Thursday, September 23, 2021

When Families Say “We’ll Have a Service Later” — How You Can Be the...

You don’t need me to tell you that COVID-19 has forced hundreds of thousands of American families to postpone services for a loved one who died during the pandemic.

Join CANA’s FINAL Crucial Conversation on April 14

Pandemic Lessons on Preneed and Aftercare, the fourth and final entry in CANA’s Art and Science of Cremation: Crucial Conversations Virtual Series series, goes live on Wednesday, April 14, at 1 pm CT.

Funeral Service Foundation and ICCFA Educational Foundation Team up to Launch Veteran Recruiting Initiative,...

Connecting mission-driven veterans to a profession that is driven by a mission to serve is at the heart of the joint collaboration between the ICCFA Educational Foundation and the Funeral Service Foundation.

It All Started With a Chandelier: One Mort School Professor’s Journey

In connection with our first-ever Mortuary School Spirit Contest, we spoke with Tanya Scotece, Ph.D., who is a licensed funeral director and a professor at Miami Dade College.

CANA Initiates Crucial Conversation Series March 24

Take just one hour out of your workday to connect with colleagues on topics that matter to you. Join the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) for The Art and Science of Cremation: Crucial Conversations Virtual Series.

How Does the Next Generation Feel About the Funeral Industry?

Marilyn Jones Gould recently spoke with two next-generation leaders, Jae Rhodes and J.B. Rhodes IV, who said COVID-19 has made them even more determined to be a part of this industry.

NFDA Professional Women’s Conference Goes Virtual

The virtual conference’s dynamic expert-led sessions and networking opportunities are more accessible than ever thanks to 150 scholarships from the Funeral Service Foundation.

Letter from the Editor: Reflections on Losing a Loved One to COVID-19

My family became members of a club that we never wanted to be part of — those mourning the loss of a loved one who died from COVID-19. She became one of the thousands of people who were taken from this earth too soon.

Funeral Directors in Some States Still Advocating for Vaccine Access

Although we’re starting to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel — and many of us have received vaccines — many deathcare professionals are still feeling the strain from the recent spike in deaths. Here are a few industry-related stories to keep you up to date.

Funeral Service Foundation Announces 2020 Academic Scholarship Recipients and Issues Call for 2021 Scholarship...

The Funeral Service Foundation is proud to announce its “Class of 2020” academic scholarship recipients and issue a call for applications for the “Class of 2021.”