Various schools, colleges, universities, seminaries, congregations, area conferences and other programs within Mennonite Church USA have partnered with MEA for the management and investment of certain endowment funds, scholarship funds and other financial assets owned by the institutions that are integrated into an investment pool.
Investment and spending policies reflect the need for balance between meeting current income needs and preserving purchasing power over the longer term. The
primary purpose of the MEA investment fund is to provide an enduring source of
support to the endowed and scholarship programs of institutions within
Mennonite Church USA. The spending policy was designed with two objectives in
mind (both within the confines of socially responsible investing):
Pooling funds increases efficiency and allows investors access to investment vehicles that may not be available to individual institutions due to minimum investment requirements. Fee reductions are also available based on the size of the portfolio. For pool participants where socially responsible investing is a high priority, there are substantial savings in cost.
MEA Investment Committee: (left to right) back row: Bart Miller, John
Liechty, Barry Bartel, Linwood Rush, Aaron Ziulkowski
front row: Susan Taylor, Chad Horning, Katie Villegas,
Christine Jantz, J B Miller
MEA Investment Committee Bios 2021
Investment Committee Policy Statement
MEA Investment Committee Racial Equity Statement
Investment Committee Climate Change Position