Company Plants One Tree for Every Family Served in 2020
ORLANDO, Fla. – March 11, 2021 – Foundation Partners Group, one of the industry’s most innovative providers of end-of-life experiences and products, today announced a new partnership with American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the United States, to plant more than 50,000 trees in honor of the tireless efforts of its team of funeral service professionals who have helped families through the pain and loss of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The March 11 announcement marks National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day, a day set aside by Congress in 2008 to “pay tribute to these funeral directors and morticians who, day in and day out, assist our Nation's families in their times of sadness and grief and help families mourn a death and celebrate a life."
The Foundation Partners’ donation to American Forests will cover the cost of planting one tree for each family served by funeral directors and morticians at the company’s nearly 160 funeral homes, cemeteries and cremation centers in 20 states in 2020.
“Today is a day to show gratitude to our funeral directors, morticians and cemeterians, and to recognize the sacrifices they have made to serve families in new and creative ways during these unprecedented times,” said Kent Robertson, Foundation Partners Group president.
“So, today we plant trees to honor our team members and the families they served, and to represent new life where there was loss.”
American Forests was founded in 1875 to create healthy and resilient forests, from cities to wilderness, that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife. It advances that mission through forestry innovation, place-based partnerships to plant and restore forests, and movement building.
About Foundation Partners Group
Foundation Partners Group is one of the industry’s most innovative providers of end-of-life experiences and products. The company owns and operates a network of nearly 160 funeral homes, cremation centers and cemeteries across 20 states. Our organizational structure allows us to embrace and grow the legacies of the local funeral homes we acquire while leveraging the economies of scale, deep understanding of technology, and our ShareLife® customer experience-centered approach to deliver truly innovative and compassionate care to the families we serve.