Funeral Industry Press Releases
Legacy.com, the Internet’s leader in obituaries and related services, announces the successful close of its first Give to Remember Event. Participating charities began fundraising on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 and continued outreach in partnership with Legacy.com for the full calendar month. 13 charities in total participated in the month-long Give to Remember campaign, raising $167,000 including $50,000 in matching funds from Legacy.com. “Legacy.com helps charities raise memorial funds every day in supporting traditional giving from obituaries. This event was an opportunity for us to double up our support for our inspirational charity partners as we remember the people who made a difference in our lives,” shares Steve Parrott, President and CEO of Legacy.com
The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to serving the professional needs of independent funeral homes, is pleased to announce that the OGR Foundation is now accepting applications for its Awards of Excellence Scholarship Program. Applications are due by February 29, 2016.
Virtually everyone has used Internet Explorer (IE) at some point in their online life. Some cringe at the very mention of it from the nightmares the browser has made them deal with. Others are quite content with the browser and perhaps have never known nothing else. No matter what side of the fence you sit on, you’ve no doubt had an experience with the internet browser. Today those experiences may be cut short as Microsoft has made some large announcements concerning the future of the company’s browser.
I always feel tremendous joy when I meet an authentically passionate funeral director. I can literally feel the commitment they have made to help families create meaningful funeral experiences. Please ask yourself: Am I passionate about funeral service? Passion for a profession evolves from commitment. How does your commitment create passion for funeral service? It’s the conscious intent of committing yourself to something you believe in that kindles your natural excitement, enthusiasm and devotion.
The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to serving independent funeral homes, is excited to announce its first ever Young Professionals Event to be held in Austin. “We are looking forward to hosting up and coming funeral professionals from around the country,” said Jessica Smith, Assistant Executive Director for OGR. “We hope that this event will become an annual affair and will foster new relationships for the next generation of funeral service professionals.
Funeral Service Insider recently launched a marketing survey to glean insights on how funeral homes are marketing their products and services. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete, and the results will be reported in a future issue of the Funeral Service Insider. “We’re hoping to get as many people as possible to respond to the survey, as it will provide our readers with some tremendous insights on how funeral homes are approaching marketing, including what they are doing right and where they’re falling short,”
Foundation Partners Group (FPG), a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products, has announced the promotion of industry veteran Jim Ford to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer. In this role, Ford will be responsible for implementing FPG’s customer experience programs – from customer service strategies to operations excellence initiatives for the FPG funeral homes and cemeteries. The position was formerly held by Justin Baxley, who was recently promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Business Development at FPG.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is giving young funeral professionals another opportunity to learn from three of the profession’s top funeral directors and network with like-minded peers. Entries for NFDA’s eighth Meet the Mentors event must be submitted by midnight CST January 15, 2016. Meet the Mentors will take place March 13-15 at Emory Conference Center Hotel, which is located on the campus of Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. Meet the Mentors is held in cooperation with the Funeral Service Foundation
Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in pre-need funeral funding, has announced a new partnership with ClearPoint Federal Bank & Trust as sole trustee for Homesteaders’ Assurance Trust® products.
FrontRunner Professional Welcomes New Software Developer, Badrdine Sabhi to Their Expanding Programming Team
FrontRunner Professional is proud to welcome and announce Badrdine Sabhi as its newest member to their in-house programming team. Mr. Sabhi has proudly earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering while living in Morocco. He brings extensive experience in both software and website development to the FrontRunner team, and now calls Kingston, FrontRunner Professional’s headquarter location, home.