Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Year-End Major Gifts Totaling $714,000 Propel the Funeral Service Foundation to a Record Year...

In a year when funeral service professionals faced challenging and uncertain obstacles in their call to serve families and communities, they also answered the call to give.

Funeral Directors Nationwide Overwhelmed by COVID-19 Surge

It’s our duty at The Funeral Leader to bring our followers the latest industry news and events. COVID-19 doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon, and many professionals in our industry are feeling overwhelmed. Here’s a round-up of recent articles depicting what’s happening across the country.

Easy-to-Use Digital Tools You Can Share with Families

Technology has no doubt made some things more complicated. However, there are tools out there (if you look very hard!) that seek to simplify and clarify. And when it comes to dealing with loss, I think clarity and simplicity are very much welcome.

Dr. Wolfelt’s Advice for Families Grieving Amid the Holidays and Pandemic

Bestselling author and grief expert Dr. Alan Wolfelt is sharing some practical suggestions for families to help them through these unique and unprecedented times.

NFDA-sponsored Docuseries ‘Honor Guard’ Debuts Christmas Day

“Honor Guard” covers the training cycles of the 3rd Infantry's Regimental Orientation Program, the U.S. Army's Caisson Platoon, the U.S. Army's Drill Team, and Delta Company's Full-Honors Casket Platoon.

Legacy.com Again Helps Raise $45,000 to Support Funeral Service

Legacy.com is pleased to announce the successful completion of its annual matching donation campaign with the Funeral Service Foundation. This is the fifth year the company has sponsored a dollar-for-dollar match, driving a total of $225,000 in direct and matched gifts to the Foundation.

Exclusively for Members: NFDA Launches Mercedes-Benz Incentive Program

Members of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) who are in the market for a new personal vehicle or want to add to their rolling stock will want to explore the special incentives available through the association’s new exclusive Mercedes-Benz Member Program.

Funeral Service Foundation and Legacy.com Launch Matching Gift Campaign

The Funeral Service Foundation is launching a matching gift campaign backed by the generosity of Legacy.com. For the fifth year in row, the longtime supporter is matching dollar-for-dollar the first $22,500 in contributions to help raise $45,000 in honor of the Foundation’s founding year, 1945.

Announcing the Winner of Our ‘Leaders During COVID’ Contest

As part of our “Leaders During COVID” contest, we requested all of you to share details about the professionals who have been going above and beyond during this time.

Leader Links: Arlington National Cemetery Reopens to Public

By Leader Contributor Jessie Rigney Right now, our circumstances are changing almost daily due to COVID-19. Some businesses and places...