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Scottsdale, AZ [September 27th, 2023]

The Funeral Service Foundation announced today that it has received a $100,000 contribution from the Memorial Classic Golf Tournament.  The Memorial Classic was founded by Tom Johnson more than 40 years ago with the intent of bringing together friends in funeral service together for fellowship. With more than 136 participants every year, the tournament is a philanthropic force that gives back to the funeral service profession.

Since 2010, the Memorial Classic Golf Tournament has contributed more than $744,000 to the Funeral Service Foundation and has created the Foundation’s permanently endowed Memorial Classic Scholarship, the impact of which continues to grow. Since 2013, 27 students pursuing their mortuary science degrees at accredited institutions have received the Memorial Classic Scholarships.

“As a lifelong professional we are excited to give back and help the funeral profession educate the next generation of leading minds,” said President and CEO of Johnson Consulting Group, Jake Johnson.

About the Memorial Classic Scholarship:
Named in memory of some of the funeral profession’s finest – Bill Bischoff, Mike Fleming, Dave Hirt, Steve Mack, John Morrow, Ed Murphy, Mike Stephens, Ed Tuggle and Joe Weatherford – the endowed scholarship at the Funeral Service Foundation is funded through proceeds from the annual Memorial Classic Golf Tournament, which is lead by Tom and Jake Johnson of Johnson Consulting Group.

“This generous gift and the continued legacy of giving from Memorial Classic, the Johnson family, and all who participate continues to open doors for so many who feel called to work in the funeral service profession,” said Funeral Service Foundation Board Chair, Mark Krause. “These gifts that honor and memorialize some of the funeral profession’s greatest advocates ensures that their legacy lives on in the opportunities for compassion and care that this scholarship creates.”

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 to lift up grieving communities by investing in people and programs that strengthen funeral service.

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Johnson Consulting Group is committed to providing business solutions and tools to achieve increased performance, profitability and success as one navigates the journey towards an exit strategy.  Our expert services include Succession Planning, selling funeral homes and cemeteries, financing solutions, business coaching, accounting services, business performance analysis, customer survey program, Customer Experience workshops, incentive compensation plans and Leadership and Management training.

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