November 2023

Page A36 november 2023 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Section A Museum Corner www.NMFH.org FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS www.NomisPublications.com Monthly Columnsonline at The National Museum of Funeral History houses the country’s largest collection of funeral service artifacts and features renowned exhibits on one of man’s oldest cultural customs. Visitors can explore eighteen permanent exhibits and discover the mourning rituals of ancient civilizations, see up-close the authentic items used in the funerals of U.S. presidents and popes and explore the rich heritage of the industry that cares for the dead.. The museum is located at 415 Barren Springs Dr., Houston, Texas 77090. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.nmfh.org/tickets-type/in-person-tickets. For more information, visit www.nmfh.org, or call 281-876-3063. 2023 Sponsorship Levels Platinum Sponsor........................................$20,000 Gold Sponsor..............................................$15,000 Silver Sponsor..............................................$10,000 Bronze Sponsor..............................................$6,000 Golf Cart Sponsor..........................................$6,000 Flag Sponsor..................................................$5,000 Beverage Cart Sponsor...................................$5,000 Longest Drive Sponsor...................................$3,500 Closest to the Pin Sponsor.............................$3,500 Driving Range Sponsor..................................$3,500 Team of Five..................................................$2,500 Course Sponsor..............................................$2,000 Friend of the Museum......................$1,000 & under Individual Player...............................................$600 Ride Along.......................................................$325 29th ANNUAL NMFh ChARItY GOLF CLASSIC Sponsor Appreciation Night SUNDAY 12.03.23 NMFH Golf Classic MONDAY 12.04.23 Visit www.nmfh.org for more details! SCI-260 NI (7/23) in support of the RLW tournament Monday, December 4, 2023 sponsor appreciation night Sunday, December 3, 2023 29th annual nmfh charity golf classic A Tribute to Mr. Robert L. Waltrip The clock is ticking! Only a few days left to get into the game! Join us for the 29th Annual NMFH Charity Golf Classic: A Tribute to Mr. R.L. Waltrip to support the National Museum of Funeral History. Tee off is on Monday, December 4, 2023 at the prestigious Kingwood Country Club. We invite you to attend this five-man scramble tournament, which is an excellent opportunity to network with business executives and funeral industry professionals from across the country, as well as support the museum and its mission, to enlighten visitors about one of man’s oldest cultural rituals and celebrate the rich history of Funeral service. Don’t miss your shot — register or sponsor now and meet us on the green. Sponsors, your continued support ensures the growth and preservation of the museum and development of educational programs and exhibits. Sponsorship Appreciation Night takes place on December 3, 2023 at the museum. For more information go to https://www.nmfh.org/ charity-golf-classic/ professionals is truly aweinspiring. The hope is that these funds can support their hard work.” The Funeral Service Foundation is accepting donations in support of the Foundation’s Crisis Response Fund, which offers urgently needed funding in the wake of regional, national or international crises. In the wake of the Maui Wildfires, the deadliest wildfire in modern United States history, and Hurricane Idalia, impacting Florida and the Carolinas, the need could not be greater. “The Foundation’s support of communities in crisis is a critical part of our mission,” said Baue. “We are grateful that our board and partners at NFDA, Legacy.com and The Messenger Co recognized the important work that funeral service professionals do in the wake of disasters and are providing matching gifts for the Foundation’s Crisis Response Fund.” Gifts to the Funeral Service Foundation’s Crisis Response Fund can be made online at FuneralServiceFoundation.org/donatenow. Those interested in supporting the fund may also send checks, made payable to the Funeral Service Foundation Crisis Response Fund, 13625 Bishop’s Drive, Brookfield, WI 53005, or call 1-877402-5900 to make a gift by phone. Created from funeral professionals’ requests to support relief efforts following the devastating tsunami in 2004, the Crisis Response Fund offers urgently needed funding in the wake of regional, national, or international crises. The Foundation funded the Hurricane Katrina MemoriNEWS Association Funeral Service Foundation Launches Crisis Response Fund for Funeral Service Emergency Assistance and Grief Support BROOKFIELD,WI— The Funeral Service Foundation announced that their Board of Trustees has approved a grant of $40,000 earmarked for the Foundation’s Crisis Response Fund. Additionally, the Foundation has received commitments of $25,000 from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA); $25,000 from Legacy.com; and $10,000 from The Messenger Co. These total funds of $100,000 will be used to match contributions to the fund made from now until the end of the year. The Crisis Response Fund will make grants to provide support for immediate needs within funeral service, including grants to organizations providing grief support services and resources to families directly impacted by disasters and other crises, such as the wildfires in Maui and Hurricane Idalia in Florida and the Carolinas. “The Foundation’s Board of Trustees, our donors and partners want to assure that assistance is available to those who are doing the difficult work of helping a devastated community,” said Foundation Chair Lisa Baue. “After tragedy strikes communities, the work of the funeral service Continued on page A38 Save on Shipping! DIGITAL DIRECTORY Available Download instantly at www.NomisPublications.com

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