anaheim Aptos Bakersfield Bayside Canoga Park Carmel Chico Fremont Grass Valley Hayward La Crescenta Laguna Beach Livermore Los Angeles Los Gatos Napa North Hills Palo Alto Petaluma

Beacon of Justice Banner Societies
This new award honors congregations in which 75 to 99 percent of congregants are UUSC members.
Arkansas Jonesboro California Sunnyvale Connecticut Norwich Florida Port Charlotte New Jersey Newton Pennsylvania Athens Texas San Marcos Washington Friday Harbor Wisconsin Milwaukee Unitarian Fellowship

Rancho Mirage Sacramento UU Community Church San Diego First UU Church San Francisco San Jacinto San Luis Obispo San Mateo Santa Paula Studio City Ventura Vista Walnut Creek Colorado Boulder Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder Denver First Unitarian Society Glenwood Springs Lafayette Littleton Loveland Pueblo Connecticut Danbury Madison Manchester Meriden New London Stamford Westport Delaware Wilmington Florida Belleview Bradenton Jacksonville Buckman Bridge UU Society Miami New Smyrna Beach Plantation Rockledge Sarasota Tampa Tarpon Springs Venice West Melbourne Georgia Atlanta UU Congregation Brunswick Marietta Emerson UU Congregation Sandy Springs Valdosta Hawaii Honolulu Idaho Kimberly Pocatello Illinois Carbondale Deerfield Springfield

Indiana Columbus Evansville Iowa Cedar Falls Cedar Rapids Clinton Davenport Iowa City Mason City Kentucky Bowling Green Louisville Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church Maine Bangor Brunswick Dexter Edgecomb Kennebunk Portland The First Parish UU Allen Avenue UU Church Sanford Waterville West Paris Maryland Camp Springs Churchville Columbia Cumberland Lutherville Massachusetts Andover Athol Attleboro Billerica Boston Arlington Street Church Bridgewater Brookline Canton Danvers Duxbury Eastham Fitchburg Hingham First Parish in Hingham Old Ship Church Kingston Littleton Melrose Middleboro Newburyport Newton North Andover North Easton Norton Petersham Pittsfield Quincy Rockport Sherborn Stow Swampscott Watertown West Roxbury

Michigan Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Unitarian Fellowship Brighton Detroit East Lansing Farmington Hills Houghton Marquette Midland Mount Pleasant Muskegon Portage Rochester Troy Minnesota Fridley Hanska Mahtomedi Saint Cloud Underwood Wayzata Missouri Ellisville Rolla Nevada Reno New Hampshire Andover Durham Keene Manchester Peterborough Plymouth Tamworth New Jersey Bayville Branchburg Montclair Morristown Orange Plainfield Ridgewood New Mexico Albuquerque Albuquerque UU Fellowship First Unitarian Church Las Cruces Los Alamos Rio Rancho Silver City New York Albany Bellport Big Flats Bridgehampton Brooklyn First Unitarian Congregational Society Central Square East Aurora Fredonia Flushing Hamburg Hastings-on-Hudson Jamesport Jamestown Kingston

Manhasset Muttontown Pomona Queensbury Stony Brook Syracuse May Memorial UU Society Williamsville North Carolina Brevard Franklin Greenville Morehead City New Bern Wilmington North Dakota Bismarck Fargo Ohio Bellaire Berea Cincinnati First Unitarian Church St. John’s Unitarian Church Cleveland Heights Fairlawn Lewis Center New Madison North Olmsted Oberlin Toledo Wooster Youngstown Oklahoma Edmond Lawton Norman Norman UU Fellowship Oklahoma City Tulsa Church of the Restoration, UU Oregon Ashland Astoria Corvallis North Bend Portland First Unitarian Church Wy’east UU Congregation Roseburg Pennsylvania Beach Lake Bethlehem Collegeville Devon Erie Ligonier Philadelphia UU Church of the Restoration Pittsburgh First Unitarian Church UU Church of the South Hills Smithton

State College Stroudsburg Rhode Island Providence Religious Society of Bell Street Chapel South Carolina Beaufort Hilton Head Island Newberry Tennessee Cookville Clarksville Memphis Peter Cooper UU Fellowship Nashville Greater Nashville UU Congregation Texas Galveston Houston Unitarian Fellowship Midland San Antonio Community UU Church San Juan Vermont Bennington Burlington Chester Middlebury Norwich South Strafford West Brattleboro Virginia Blacksburg Glen Allen Harrisonburg Lynchburg Williamsburg Washington Bainbridge Island Blaine Des Moines Freeland Hoquiam Lacey Port Townsend Richland Tacoma Vashon Woodinville Wisconsin Appleton Eau Claire Kenosha La Crosse Madison First Unitarian Society Prairie UU Society Marshfield Ripon Wyoming Sheridan VIRGIN ISLANDS Christiansted

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Congregational Corporate-Giving Awards
These awards recognize a congregation’s deep commitment to justice and human rights through institutional giving.

Helen Fogg Chalice Society
Honors congregations for their generous lineitem contribution of a gift from their annual budget of at least $25 per church member.
Connecticut New Britain Massachusetts Berlin Eastham Sterling Westwood New York Manhasset VIRGIN ISLANDS Christiansted

James Luther Adams Award
Honors congregations for their generous lineitem contribution of a gift from their annual budget of at least $1 per church member.
Alaska Anchorage Arizona Green Valley Surprise Arkansas Fayetteville Hot Springs Village California Berkeley Escondido Fresno La Crescenta Long Beach Montclair Palo Alto Redondo Beach San Diego First UU Church San Luis Obispo San Mateo San Rafael Santa Barbara Studio City Colorado Golden Lafayette Connecticut Hamden

Westport Delaware Wilmington Florida Boca Raton Clearwater Gainesville Lakeland Plantation Sarasota Venice Vero Beach Georgia Athens Ellijay Illinois Alton Chicago Third Unitarian Church Deerfield De Kalb Oak Park Rockford Indiana Bloomington Iowa Davenport Kansas Manhattan Kentucky Louisville First Unitarian Church Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church Maine Castine Maryland Bethesda Cedar Lane UU Church Camp Springs Columbia Cumberland Salisbury Massachusetts Boston Community Church First Church Cambridge Duxbury Groton Littleton Nantucket North Andover Quincy Salem First Congregational Society, Unitarian Sharon Sherborn Sudbury Swampscott Watertown Wayland

Wellesley Hills Weston Michigan Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Unitarian Fellowship Flint Minnesota Mankato Saint Cloud Winona Missouri St. Louis First Unitarian Church Montana Billings Nevada Las Vegas Reno New Hampshire Milford New Jersey Lincroft Orange Princeton New York New York Community Church of New York UU Unitarian Church of All Souls Oneonta Rochester First Unitarian Church Watertown North Carolina Durham Eno River UU Fellowship Greenville Hillsborough Raleigh Ohio Berea Cincinnati First Unitarian Church St. John’s Unitarian Church Columbus Lewis Center Wooster Yellow Springs Oklahoma Oklahoma City Tulsa All Souls Unitarian Church Oregon Bend Hillsboro Oregon City Tennessee Cookeville Tullahoma Texas Austin First UU Church

College Station Fort Worth Westside UU Church Houston Bay Area UU Church Plano Community UU Church Virginia Burke Fredericksburg Washington Bellevue Bellingham Blaine Edmonds Seattle University Unitarian Church Shoreline Woodinville Wisconsin Madison Prairie UU Society Milwaukee First Unitarian Society Woodruff MEXICO San Miguel de Allende

We celebrate these UU congregations for their exceptional levels of UUSC membership and support during our 2007 fiscal year. The generosity of these congregations and their members enables UUSC to continue its work advancing human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world.
For more information on how your congregation can play a critical role in supporting the work of UUSC, contact Rachel Jordan at 800-766-5236 or, or visit our website at

Guest At Your Table Special Recognition
Through Guest at Your Table, the members of each of these congregations contributed a total of $5,000 or more to UUSC’s work for justice.
Arizona Chandler California Sunnyvale Minnesota Mahtomedi Texas Houston Emerson UU Church Wisconsin Appleton Madison

Membership awards are calculated by comparing the number of UUSC memberships during the fiscal year with the church size as reported by the UUA for that fiscal year. These lists cover the period July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007. The compilers have carefully reviewed the names that are included. However, errors and omissions may have occurred. If your congregation has been omitted, misspelled, or listed incorrectly, please accept our apologies and bring the mistake to our attention. Contact Volunteer Services, UUSC, 689 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-3302, e-mail, or call 800-766-5236.

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financial statements

Functional Expenses
Program services n Environmental Justice n Economic Justice n Civil Liberties n Right in Humanitarian Crises Total program services Supporting services n Fundraising n Management Total supporting services Total functional expenses
n Environmental justice n Economic justice n Civil liberties n Rights in humanitarian crises

Statement of Financial Position
June 30, 2007 25% 27% 21% 7% 80% 13% 7% 20% 1,651,246 1,785,074 1,368,144 484,012 5,288,476 877,807 444,419 1,322,226 6,610,702
Assets Cash & equivalents Cash Money market fund Investments Program-related investments Accounts and Interest Receivable Pledges receivable, net Prepaid expenses and other assets Cash – escrow Property and equipment, net Total Assets Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses Accrued compensation Pooled income deferred revenue Unearned revenue Bond payable Planned giving obligations: Gift annuities Trust agreements Pooled income

June 30, 2006

385,914 258,817 644,731 15,086,917 122,758 163,619 818,088 118,924 1,650,743 5,026,110 23,631,890

467,007 807,560 1,274,567 14,139,268 136,265 131,122 778,503 214,701 1,697,768 18,372,194


216,236 150,669 287,283 13,409 3,486,696 1,108,900 122,245 7,653 5,393,091

364,605 137,105 319,181 1,024,706 123,462 8,088 1,977,147

n Fundraising n Management

Net Assets: Unrestricted Temporarily restricted Permanently restricted

13,666,085 1,705,141 2,867,573 18,238,799 23,631,890

12,096,320 1,725,359 2,573,368 16,395,047 18,372,194

Total Liabilities & Net Assets

Statement of Activities
2007 2006

Unrestricted Public support & revenue Net assests released from restrictions Total public support and revenue and net assets released from restrictions Expenses Program services Fundraising Management Total expenses Income/(loss) from operations Net non-operating activities Net Assets Change in net assets Beginning of the year End of year (a) (b) (a+b) 5,135,017 1,015,627 6,150,644

Temporarily restricted 985,678 (1,034,450) (48,772)

Permanently restricted 34,448 18,823 53,271

Total 6,155,143 0 6,155,143

Total 7,745,781 0 7,745,781

5,288,476 877,807 444,419 6,610,702 (460,058) 2,029,823 1,569,765 12,096,320 13,666,085 (48,772) 28,554 (20,218) 1,725,359 1,705,141 53,271 240,934 294,205 2,573,368 2,867,573

5,288,476 877,807 444,419 6,610,702 (455,559) 2,299,311 1,843,752 16,395,047 18,238,799

5,132,434 787,838 398,290 6,318,562 1,427,219 (238,697) 1,188,522 15,206,525 16,395,047

Complete UUSC financial statements for the year ended June 0, 200 were audited by TOFIAS, PC, certified public accountants, Cambridge, Mass. Copies of the complete audited financial statements are available from UUSC.

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This page: A FENTAP activist looks on as a vendor draws water from the Tumbes River in Peru. Water drawn in this fashion is then sold — untreated — to local communities. (200 Patricia Jones/UUSC) Back cover: JustWorks volunteers at a Gulf Coast Recovery work site in Biloxi, Mississippi. (200 Shayla Reid/UUSC)

boarD of trustees
William F. Schulz Chair Katherine C. Hall Vice Chair Stanley L. Corfman Treasurer David Lysy Secretary Tom Andrews John E. Gibbons Barclay Hudson Todd Jones Charlotte Jones-Carroll Diane Miller Carolyn Purcell Lurma Rackley Susan C. Scrimshaw Charles Spence Fasaha M. Traylor

Charlie Clements President and Chief Executive Officer Mark McPeak Executive Director Seanna Berry Executive Assistant Maxine Hart Human Resources Manager Quang Nguyen Compensation and Benefits Specialist

Ki Kim Director of Communications Meredith Barges Editor/Writer Dick Campbell Media and Public Affairs Coordinator Eric Grignol Production Coordinator Sarah Peck Communications Assistant Mark Simon Senior Associate, Web Administration and Graphic Design

Atema Eclai Director of Programs Gretchen Alther Associate for Rights in Humanitarian Crises Xenia Barahona Senior Associate, JustJourneys Anna Bartlett Administrative Assistant Quo Vadis Gex Breaux Gulf Coast Response Coordinator Rebecca Brown Associate for Environmental Justice Ariel Jacobson Associate for Economic Justice Patricia Jones Program Manager, Environmental Justice Kim McDonald Senior Associate, Education and Action Peggy Powell Associate, Gulf Coast Volunteer Program Johanna Chao Kreilick Program Manager, Economic Justice Shayla Reid Program Assistant, JustWorks Wayne Smith Program Manager, Civil Liberties Martha Thompson Program Manager, Rights in Humanitarian Crises Nguyen Weeks Program Associate, Youth

institutional aDvancement
Maxine Neil Director of Institutional Advancement John Anderson Gift Processing Assistant Laurie Brunner Prospect Research Assistant Kenneth Dolbashian Senior Associate for Planned and Major Gifts Rachel Jordan Senior Associate for Member Development Colleen Kelly Gift Processing Assistant Eric Kreilick Senior Associate for Major Gifts and Foundations Susan Mosher Associate for Donor Services

finance anD oPerations
Michael Zouzoua Chief Financial Officer Ethan Adams Senior Facilities and Operations Associate Aiesha Cummings Operations Assistant Jayme Donnelly Senior Associate for Information Technology Komar Manbodh Senior Accountant Shari Yeaton Senior Operations Assistant Mohamed Zine abidine Accountant

outreach anD mobilization
Myrna Greenfield Director, Outreach and Mobilization Nancy Moore Executive Liaison to the Denomination and Congregations Cristin Martineau Events Coordinator Shelley Moskowitz Washington, D.C., Representative Kara Smith Administrative Assistant

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UUSC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. UUSC employees are represented by UNITE HERE! Human Rights Workers Local 2661 Editors: Meredith Barges, Ki H. Kim, and Sofia T. Romero Design and layout: Julie Decedue Production: Eric Grignol and Mark Simon Additional photography by Audubon Dougherty, Eric Grignol, and Sarah M. Peck and courtesy of Doyle Bortner and David Lysy A publication of the UUSC Department of Communications © 2007 All rights reserved

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