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Funding Justice

The Legacy of the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program

Warren Ross

Since 1959, the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program has provided direct support to the UUA and many nonreligious grassroots organizations whose goals reflect the principles of Unitarian Universalism. Based on more than fifty interviews with Veatch leaders, staff and recipients, Funding Justice chronicles the achievements of the Veatch Program in the UU faith community and in the field of progressive philanthropy. Ross explores the origins of the program, beginning with benefactor Caroline Veatch and provides a history of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in New York.

These compelling stories reflect a deep commitment to social justice, equity and the democratic process. Funding Justice is also a useful guide for organizations seeking financial support to build a broader civil society.

A contributing editor of UU World, Warren Ross served as president of the Unitarian Universalist New York Metro District, chair of the UUA Nominating Committee and member and vice chair of the UUA Board of Trustees. He is the author of The Premise and the Promise: The Story of the Unitarian Universalist Association (Skinner House Books).

Praise for Funding Justice:

"If we were to imagine the perfect funding source ‘within the family,' we would imagine the Veatch Program. It is deeply committed to supporting Unitarian Universalism and equally committed to creating justice in our world. We would simply not be as strong as we are today without the Veatch Program. Ross's Funding Justice is a story that needs to be told."
—William Sinkford, UUA President

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This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

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