Ms. Gulbrandsen, former IARF President (1900-1993) served as the Moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1985 through 1993. She was actively involved in IARF-US Chapter activities and served for many years as co-chair of the Chapter. She was the recipient of many awards and recognitions including the IARF-US Award for Interfaith Cooperation in 1996.
The Natalie Gulbrandsen Ministerial Scholarship for International Studies, created by her children and friends, honors her commitment to strengthening international relations and developing a stronger world consciousness. Before her passing, Natalie was quoted as saying â€œthroughout my lifetime, cross-cultural relationships and experiences have deepened my understanding of being human and being religious. I am so honored to have my name associated with a fund that will further the cause of Unitarian Universalism in the world and which will strengthen the commitment of our ministers to the global community.â€
Donations to the Natalie Gulbrandsen Ministerial Scholarship for International Studies may be sent to:Â Unitarian Universalist Association, 6th Floor, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108.