Homesteaders Life Company Pledges $150,000 in Support of Funeral Service Foundation
Brookfield, Wis. – With gratitude, Funeral Service Foundation Executive Director, Kathy Wisnefski, announced yesterday that Homesteaders Life Company pledged a major gift of $150,000 in support of the Foundation’s mission to fund projects and programs that support all of funeral service in building meaningful relationships in the community.
“Homesteaders believes in the power of philanthropy and its critical importance in helping shape our profession,” said Wisnefski. “This gift forges an even stronger bond between Homesteaders and the Foundation as we look forward to continuing our work together to positively impact our profession.”
This transformational gift places Homesteaders as one of the Foundation’s top three donors, and the company’s cumulative giving total of $400,000 secures its place as a “Foundation Visionary” on the Foundation’s Donor Recognition Honor Roll.
“Homesteaders understands that a gift to the Funeral Service Foundation today is an investment that will undoubtedly help shape the vision of our profession long into the future,” said Steve Lang, president and chief executive officer for Homesteaders. “We are particularly excited that we could offer this gift that will benefit the entire profession and that complements our commitment to promoting the value of funeral service.”
Homesteaders is an industry-leading provider of products and services to promote and support the funding of advance funeral planning and end-of-life-expenses. In 2014, A.M. Best Company affirmed Homesteaders’ financial strength rating of A- (Excellent). Homesteaders was also recognized as one of Ward Group’s 50 top performing life and health insurers in the United States for the sixth consecutive year.
Wisnefski made the announcement during the opening general session at NFDA’s annual Convention & Expo in Nashville. Attended by nearly 1,000 funeral directors, allied professionals and leaders within the profession, the annual ceremony kicked off the world’s largest gathering of funeral service professionals. Lang, a Foundation trustee emeritus, was present for the announcement and presented Wisnefski with a ceremonial check.
The contribution from Homesteaders will directly support the Foundation’s proactive efforts to seek relevant and innovative funding opportunities that enhance the funeral service profession and benefit funeral directors and allied professionals, thus making a timely impact on local communities.
About the Funeral Service Foundation – FuneralServiceFoundation.org
The Funeral Service Foundation is the leading public foundation dedicated in perpetuity to serve the funeral service profession. In alignment with its mission, the Foundation supports all of funeral service in building meaningful relationships in the community by commissioning innovative research, funding programs and professional development, administering scholarships and assisting communities in crisis.
About Homesteaders Life Company – HomesteadersLife.com
Homesteaders Life Company is focused solely on funeral insurance funding and support, and according to a recent brand study conducted by Homesteaders, is the most often used pre-need funding provider among nationally recognized competitors.