Your Donations at Work – Become a Partner for the Future!
Established in 1982 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Selected Educational Trust was created to provide educational and employment opportunities for independent funeral service practitioners. For more than 30 years, the Trust has provided scholarships, leadership grants, networking opportunities, employment opportunities, job fairs and guidance to hundreds of professionals who serve this time-honored profession.
We put your dollars to work!
And we’ll continue to provide new and innovative opportunities for leadership, development and growth. You can be a part of this development by contributing today!  Your support will provide the funding necessary to make these programs possible. Won’t you become a Partner for the Future of the independent funeral service profession? Donate today!
Making a contribution is quick and easy!
  • Include a gift with your Selected Membership dues
  • Send the Trust a personal or business check
  • Make a gift by credit card with PayPal
  • Choose now from among Several Giving Levels now available that offer various levels of recognition just for you!

Memorial Contributions

Through these generous contributions, the Selected Educational Trust has been funded with gifts honoring the memory of many of our nearest and dearest.  If you want to honor the memory of a loved one or someone for whom you have a deep and abiding respect, here is your opportunity to demonstrate that affection with a living tribute.

Legacy Donors

Name the Selected Educational Trust in your will or estate plans, and you become a member of this honored group. Benefits: recognition in all Trust publications and on the Trust’s Honor Roll of Donors, invitation to the annual VIP Reception at Selected’s Annual Meeting and an invitation to an annual networking session featuring a guest speaker.

In-Kind Donations

Make a non-cash gift to the Selected Educational Trust by providing much needed items or services to our annual special event and silent auction. Get the details on this special way to give.

Recurring Donations

It’s easy to make an impactful donation in small, monthly payments. Give us your information just once, and we’ll add your monthly contribution to your debit or credit card as directed by you. And it can be cancelled at any time.


The Selected Educational Trust offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for you to partner your company with our programs. Meet and mingle with members of Selected, and serve the future of the independent funeral services profession.