Joining OGR  — a smart move for the progressive independent funeral home

As one of the world's longest-serving funeral organizations, OGR is able to serve the full range of business needs of the independent, family owned funeral home.
Our core membership represents funeral home owners across North America, as well as overseas, who lead their businesses with compassion, dignity and the cornerstone philosophy of "Service measured not by gold, but by the Golden Rule."

Among the many reasons to join OGR...• OGR can be your primary resource if you are planning to open a new facility or to enhance your present one. • We bring dynamic ideas and expertise from those who understand your business. • When you need help adapting to emerging trends that could threaten your livelihood or infringe on your market, OGR has the support, products, services and resources to keep you current.

OGR is committed to your success by providing opportunities to connect with the people and services that can make your funeral home exceptional.

Take a look and see how OGR can help your funeral business grow. Contact the Membership Department or call (800) 637-8030 to find out how you can connect with the OGR community.


Online Membership Applications

Main Firm Membership or Download
Affiliate Membership
Business Membership
International Membership
Student Membership
Educator Membership
Auxiliary Membership
 

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Regular Membership

The main funeral home location designated by management as their primary business location. In order to be considered for membership in OGR, a firm shall have been in business for a period of not less than two (2) years, and the firm must be independently owned


Affiliate Membership

Any additional funeral homes owned and managed by the Regular Membership within a 100-mile radius of the Regular Member's location.

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Business Membership

Suppliers who provide products and services to OGR members may join OGR as Business Members. Business Members' products and services are directly marketed to Golden Rule Funeral Homes. Membership Details

Online Application

[PDF] Application

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International Membership

Funeral homes located outside of the United States and Canada are invited to join, completing the same application for Main Firm Membership and meeting the same standards set by the Board of Directors.

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Auxiliary Membership

Any retired principal of a member firm who has sold or otherwise disposed of his/her interest in that member firm; or the spouse of a deceased principal of member firm; or any person who is a retired employee of a current or former member firm, provided that such persons are not longer actively participating in the funeral profession.

Download a Auxiliary Membership Application

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Student Membership

College students studying Mortuary Science are invited to join OGR as student members. The annual student membership fee is $35.

Download a Student Membership Application

Student Membership Benefits:

  • Subscription to The Independent magazine, giving you insights, industry news and association news
  • Annual Resource Guidehelps you connect with professionals you need to know.
  • Advance notice and reduced fees for educational programs, Annual Conference

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Educator Membership

Non-member educators, researchers and academics engaged in the study, but not the practice of mortuary science are invited to join OGR. The annual educator membership fee is $50. Benefits of Educator Membership include:

  • Subscription to The Independent magazine, giving you insights, industry news and association news
  • Annual Resource Guide, a comprehensive guide for member information, services and resources
  • Advance notice and reduced fees for educational programs, Annual Conference
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it E-mail the membership department or call (800) 637-8030 to find out how you can connect with the OGR community.

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Important Membership Dues Information

Annual Membership is from July 1st to June 30th of each year.  Dues will be prorated based on remaining full months until July 1st.

Regular Membership: $1,104 + $3.40 per adult case exceeding $1,000/year. Choose an annual or quarterly payment plan.

Affiliate Membership: $165 per location

International Membership: $350

Business Membership: $350

Auxiliary Membership: $150

Student Membership: $35

Educator Membership: $50