Press Release: General Board of Pension and Health Benefits to Hold Public Forum

February 3, 2012


For Immediate Release

Contact: M. Colette Nies, Managing Director, Communications
(847) 866-4296 or

Glenview, IL—The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of The United Methodist Church (GBPHB) invites interested constituents to a Public Forum on Friday, March 2, 2012. GBPHB’s Public Forum allows the board of directors to hear concerns of UMC constituents through a short presentation during their regularly scheduled board meetings in the various jurisdictions.

The Public Forum will be held at the JW Marriott Starr Pass, 3800 W. Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson AZ 85745. It is tentatively scheduled for 11:45 a.m., Mountain time.

To place your name and topic on the agenda and for specific presentation requirements, call Colette Nies by February 20 at 1-800-269-2244, extension 4296, or e-mail Colette at


About the General Board

The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits is a not-for-profit administrative agency of The United Methodist Church, responsible for the general supervision and administration of the retirement, health and welfare benefit plans, programs and funds for more than 74,000 clergy and lay employees of the Church.

The General Board is the largest faith-based pension fund in the United States and ranks among the top 100 pension funds in the country. As a responsible investor, the General Board is actively involved in shareholder advocacy, proxy voting, portfolio screening and community investing.




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