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Grand Holiday Piano Fundraiser

Channing-Murray's Grand Holiday Piano Fundraiser has officially launched! We are raising $2,000 to help our newly donated baby grand piano receive the renovations it deserves! 

With new wheels and some tuning and such, CMF will be able to offer more musical resources and performances for the community.

With refurbishing this new baby grand piano, the upright piano that has been with us for years will be able to be of great use at the Red Herring for their many performances, as well!

Help donate here so we can all enjoy what the Red Herring and Channing-Murray have to offer!


Radically inclusive, social justice centered, spiritually alive. 

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The Channing-Murray Foundation is a non-profit art and social justice campus center rooted in Unitarian Universalist values. We believe that everyone has inherent worth and dignity, people and planet are interconnected, and we all have a role to play in creating networks of care. Incorporated as a UU student ministry in 1954, CMF has evolved into a performance venue, an activist meeting space, and a home to the Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant.

The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant has been serving up delicious vegan/vegetarian food to the Urbana-Champaign community for over thirty years. Visit their website and facebook page for all the up-to-date information. Red Herring is doing some restructuring in early 2022, and hopes to be back in business by the spring!

Every week Channing-Murray members and friends work to serve the most vulnerable in our community during this global crisis via our food delivery program- the bucket brigade. If you live in Champaign-Urbana, and are having difficulty securing food; bucket brigade brings 3 bags of groceries, and 3 local, ready-made meals from the Red Herring- straight to your doorstep. This is our call to action; we live out our mission by meeting the basic needs of our neighbors

Take a look at our Bucket Brigade page to find out how to receive food!

It takes all kinds of skills and people to build the world we all dream of; our programs and food pantry need all kinds of support. Your financial support is a critical piece of the puzzle as we work to make food healthier and more accessible in Champaign-Urbana, and make lasting community connections that ground our hearts and minds in caring for one another.


Bucket Brigade

Channing-Murray Foundation brings groceries and meals to the doorstep's of those who need it most. 


Our center relies on the generous donations that members of our community make to keep providing vibrant programs and events--please donate here



Mission Statement

The mission of the Channing-Murray Foundation is to provide educational opportunities to explore Unitarian-Universalism spirituality, reflect our concern for social justice, and affirm diversity through outreach to the campus community of Urbana-Champaign.

The tradition of Channing-Murray is not only to provide artistic, social, educational, and religious programming, but also to be a haven for those who dream of a better world, who try to make a better world, who need a place to express and discuss their ideas and to understand the spirituality of Unitarian-Universalism.

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Channing Murray stands in solidarity with the Indigenous People of this land and does not permit anyone to wear or display images of native mascots in this building or on our grounds. Individuals in violation of this policy will be asked to cover or change out of attire displaying such images. Anyone who does not wish to follow this policy will be asked to leave.