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We Need Your Help!

For 30 years, the Selected Independent Funeral Homes Educational Trust has funded educational programming for the independent funeral home profession. We are continually working to enrich the professionalism of the independent funeral practitioner through Lifelong Learning opportunities. Your financial support is needed to help us continue these important efforts.

100% Reliant on Donations

As a charitable organization, the Educational Trust relies 100% on donations and contributions to fund various scholarships and support activities throughout the year. There’s also the annual cost to operate the Trust as we receive operating and administrative support from Selected Independent Funeral Homes which we reimburse annually. The Trust maintains an investment portion of our reserves, but it is crucial that we raise enough money from annual contributions to pay expenses without having to reduce this principle investment. This will ensure that our assistance work for independent funeral service will continue for many years to come.

How to Contribute


Since the Trust’s inception, hundreds of members of Selected Independent Funeral Homes have offered Memorial Contributions to the Educational Trust on behalf of friends, family and colleagues who have died. There are no limits or specific categories for Memorial Contributions and they can be easily made by sending a check to the Trust mailing address or made securely through our website.

All support for the work of the Educational Trust will receive ample public recognition and gratitude, ensuring that practitioners of the independent funeral profession, including the membership of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, are aware of supporting companies and individuals. Recognition will include listings of all contributors in print and online.
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There are various levels of contributions, including estate and planned giving, available for your consideration.

No matter what level of participation you choose, you will be helping to underwrite lifelong education and learning through scholarships, research and special events. A full listing of major contributors will be published online and in printed form with special acknowledgment from the Educational Trust.
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