MUUC / MUUF
With the merger of the American Unitarian Association (AUA) and the Universalist Church of America (UCA) in 1961, Midwest Unitarian groups and Western Universalist groups formed the Midwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference (MUUC) and the Midwest Unitarian Universalist Foundation (MUUF). The purpose of MUUC is to further the interests of Unitarian Universalists and their institutions in the mid-continental states and provinces, to promote, foster and encourage the interests of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), to support those institutions to spread the message of Unitarian Universalism, and to distribute the surplus income generated by funds in trust by MUUF, a subsidiary corporation. The purpose of MUUF is to hold those funds received from the AUA and UCA in trust, to safeguard and administer the funds, and to invest the funds and securities.
There are currently two restricted funds. Please click on the links below to learn more about the funds, and how you may apply for assistance.
The Ryder Fund - an enduring legacy of the Rev. Dr. William Henry Ryder for the support of elder Unitarian Universalist Ministers and their Partners, Widows, and Widowers
The Iva Laughlin Fund -an enduring legacy of Mrs. Iva Laughlin, a dedicated Universalist laywoman, for the support of elder Unitarian Universalist lay people