The ICCFA provides a variety of scholarships to attend ICCFA educational programs through the ICCFA Educational Foundation. Scholarships are available for the ICCFA DEAD Talks sales conference and for the ICCFA University.
ICCFA Educational Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charity that supports the association’s educational programs.
I was amazed by this opportunity! In one location, I had and still have the great experience to further my education from some of the truest icons and leaders in our vocation. Then add to this once-in-a-lifetime reality the great fringe benefit of making scores of new friends, and professional associates, and well, what can one person say, except WOW! The University experience has added new friendships to my professional network and opened my eyes to a whole new world of innovation and creativity, while at the same time learning from the best of the best.
I learned about the ICCFA U scholarship through Jeff Kidwiler’s presentation to University attendees. I was determined at that point to not only attend the University the next year, but also to apply for a scholarship.
As a small business, the scholarship is truly invaluable. Not only am I able to invest those resources back into my business, but I am also able to attend the University and learn from an outstanding faculty as well as my profession’s colleagues.
DEAD Talks Sales Conference
The Educational Foundation offers scholarships to pay for the registration fee for sales professionals to attend DEAD Talks (formerly Wide World of Sales Conference) each year.
2023 DEAD Talks will be held on January 11 – 13 at Bally’s Las Vegas.
Educational Foundation Board
Jim Price, CCFE, CCrE
President, Educational Foundation
Park Lawn Corporation – USA
Homesteaders Life Company
Bob Boetticher, Sr.
Service Corporation International
Gwen Mooney, CCFE
Cave Hill Cemetery
Merendino Cemetery Care
Park Lawn Corporation
Funeral Directors Life
Jeff Kidwiler, CCE, CSE
Blackstone Cemetery Development
Mitch Rose, CCFE, CCrE
Oahu Cemetery & Crematory
Poul Lemasters, Esq.
ICCFA Legal Counsel
Allen Dave, CFuE
Allen Dave Funeral Directors & Cremation Tribute Center
Jack E. Lechner, Jr., CFSP
Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
Thank you to the following Foundation donors!
$50,000 & Above
- Argent Trust
- ASD – Answering Service for Directors
- Batesville Casket Company Inc.
- Bob Gordon, Sr.
- Carriage Services
- Crescent Memorial
- Eagle’s Wings Air / Inman Shipping Worldwide
- Gaffney Group
- Homesteaders Life Company
- Live Oak Bank
- Matthews International Corp
- Memorial Classic, Inc.
- Michigan Memorial
- NorthStar Memorial Group
- Park Lawn Corporation
- Regions Bank
- SCI/Dignity Memorial Fund
$49,999 & Below
- Bass-Mollett Publishers
- Robert & Jaroslava Boetticher
- Chase Parkway Memorial
- ClearPoint Federal Bank & Trust
- Danbury Memorial FH & Cremation Services
- Davey Tree Expert Co./Davey Resource Group
- Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries
- Ray & Vivian Frew
- Global Atlantic Financial Co
- Green Hills Memorial Park
- Hillside Memorial Park & Mortuary
- Hollingsworth & Brown, LLC
- Huehns FH & Cremation Services
- Nomis Publications Inc.
- Reichmuth Funeral Home
- Adam J. Sheer
- Sheri Richardson Stahl
- The Flowers Charitable Foundation
- The Tribute Companies
- The Wilbert Group