OGR Wins Award for Grief Support Program

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OGR Wins Award for Grief Support Program

The Indiana Society of Association Executives recognized the association for its membership program

INDIANAPOLIS (December 7, 2023) – The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) was honored with an Award of Excellence at last night’s Indiana Society of Association Executives 22nd Annual Star Awards. The awards program recognizes associations for demonstrating excellence in innovation, membership programs, community service and more.

The award was given to OGR for its Hope After Heartache Grief Support Group. The grief support program, provided at no cost to OGR members, enables funeral homes to extend valuable support to the families they serve.

“For most funeral homes, grief support is a problem looking for a solution, so our members have been grateful to have this benefit available with no added cost,” said Nancy Weil, OGR’s Member Resources Director. Weil is a licensed therapist who co-facilitates the group.

The grief support program provides members with a templated letter containing login details for the virtual support group that meets twice monthly. Funeral homes can provide the letters to families as a free resource. It also offers a private Facebook page where members continue supporting one another between support group sessions. OGR funeral homes can also access free resource materials for families, including a brochure listing national loss-specific groups, blog templates and videos for their websites.

Over 160 people have come through the support group since it began its Zoom format in 2020.

For more information about Hope After Heartache, contact Nancy Weil at nweil@ogr.org or 800.637.8030, ext. 304.


About the International Order of the Golden Rule

Since 1928, the International Order of the Golden Rule has been the leading professional association dedicated to promoting high ethical standards and outstanding service in the funeral and memorialization profession. OGR members represent the elite in the industry, consistently providing compassionate and personalized care to families in their time of need. OGR is headquartered in Indianapolis. For more information, visit www.ogr.org.