Broad Market Investment Approach

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The performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Returns and the principal value of your contributions will fluctuate so that when sold may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted above. Performance may reflect waivers or reimbursements of certain expenses. Absent these waivers or reimbursement arrangements, performance results would have been lower. Since Inception performance shown is cumulative for funds that have less than one year of performance history. For performance data current to the most recent month-end, please visit the performance section of and search for the respective fund.

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The risks that the fund is subject to include asset allocation risk, active management risk and underlying fund risk. The fund is also subject to the risks of the underlying funds in which the fund invests. This may include equity investment risk and fixed income investment risks.

1Inception date is the date the investment initially launched.

2The annual expense charge may also include fees for the underlying funds.  In general, lifestyle funds indirectly bear their pro rata share of the fees and expenses incurred by the underlying funds.

3The net expense ratio reflects a voluntary contractual arrangement that has the effect of reducing or limiting the expenses associated with the fund's operations. Without such an arrangement, currently or in the past, returns would have been lower. This arrangement is scheduled to expire on 9/30/2018. Please see the prospectus for details.

4The fund's benchmark is a weighted average of the benchmark for each of the underlying funds in which the fund invests. The composite index is created by applying the performance of the benchmark indices in proportion to each fund's target allocations across the market sectors.

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Donors cannot recommend investments directly in any index. Index returns do not include a deduction for fees or expenses.

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