ICCFA Names 2022 “Keeping it Personal” Award Winners
STERLING, VA —The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) has named its 2022 Keeping It Personal (KIP) Award winners, recognizing the best in personalization in the cemetery and funeral service profession.
Created by the ICCFA Personalization Committee, the KIP program honors recipients in four categories: Most Personalized Service/Memorial for Funeral Home, Most Personalized Service/Memorial for Cemetery, Most Personalized Pet Service, and Innovative Personalized Product, which is only available to supplier members.
This year’s contest attracted entries from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States. Professionals from outside the cemetery and funeral service profession judged the entries. The 2022 KIP winners and honorable mentions will be featured during the KIP Awards and Designations on Thursday, May 18 from 8:00 – 8:30 AM at the 2023 ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 16-19, 2023. Descriptions of each winning entry and honorable mention are available at iccfa.com/membership/awards/kip/.
The winners are as follows:
MOST PERSONALIZED SERVICE OR MEMORIAL (Funeral Home)
First Place and Overall Grand Prize Winner
Star Trek Memorial – Boldly Going Where No Funeral Has Gone Before
Pray Funeral Home Inc. – Charlotte, Michigan
Flanner Buchanan’s Certificate of Service and Challenge Coin Initiative
Flanner Buchanan – Indianapolis, Indiana
MOST PERSONALIZED SERVICE OR MEMORIAL (Cemetery)
Green Hills Memorial Park – Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Jefferson Memorial Park Paints the Park Pink in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Jefferson Memorial Park, Funeral Home, Crematory & Arboretum – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
MOST PERSONALIZED PET SERVICE
Changing the Lives of Street Dogs
Capillas Señoriales Casa de Homanejas – Merida, Mexico
Fox, Canine Hero
Capillas Señoriales – Guatemala
INNOVATIVE/PERSONALIZED PRODUCT (SUPPLIERS)
KeepTrack™ – The QR Body Tracking System for Funeral Homes & Crematories
Gather – Meridian, Idaho
Chronicle Cemetery Software – Victoria, Australia
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Founded in 1887, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association is the only international trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, cremation, funeral and memorialization profession. The association is comprised of more than 10,000 members in the cemetery, funeral home and crematory industries, as well as supplier and related businesses worldwide.