Ways To Give

Your gift enables the Foundation to impact the careers of the funeral service professionals who go to work every day to serve families at a great time of loss and need, and uplift grieving communities.

From online gifts and memorial contributions to allocating cremation recycling proceeds and planned giving, the Foundation makes giving easy. Explore all the ways you can support the Foundation.

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Cremation Recycling

The Funeral Service Foundation offers an opportunity to continue to give back to those you serve when cremation is part of the final arrangements.

Throughout the year, the Foundation makes grants to grief support organizations in the US and Canada. The families you serve benefit from the work of these organizations on a local level. Your post-cremation metal recycling gifts help families on their grief journey after they leave your care.

Cremation Recycling

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Major Gifts

Organizations, associations, and individuals alike touch every corner of the profession with transformative major gifts. Our donors work in partnership with the Foundation to direct funds to Foundation initiatives that speak to the heart of their work. We recognize and celebrate major gifts of $10,000+, often pledged over several years, throughout the profession. Double your gift’s impact by designating it as a matching gift that encourages others to give.

Contact us to learn more about major giving benefits and recognition.

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Memorial Gifts

A gift made to the Funeral Service Foundation in memory of an honored colleague or family member provides a lasting contribution to the profession of funeral service. What a meaningful way to honor the legacy of a life well-lived. Once your gift is received, the Foundation will send a letter to the family of the honoree informing them of your tribute, while keeping the amount confidential.

Make a gift in memory of your loved one through our General Fund or contact us to learn more about how you can contribute in memory through our giving opportunities.

Suggested Obituary Language

If you would like to direct gifts to the Funeral Service Foundation in an obituary or other tribute, we can help you with suggested memorial gift language:

“In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts in (Name)’s memory to the Funeral Service Foundation. Gifts may be made online at FuneralServiceFoundation.org/give or mailed to FSF, 13625 Bishop’s Drive, Brookfield, Wisconsin, 53005.

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Honor Gifts

This thoughtful donation benefits you, the honoree and the entire profession. Celebrate a special occasion, a professional achievement, a milestone anniversary, a retirement or simply let someone know they’re in your thoughts. When you make your gift, we will send an acknowledgment to the honoree, as appropriate, informing them of your tribute, while keeping the amount confidential.

Make a gift in honor of your loved one through our Annual Fund or contact our office to learn more about how you can contribute in honor through our other giving opportunities.

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Scholarship Support

Supporting the next generation of resilient, adaptable, and compassionate leaders through education has been a Foundation cornerstone for four generations. The Foundation offers academic and professional development scholarships thanks to our donors who understand that a solid education is the foundation of a fulfilling career in funeral service.

Contact Lee Wiensch to learn how your gift can help grow the Foundation’s scholarship opportunities and make education more accessible to funeral service students and professionals.

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Planned Giving

You’ve made your life’s work in a profession that matters. Leave an honorable legacy that reflects your lifelong values and commitment to the future of funeral service through estate-related planned giving. Making a bequest gift in your will, trust or estate plan is a thoughtful and generous way to care for both your loved ones and the charitable causes dear to you.

Contact us to learn more about planned giving to the Foundation, and how you can leave a legacy for your family and meet your philanthropic goals.

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Sponsorship & In-Kind Support

The Foundation hosts an annual Golf Classic, which features a variety of sponsorship levels and in-kind giving opportunities. Learn more about the Golf Classic and how you can come together with your funeral service colleagues to network, “chip in,” and support the Foundation’s programs and initiatives.

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Recognizing Our Generous Donors

At the Foundation, we recognize that every dollar matters and that every one of our generous donors play an invaluable role in the reach and impact of our organization. We are so grateful to every person, business, and organization that makes a contribution to the Funeral Service Foundation – together, we are building a more compassionate, comprehensive, and meaningful profession.

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How To Make A Donation

Your gift directly supports our mission of investing in people and programs to strengthen funeral service and lift up grieving communities.

The Funeral Service Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.

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Make a secure online donation right here on our website

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Send a check payable to The Funeral Service Foundation to

13625 Bishop’s Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005

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Call the Foundation team at
877-402-5900 to donate over the phone.

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NFDA members can make a contribution on their membership renewal form.