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Getting Past Inertia: Ten Simple, Valiant Steps To Align Your Foundation’s Endowment With Your Mission – Or Not

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in Blog, Huff Post, Models | 0 comments

Huff Post blog by Untours Foundation Director Elizabeth Killough There’s a lot of judgment these days about your endowment. You use it only to grow more money when it could be doing that and much more. I admit to my own judgment and perhaps you can face up to yours. You inherited a 100-year old practice of handing your endowment over to someone else while...

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Videos from the UnGala!

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in Blog, Investees, Models, Special Event | 0 comments

Enjoy short videos of two presentations at our recent UnGala event celebrating the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary:  Rachel Faller, founder of the Fair Trade clothing business, tonlé, who won our UnDreamed of Award for social vision, economic justice, and environmental transformation in business; and Devon Walls of New Day Chester, a Foundation...

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FOUNDATIONS: PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MISSION IS

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 in Blog, Huff Post, Models | 0 comments

  Huffington Post Blog by Untours Foundation Director Elizabeth Killough   When the heater gave out at Broad Street Ministry last December at the start of the Philadelphia winter, it should have meant an end to that non-profit’s weekly hospitality to hundreds of people without homes. Non-profits typically don’t have $250,000 in the ready for such...

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INCLUSIVE & ARTISTIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 in Blog, Models, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

We invest worldwide in amazing businesses including several in Chester, PA, which is just ten minutes from our offices. Chester holds the tragic distinction of having the highest homicide rate in the US. But help has come from the heart of Chester in the form of several entrepreneurs, who have stepped up to the plate using the arts to transform this town...

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Kitchen Harvest — A Bit of a Love Story

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 in Blog, Investees, Models | 0 comments

By Frances Schwabenland, our photojournalist. If you are lucky enough to spend time with Chris, you will be in the midst of poetry in motion! An artist of nature! It was just after sunrise when I was introduced to the Kitchen Harvest garden. I am not a morning person but the thought of missing that golden light awakening those tender baby strawberries and...

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Wash Cycle Laundry — Up Close and Personal

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 in Blog, Investees, Models | 0 comments

By Frances Schwabenland, our photojournalist. “I have to be here.” Mildred was fighting a cold but she didn’t let that stop her. Her sense of responsibility and dedication has made her the first Employee of the Month for Wash Cycle Laundry. That morning, 39 bags filled with clothes, linens, sheets and towels had to be weighed, checked in...

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