DEERFIELD, IL — Bea Pedersen has been hired as the Director of Development for Selected Independent Funeral Homes Educational Trust.

Pedersen is responsible for cultivating and growing involvement and financial support of the Selected Educational Trust and directs all administrative aspects of the Trust including scholarships, fundraising events and relationships with mortuary science schools and students. She is the key staff liaison between Selected Independent Funeral Homes, the Trust, donors and all related stakeholders.

Pedersen comes to the Trust with more than two decades of experience in fundraising, serving organizations in social service, association management, world hunger-relief and academia.

“It is my sincere hope to assist the members of Selected Independent Funeral Homes to fulfill the Trust’s mission to provide opportunities for growth, education, leadership and professional development,” said Pedersen.

You can contact Bea Pedersen directly by email at [email protected] or call her direct line at 847-236-0150.

About Selected Educational Trust: The Educational Trust was founded by Selected Independent Funeral Homes and is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization that provides support to the entire independent funeral home profession. We are dedicated to funding the development and administration of scholarships, research initiatives, educational programs and other assistance offerings to promote life-long learning for all who work within, and in support of, independent funeral service. The Educational Trust was established by Selected Independent Funeral Homes in 1982, but membership in Selected is not required to obtain assistance or provide a donation.