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Business Continuity Plan

Summary Statement
The United Methodist Foundation of Western Pennsylvania has in place a Business Continuity Plan to be followed in the event of a major operational interruption caused by a natural catastrophe or human-caused event.

The Business Continuity Plan is designed to address key areas of concern — including but not limited to the following:

  • Alternate physical location of operation
  • Data backup and recovery
  • Financial and operational assessments
  • Financial and credit risk
  • Alternate communications between the United Methodist Foundation and its Account Holders, employees, funds consultant, funds custodian, and vendors
  • Critical business constituents, banks

Taking into account the specific natures and varying types of business disruptions that may occur, different scenarios have been addressed in the Business Continuity Plan.

Internal Significant Business Disruption
Affects only the United Methodist Foundation’s ability to communicate and conduct business, such as a fire in the building.

External Significant Business Disruption
Prevents the operation of the United Methodist Foundation and/or other organizations that have been identified as mission critical to the United Methodist Foundation, caused by natural disaster, terrorist attack, city-wide flood, or a wide-scale regional disruption.

The United Methodist Foundation intends to provide service to its account holders in the event of any type of business disruption that may occur. Our plan ensures that account holders’ funds will be protected and every effort will be made to handle anticipated or unexpected disruptions quickly, efficiently, and with the least amount of inconvenience to all concerned.

The United Methodist Foundation’s Business Continuity Plan is reviewed and updated on an annual basis.