SIFH – Selected Independent Funeral Homes
5 Revere Drive, Suite 340
Northbrook, IL 60062
Selected Independent Funeral Homes, founded in 1917 as National Selected Morticians, is an international association of independently owned and operated funeral homes and mortuaries. Membership is by invitation only and is extended to funeral homes and mortuaries only after a thorough evaluation of their reputation, character, service and facilities. Unlike some funeral homes and mortuaries that are part of large corporate entities, SIFH firms are owned by people who are part of their communities. In fact, most Selected Independent Funeral Homes are owned by families that have been caring for friends and neighbors for generations.
NFDA - National Funeral Directors Association
13625 Bishop's Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005
NFDA Washington, D.C., Office
400 C Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
With more than 13,500 members, the NFDA has served top licensed funeral directors for more than 120 years. The NFDA acts as a national voice for the profession while also being dedicated to serving the public. NFDA members include licensed funeral directors, embalmers, mortuary science students, and retired funeral service professionals. NFDA members stand for credibility, ethics, excellence and trust. The organization's mission statement emphasizes providing advocacy, education, information, products, programs and services to help members enhance the quality of service they provide to families.
FDAK – Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky
Formally established statewide in 1882 as the Kentucky Undertakers Association, the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky now has a membership of more than 500 firms and associate members. Its mission is to promote high professional ideals and strong public service. In 1947, after years of effort to establish a fiscally sound burial insurance plan, the Kentucky Funeral Directors Burial Association was formed. Today the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky works with the KFDBA to provide service to Kentuckians while also representing the common interests of its members.
CANA – Cremation Association of North America
401 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America is an international organization with more than 1,200 members. Membership includes cemeterians, cremationists, funeral directors, industry suppliers and consultants. CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for memorialization. In the practice of cremation, the association stresses dignity and respect in the care of human remains and compassion for the living survivors.
ICFA – International Cemetery and Funeral Association
ICFA Headquarters & Staff
1895 Preston White Drive, Suite 220
Reston, VA 20191
The International Cemetery and Funeral Association is the only international trade association representing the entire allied cemetery, funeral and memorialization industries. Founded in 1887 as the American Cemetery Association, the organization was created by cemetery owners and managers whose goal was to improve the appearance and operations of their properties. In 1996 the association changed its name to more accurately reflect its diverse membership, which includes many cemetery-funeral home combinations and related businesses. Today the ICFA is composed of more than 6,000 cemeteries, funeral homes, memorial designers, crematories and related businesses worldwide.
Consumer Resource Page - www.icfa.org/consumer.html
Funeral Planning Guide by John Llewellyn -www.icfa.org/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?screen=PROD&Product_Code=BK045&C
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