Who is Foundation Partners Group and what products and services do they provide?
Foundation Partners Group is a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products. As one of the largest privately-owned funeral and cemetery operators, Foundation Partners owns and operates over 90 funeral homes, cremation centers and cemeteries in 17 states. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Foundation Partners is committed to revolutionizing the funeral profession through their innovative ShareLife® customer experience-centered approach and harnessing the power of relationship and partnership within their network and the communities they serve.

Foundation Partners is driven by five unique truths – Partnership, Relationships, Innovation, Compassion and People Focused – that keep them true to their principles. Their desire to preserve their partners’ legacies combined with their innovative approach sets them apart from the competition and positions them for a leadership role in defining the future of the funeral industry.

How did Foundation Partners Group get involved in the funeral industry?
Foundation Partners Group began in 2010 with funeral home and cemetery owners and experienced business executives partnering together to reinvent the future of the funeral profession. Since that time, Foundation Partners has experienced significant growth and now serves more than 29,000 families annually across the country.

Critical to this growth has been the Foundation Partners leadership team and Field Advisory Board. This combination has strong roots in the funeral services profession and understands how to merge the most compassionate and memorable end-of-life care with new ideas and technology.

What makes Foundation Partners Group unique?
Today, families are looking for a different kind of funeral experience – an experience that involves a guest-centered approach celebrating the lives of loved ones utilizing the most advanced technology available. To meet that need, Foundation Partners created ShareLife® – an approach to memorialization that allows loved ones to celebrate a life through a complete and personalized multi-sensory experience.

ShareLife is an entire portfolio of products and services that creates an experience that differentiates Foundation Partners from anyone else in the funeral industry. The ShareLife multi-sensory experience uses video themes, picture-in-picture, music, sound effects, scents and storytellers to share the wonderful memories of a person’s life.

By providing families a unique approach to planning a remembrance event, ShareLife transforms the traditional funeral service into a life celebration of beautiful memories over a person’s lifetime, offering hope, healing, laughter, and tears for family and friends.

What are the benefits to funeral homes using Foundation Partners Group?
When funeral home owners are looking to sell their business, Foundation Partners is there to help them transition to the next phase of their lives or careers. Owners looking to sell face many motivations.

• Simplify – Getting back to working families instead of managing the business
• Succession – No logical successor to take over and manage the business
• Expansion – Have the desire, but not the resources to expand the business
• Retirement – Looking to retire and enjoy life

Regardless of their motivation, Foundation Partners strives to help them preserve and grow their legacy into the future while respecting their brand, employees, and community.

How does Foundation Partners Group provide a solution for funeral homes?
For most business owners, selling their company will be a defining moment in their life. Whether it’s a family-owned business that has been passed down through generations, or a company they’ve started from scratch, the key to selling depends upon their life goals and the lifecycle of their business. Regardless of their motivations, Foundation Partners is focused on helping owners preserve and grow their legacy into the future. With Foundation Partners’ size and scale, they have the experience to understand each unique situation and help owners reach their goals.

Foundation Partners combines the knowledge and compassion of longtime funeral home owners with the expertise of diverse business experts, to ensure each owner receives both the care and innovative insights their business needs to succeed. They avoid the cookie cutter approach and work with owners to understand their business and community, while welcoming their ideas and leadership in developing programs tailored to each situation. When owners partner with Foundation Partners, they have access to the resources, technology, products, services, training, and back office support they need to meet their goals.

Because Foundation Partners is a private company, it has the opportunity to make long-term decisions that embrace each funeral home’s individual characteristics and community values while avoiding the pressures of short-term decision making that many other firms face.

How would a funeral home contact Foundation Partners Group for more information?
If you’re interested in becoming part of Foundation Partners Group, you can learn more by visiting FoundationPartners.com or calling 888.788.7526. FBA