This gift continues Carriage’s legacy of supporting the Foundation’s work in fueling meaningful careers in funeral service.

The Funeral Service Foundation is proud to announce a major gift pledge of $100,000 from Carriage Services, Inc. The transformational gift gives momentum to the Foundation’s mission of investing in people and programs to strengthen funeral service and lift up grieving communities.

“If we can help support transforming the industry to make it even better for the next generation, then Carriage Services wants to be involved,” said Jason Buchbinder, Director of Talent for Carriage Services, Inc. in Houston, Texas. “Fifteen years ago, we helped plant the seed for the Foundation’s endowment, and we’re honored to continue to give back.”

Carriage contributed $25,000 to the Foundation’s Hand-in-Hand Endowment in 2005. Now just shy of $10 million, the endowment, in part, allows the Foundation to award grants to mission-aligned organizations, offer community-building resources, and make education available to funeral service professionals throughout every stage of their career.

“We’re grateful to have Carriage’s continued support in a year when funeral service professionals are working harder than ever to serve families, while maintaining a meaningful work/life balance,” said Funeral Service Foundation Executive Director, Lee Wiensch, CFRE. “This gift will allow us equip even more funeral service professionals with resources and educational opportunities designed to support a fulfilling career.”

“We wish to see a bright future for our industry,” added Buchbinder. “At Carriage, we’re determined to see the men and women who make funeral service their calling wildly successful – both personally and professionally. Everyone deserves meaningful work and a meaningful life.”


About the Funeral Service Foundation –

Since 1945, the Funeral Service Foundation has served as the philanthropic voice of the funeral profession and has identified as the charitable arm of the National Funeral Directors Association since 1997. Donors and volunteer leaders profession-wide support the Foundation in its mission of investing in people and programs.