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American Baptist Home Mission Societies Presents Colonial with the Faithful Steward Service Award

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New York, NY, Dec 9, 2014 - American Baptist Home Mission Societies' (ABHMS) presented Colonial Consulting with the 鈥淔aithful Steward Service Award鈥 at their annual Board of Directors meeting in appreciation for Colonial鈥檚 years of service that have helped and continue to support ABHMS' abilities to achieve its mission. Featuring a speech by Joy Anderson, founder of the Criterion Institute, a think tank related to shaping markets to create social and environmental good, the meeting opened with a luncheon that included a discussion around SRI investing before continuing on with the awards presentation.

Finance Committee chair Brazilian Thurman, with board vice president Lois Chiles, presented the 鈥淔aithful Steward鈥 award noting 鈥渢here is more to a bottom line than a dollar.鈥 On hand to accept the award on behalf of Colonial Consulting were Managing Director Charles Georgalas and Managing Director Ray Vena. The award begins with, "Presented to Colonial Consulting - In appreciation of your consistent sound investment advice, which has supported a long-term ability to achieve our mission in socially responsible ways.鈥 The inscription ends with a quote from the Bible: "The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God's service (I Corinthians 3:8-9)鈥.

鈥漌e deeply value our continued relationship with Colonial鈥, commented Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Michaele Birdsall. The American Baptist Home Mission Society has been one of Colonial's longest lasting clients, having been with Colonial for over 30 years.

About Colonial Consulting, LLC
Colonial Consulting is a leading investment consulting firm founded in 1980 with a focus on contributing to strong investment returns. With the firm's experience, expertise, and in-depth research, Colonial provides valuable investment advice and full service consulting so that its clients can meet their financial objectives. The firm has always focused on non-profits and approximately 90% of client assets are held by endowments or foundations. As a result, the firm is structured to specifically work with the requirements and challenges of these institutions. Colonial's efforts are focused on a number of areas and are driven by the deeply rooted philosophy that the firm exists to serve clients and that their success defines its own.

About the American Baptist Home Mission Societies
American Baptist Home Mission Societies鈥攖he domestic mission arm of American Baptist Churches USA鈥攎inisters as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on discipleship, community and justice. American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God鈥檚 mission around the world.

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Charles Georgalas
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