Our Generous Gifters

The Educational Trust relies completely on funding from its supporters to achieve its stated goals. For their generous donations and support, the Educational Trust thanks the following companies, families and individuals:

Named Trust

The highest level of gifting to the Educational Trust, these donations are used to help underwrite targeted or general efforts of the Educational Trust as designated by the benefactor.

Heritage Family Management     Richard Tetrick
Richard Tetrick, Chief Executive Officer and President
Heritage Family Funeral Service, Elizabethton, TN
In memory of Donald W Tetrick, Second Career Scholarship Award

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Named Grant

Named Grants are given to aid specific educational activities, research grants, scholarships or organized events.

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Pyramid Builder

The Pyramid Builder is a name of historic significance to Selected Independent Funeral Homes and signifies a commitment to the stability and strength of the organization.

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Patrons

Patrons are companies, families or individuals giving for various reasons at various levels.

Platinum Contributors

Porter Loring
Tom Morris
Boyd Mothe, Jr.
SRS Computing

Gold Contributors

Answering Service for Directors, Media,PA
Bass-Mollett Publishers, Greenville, IL
Charles M. Billow, The Billow Funeral Homes and Crematory, Akron, OH
C&J Financial, Rainbow City, AL
Federated Funeral Directors of America, Springfield, IL
FDLIC (Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company), Abilene, TX
Live Oak Bank, Wilmington, NC
Messenger LLC, Auburn, IN
Thomas R. Morris, Downing & Lahey Mortuary, Wichita, KS
National Guardian Life Insurance Company, Madison, WI
Nomis Publications, Youngstown, OH
Past President’s and Past Secretary-Treasurer’s Councils, San Antonio, TX
Pugh Funeral Home, Inc., Asheboro, NC
Ralph Robinson & Son, Pine Bluff, AR
Selected Past Officer’s Council
Speaks Family Legacy Chapels, Independence, MO
Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., Butler, PA
Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, Phoenix, AZ

Silver Contributors

Answering Service for Directors, Media, PA
Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory & Cemetery, St. Charles, MO
Bradshaw-Carter Memorial & Funeral Services, Houston, TX
Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus, MA
Conley Funeral and Cremation Service, Brockton, MA
Dare’s Funeral Cremation Services, Elk River, MN
J. Edward Dery, Inc. Funeral Directors, Pittsfield, MA
Downing & Lahey Mortuaries, Wichita, KS
Federated Funeral Directors, Springfield, IL
Terri Flores-Brown, The Springs Funeral Services, Colorado Springs, CO
Paul Foster, Foster Funeral Home, Fulton, NY
Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham, NC
Homesteaders Life Company, Des Moines, IA
L.A. Muhleisen & Son, Kenner, LA
Nelsen Funeral Home, Richmond, VA
Messenger Fine Funeral Stationary, Auburn, IN
J. T. Morriss & Son, Petersburg, VA
Nixon Consulting, Inc., Chatham, IL
Neil O’Connor, O’Connor Mortuary, Laguna Hills, CA
Past Officers Wives’ of Selected Independent Funeral Homes
Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home Bethesda-Chevy-Chase, Inc., Bethesda, MD
Ralph Robinson & Son, Inc., Pine Bluff, AR
Ryan Funeral Home, Inc., DePere, WI
Ryan Mortuary, Inc., Salina, KS
Selected Past Officers Spouses’ Council
Selected Study Group: Benchmark
Selected Study Group: Game Changers
J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. East Cooper, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Sustaining Contributors

American Funeral Consultants, New Paltz, NY
Andrews Mortuary, Inc., Wilmington, NC
Artistic Urns, Acworth, GA
Bachmann Hebble Funeral Service, Battle Creek, MI
Bailey’s Funeral Home, Yorkton, SK
Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home & Crematory, Dayton, OH
Bauer Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc., Kittanning, PA
Behm Family Funeral Homes, Madison, OH
Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk, ME
Billow Funeral Home, Akron, OH
Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, Inc., Middletown, OH
Buz Buzogany, Selected Independent Funeral Homes
Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service and Crematory, Mooresville, IN
Carmichael Funeral Homes, Inc., Smyrna, GA
Carmon Community Funeral Homes, Windsor, CT
Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons, KS
Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Natrona Heights, PA
Custom Air Trays, High Point, NC
D. S. Temrowski & Sons, Funeral Home, Warren, MI
The Davis Whitehall Company, Colorado Springs, CO
The Dodge Company, Billerica, CA
Dolan Funeral Homes, Boston, MA
Egan Funeral Home, Bolton, ON, Canada
Pat Epley, Marion, NC
Etzweiler Family Funeral Home, York, PA
Federated Insurance, Owatonna, MN
Fenner Funeral Home, Inc., Herkimer, NY
Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville, FL
Frank E. Smith Funeral Home and Crematory, Lancaster, OH
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home, Carthage, NC
Gent Funeral Home, Inc., Alton, IL
Gilman & Valade Funeral and Cremation Service, Putnam, CT
Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Sturgis, MI
Haisley Funeral and Cremation Service, Fort Pierce, FL
Halsted N.Gray-Carew & English, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Heritage Family Funeral Services, Elizabethton, TN
Tiffany A. Hofer, Reck Funeral Home, Miller, SD
International Mortuary Shipping, LLC, Union, SC
J.T. Morriss & Son, Inc., Petersburg, VA
Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., Methuen, MA
Madison Wealth Management, Cincinnati, OH
McFarland & Son Funeral Service, Warren, OH
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, Newberry, SC
David A. Cox, The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Muncie, IN
Milward Funeral Directors, Inc., Lexington, KY
Robert Paterkiewicz, Selected Independent Funeral Homes
Steve Pierce, Muehlebach Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO
Nixon Consulting, Inc., Chatham, IL
O’Halloran & Murphy, St. Paul, MN
Pierson’s Funeral Service, Ltd., Calgary, AB
E. E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory, MS
Platt’s Funeral Home, Inc., Augusta, GA
Precoa, Portland, OR
Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home, Bethesda, MD
Robert J. Smith Funeral Homes (Smith-Corcoran F.H.), Chicago, IL
Sandifer Funeral Home, Westminster, SC
Selected Study Group: Benchmark
Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland, OH
J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mt. Pleasant, SC
Tukios, Inc.
, Ogden, UT
Vander Plaat-Vermeulen, Inc., Franklin Lakes, NJ
Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Austin, TX
Woodfin Funeral Chapels, Inc., Murfreesboro, TN
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Planned Giving and Memorial Gifts

These donors have chosen to create annual giving programs spanning at least five years, or have given a memorial gift to honor a loved one or colleague.

In Memoriam Contributors

Richard Andrews, Andrews Mortuary, Wilmington, NC
Lisa Baue, The Baue Family and Staff, Baue Funeral homes, St. Charles, MO
Bauer Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Kittanning, PA
Trevor Behm, The Behm Family Funeral Homes, Madison, OH
Thomas M. Belford, John A. Gentleman Mortuaries and Crematory, Omaha, NE
Bradford R. Bellows & Family, Bellows Funeral Chapel, Lincoln, RI
Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk, ME
Charles M. Billow & Family, Akron, OH
Joseph W. Bliley Company, Richmond, VA
Brashears Funeral Home, Huntsville, AR
Mrs. Alex Broussard, Broussard’s Mortuary, Beaumont, TX
Kevin D. Brown, Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, New Castle, IN
Randy Bunker, Bunker Family Garden Chapel, Mesa, AZ
Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Erie, PA
John M., James H. and J. Mark Busch, Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, Cleveland, OH
Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service and Crematory, Mooresville, IN
Ann Ciccarelli & Family, Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Service, Saugus, MA
Cook Funeral and Cremation Services, Grandville, MI
Dawson Funeral Home, East Liverpool, OH
Daniel P. Densow, Wichmann-Fargo Funeral Homes & Crematories, Appleton, WI
Downing & Lahey Mortuary, Wichita, KS
Paul & Debbie Foster, Foster Funeral Home, Fulton, NY
Richard E. Geib, Linn Hert, Geib Funeral Home & Crematory, New Philadelphia, OH
Clarence & Jill Gerke, Memorial Oaks Chapel, Inc., Brenham, TX
Glenn Funeral Home, Owensboro, KY
Richard F. Haisley, Haisley Funeral and Cremation Service, Fort Pierce, FL
Brian J. Hanner, Geib Funeral Homes, Crematories & Remembrance Centers, New Philadelphia, OH
Heritage Family Funeral Service, Elizabethton, TN
John & Andrea Horan, Horan & McConaty Funerals, Aurora, CO
Amy Hunt, Selected Independent Funeral Homes
Johnson Consulting Group, Scottsdale, AZ
Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy, MA
James B. Kepner, Kepner Funeral Homes, Wheeling, WV
Joe C. Kernke, Jr., Smith & Kernke Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK
Porter Loring, III, Porter Loring Mortuary, San Antonio, TX
Marnocha Funeral Home, Ltd., Pulaski, WI
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Greenville, SC
Dave & Mary McFarland, Sebring, OH
Memorial Oaks Chapel, Brenham, TX
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, GA
Michael & Kristen Newman, Panebaker Funeral Home, Inc., Hanover, PA
O’Connor Mortuary, Laguna Hills, CA
Alice Ordeman, The Ordeman Family, Fisher Funeral Home, Albany, OR
Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home, Bethesda, MD
William A. Pumphrey, Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home, Bethesda, MD
Ralph Robinson & Son, Pine Bluff, AR
Ryan Funeral Home, DePere, WI
Ryan Mortuary, Salina, KS
Selected Discovery Study Group
Selected Group 1
Selected Group 2
Selected Group 3
Selected Group 4
Selected Group 5
Selected Past Officers Spouses Council
Selected Past Presidents Council
Selected Past Secretary-Treasurers
Smith-Cocoran Funeral Homes, Chicago, IL
Speaks Family Legacy Chapels, Independence, MO
Paul St. Pierre, Ellers Mortuary, Kokomo, IN
Starks Family Funeral Homes, St. Joseph, MI
J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mt. Pleasant, SC
Richard & Norma Tetrick, Heritage Family Funeral Service, Elizabethton, TN
The Billow Funeral Home, Akron, OH
Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland, OH
Robert & Valerie Waid, Meadville, PA
Wilson-St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Indianapolis, IN
Denise Zoephel, Selected Independent Funeral Homes Director of Member Programs

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Living Trust or Endowments

Living Trust or Endowment givers are companies, families or individuals who have established permanent funding to ensure continuity and support of the goals and mission of the Trust.

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