Scottsdale, Arizona – The Memorial Classic’s annual golf event brought in a total of $210,000 in donations for the 2022 year. This number officially brought their grand total of donations to over one million dollars of giving back to the funeral profession over the past 40 years.
The Memorial Classic took place April 24th- 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each year the profession’s finest fly out from across the country to participate in this two day golf event. This year’s event had 107 participants. It’s organized by Tom Johnson, Jake Johnson, Kim Price, Bill Cutter, and the JCG team in efforts to give back to educating the next generation of funeral service.
The donations from this event go directly to the Funeral Service Foundation’s Academic Scholarships as well as ICCFA’s Funeral Trust Foundation. These donations serve to provide educational opportunities, scholarships, supplies and more for those entering or furthering their education in funeral service.
Jim Price, Chairman of the ICCFA Educational Foundation stated, “We are very grateful for all of the support The Memorial Classic provides us. Without it, we would not be able to make education accessible to our profession’s future leaders.”
“The Funeral Service Foundation is grateful for the continued generosity of Johnson Consulting Group, Tom Johnson, Jake Johnson, and all those who support the Foundation via Memorial Classic,” said Foundation Executive Director Lee Wiensch, CAE, CFRE. “Our Memorial Classic Academic Scholarship winners regularly say, ‘Thank you for believing in me.’ We know they will be professional trailblazers, just like those who are remembered each year at the Memorial Classic.”
Tom Johnson, Founder of Johnson Consulting Group, started this event 40 years ago to get friends from the profession together for a few days over golf. Now it’s one of the most successful fundraising events in the profession year after year.
“It’s great to see how a group of people passionate about the future of the profession can make a difference,” says Tom, “We are always grateful for the attendees and their generosity.”
Jake Johnson, CEO of Johnson Consulting Group, has watched this event grow from day one into something everyone looks forward to each year.
“It’s a huge milestone for the event to reach one million dollars in donations,” says Jake, “I am proud of everyone involved who has made this happen year after year.”
About the Funeral Service Foundation – FuneralServiceFoundation.org
Since 1945, the Funeral Service Foundation has served as the profession’s philanthropic voice. As the charitable arm of the National Funeral Directors Association since 1997, the Foundation receives operational support from NFDA and donors across the profession to help advance its mission to support funeral service in building meaningful relationships with the families and the communities it serves.
About the ICCFA Educational Foundation
The ICCFA Educational Foundation, founded in 2005, seeks to make education accessible to the future leaders of the deathcare profession. It does this by awarding scholarships to the educational programs of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, as well as advancing initiatives designed to promote the profession and support the individuals who answer the call of service. The ICCFA Educational Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charity.
About Johnson Consulting Group
Johnson Consulting Group is committed to providing intelligent business solutions that address succession, operational, financial, and customer service needs within funeral homes and cemeteries. JCG has been creating personalized partnerships and growing revenue with funeral and cemetery business owners, managers, and staff for over two decades with solutions including succession planning services, financial management & accounting services, and professional cemetery & funeral home consulting. For more information, visit www.johnsonconsulting.com to learn more.