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Thank Yous

The Educational Trust relies completely on funding from its supporters to achieve its stated goals. For their generous donations and support in 2012, 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.


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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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Family owned since 1893,
The Dodge Company is here to help
with all your funeral supply needs.
Visit us on the web, or call
1-800-Hi-Dodge to let us know
how we can assist you.


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

Platinum Contributors

Porter Loring

Gold Contributors

Bass-Mollett Publishers, Greenville, IL
C&J Financial, Rainbow City, AL
Federated Funeral Directors of America, Springfield, IL
National Guardian Life Insurance Company, Madison, WI
Nomis Publications, Youngstown, OH
Past President’s and Past Secretary-Treasurer’s Councils (sent by Porter Loring III), San Antonio, TX
Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., Butler, PA

Silver Contributors

Answering Service for Directors, Media, PA
Conley Funeral and Cremation Service, Brockton, MA
Dare's Funeral Cremation Services, Elk River, MN
Downing & Lahey Mortuaries, Wichita, KS
Foster Funeral Home, Fulton, NY
J. Edward Dery, Inc. Funeral Directors, Pittsfield, MA
J Henry Stuhr, Inc. East Cooper, Mt. Pleasant, SC
JT Morriss & Son, Inc., Petersburg, VA
Nelsen Funeral Home, Richmond, VA
Messenger Fine Funeral Stationary, Auburn, IN
Nixon Consulting, Chatham, IL
Past Officer’s Wives of Selected Independent Funeral Homes (sent by Mrs. Lynn Loring)
Ralph Robinson & Son, Inc., Pine Bluff, AR
Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home Bethesda-Chevy-Chase, Inc., Bethesda, MD
Ryan Funeral Home, Inc., DePere, WI
Ryan Mortuary, Inc., Salina, KS

Sustaining And Under Contributors

Andrews Mortuary, Inc., Wilmington, NC
Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton, SK
Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home & Crematory, Dayton, OH
Bauer Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc., Kittanning, PA
Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk, ME
Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, Inc., Middletown, OH
Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service and Crematory, Mooresville, IN
Carmichael Funeral Homes, Inc., Smyrna, GA
Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons, KS
Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Natrona Heights, PA
Custom Air Trays, High Point, NC
Dolan Funeral Homes, Boston, MA
Etzweiler Family Funeral Home, York, PA
Fenner Funeral Home, Inc., Herkimer, NY
Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville, FL
Frank E. Smith Funeral Home and Crematory, Lancaster, OH
Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Sturgis, MI
Haisley Funeral and Cremation Service, Fort Pierce, FL
International Mortuary Shipping, LLC, Union, SC
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
Milward Funeral Directors, Inc., Lexington, KY
Pierson's Funeral Service, Ltd., Calgary, AB
Platt's Funeral Home, Inc., Augusta, GA
Robert J. Smith Funeral Homes (Smith-Corcoran F.H.), Chicago, IL
Sandifer Funeral Home, Westminster, SC
Vander Plaat-Vermeulen, Inc., Franklin Lakes, NJ
Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Austin, TX

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.

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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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