Funeral Service Foundation Honors 2011 Donors
Brookfield, Wis. — The Funeral Service Foundation recognized 16 donors who completed their pledge commitments in 2011. The donors were honored at the Foundation’s Donor Reception held in conjunction with the National Funeral Directors Association’s national convention this past October in Chicago, Ill.
In addition, Ralph and Chari Buckner (center) of Ralph Buckner Foundation and Ralph Buckner Funeral Home were recognized at the FSF Donor Reception for their gift in memory of their daughter, Shipley.
Shaun Myers, Chair of the Funeral Service Foundation said, “Thanks to many generous donors like those who completed their pledges in 2011, the Funeral Service Foundation has become the charitable voice for our noble profession. With such broad support, the foundation is uniquely qualified to promote the best of what funeral service is about through grant-giving, research projects and public awareness campaigns. We honor and thank those who have generously given back to our profession.”
The following firms completed their pledges in 2011:
Thumbies, Fox River Grove, Illinois
Ferno-Washington, Inc., Wilmington, Ohio
Cypress Funeral Services, Inc., Colma, California
Baue Funeral Homes, St. Charles, Missouri
Federated Funeral Directors of America, Inc., Springfield, Illinois
French Mortuary, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Shackelford Funeral Directors, Savannah, Tennessee
Geib Funeral Homes, New Philadelphia, Ohio
Ad Direct, Barberton, Ohio
Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chardon, Ohio
James and Kimberly Price, Valrico, Florida
Preneed Funeral Programs, Inc., Metairie, Louisiana
Routsong Funeral Home, Inc., Kettering, Ohio
Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, Tennessee
T. M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home, Plantation, Florida
Walker Funeral Homes, Toledo, Ohio
About the Funeral Service Foundation
The Funeral Service Foundation, through grants, scholarships and research initiatives, supports career and professional development in funeral service, the advancement of funeral service and allied professions, public awareness and education, and the improvement of children’s lives. For more information, visit http://www.funeralservicefoundation.org.