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Charity Spotlight: Funeral Service Foundation

Funeral Service Foundation

Charity Spotlight: Funeral Service Foundation

Funeral Service Foundation is participating in's Give to Remember project. Throughout the month of December, Legacy will match up to $50,000 in donations made across the entire event. Donate now and maximize your positive impact.

What is the Funeral Service Foundation’s mission?

Built upon the vision and dedication of three generations of funeral service professionals, the Funeral Service Foundation is the leading public foundation dedicated in perpetuity to serve the entire funeral service profession. 
In alignment with its mission to fund the projects and programs that support all of funeral service in building meaningful relationships in the community, the Foundation commissions innovative research, funds programs and professional development for funeral service professionals, administers and awards scholarships and assists communities in crisis.

In what ways does Funeral Service Foundation directly support this mission?

Thanks to charitable gifts, bequests, an endowment and other funding sources, the Foundation equips funeral professionals with the tools and resources necessary to engage their communities, and to help the families they serve understand the importance of memorialization and honoring a life well lived.
In addition, the Foundation offers a variety of academic and professional development scholarships to support those entering the funeral service and professionals looking to grow in their careers.
Reaching beyond the funeral service profession, the Funeral Service Foundation helps our members support initiatives including “Have the Talk of a Lifetime,” a consumer education campaign designed to help families share the unique life stories of the people who matter most to them.

Why should people support Giving Tuesday (and charitable giving in general)?

Giving Tuesday serves as a reminder of the importance of charitable giving. A donation to the Funeral Service Foundation will positively impact society at large by equipping funeral service professionals with the resources necessary to build meaningful relationships in the communities they serve.