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Support the OGR Foundation through the shopping you already do

Did you know the Order of the Golden Rule Foundation is a registered charity at AmazonSmile? It's a program run by Amazon.com designed to help you support your favorite charity at no cost to you.

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OGR announces Wendy King as new Executive Director/CEO

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 10, 2020) – The Order of the Golden Rule is excited to announce Wendy King as its new executive director and CEO.

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Support the next generation of funeral directors

With funeral homes being in “all hands on deck” mode for the past six months, the importance of strong talent coming out of our mortuary schools has become more apparent than any other point in recent history.

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Young Professional Spotlight: Candace Hawkins

Candace Hawkins is a 35-year-old funeral director and care center supervisor at Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. in Hamburg, New York. She also serves as the location manager for one of their offices.

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Too much grief

Many funeral directors may be struggling to cope with their own grief overload

For many funeral directors, COVID-19 has been a nonstop wrecking ball, decimating families and communities. And who’s in the midst of this crisis providing care to the hundreds of thousands of dead and their grieving people? The funeral home staff whose vocations have placed them squarely in the wrecking ball’s path.

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See where you are - and where you're going

The value of demographic analysis and revenue forecasting in market positioning and financial management

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Grief Interrupted: Mourners turning to memorial items during pandemic

The rituals and ceremonies that mark the death of a human being undergo constant evolution and personalization to reflect the endless variety of beliefs, traditions and family preferences.

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Investing in the next generation

The John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home has been in the Ferry family since 1890 and a member of OGR since 1955. The business is currently run by 5th generation funeral directors Daniel, 36, and Patrick Ferry, 40. Their father Thomas L. Ferry, III, 71, recently retired as a precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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President's Message: What next? The need for a strategic plan

This fall, OGR’s board of directors will embark on the development of a new three-year strategic plan for our great organization. Arguably, there has not been a time in our 92-year history when purposeful and thoughtful planning has been needed in our industry more than it is now, and OGR is ready to do its part to help us all ensure we are able to continue to be the best of the best when it comes to providing exceptional funeral care.

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4 OGR members recognized as 'Best of the Best' by NFDA

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 8, 2020) – The Order of the Golden Rule is excited to announce that four of its members were recognized by the National Funeral Directors Association as the "Best of the Best" for 2020 as part of their annual Pursuit of Excellence Awards.

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