OGR Foundation Donations - 2021

OGR’s charitable foundation funds, performs and supports activities on behalf of the International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR). Its 10-member board of directors is responsible for identifying projects that advance the standards of funeral service or contribute to the compassionate care of individuals in need.

One of the largest projects the Foundation undertakes is its annual Awards of Excellence Scholarship Program. It provides annual scholarships to mortuary students based on strong academic performance, funeral service experience and an essay describing the student’s commitment to serving grieving families with compassion, fairness and dignity.

We thank all of those who have donated to the Order of the Golden Rule Foundation. Below is a list of donors from 2021. Check out our Virtual Tribute Wall for a list of this year's donors. You can make your own tax-deductible donation through our online form.

($5,000 or more)
Mike and Marie Butler
John and Nicki Butler
Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center
Hastings, Nebraska
($1,000 - $4,999)
Bill & Linda Brock
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
Wyckoff, New Jersey
given in memory of Clarice Dansen
Anita M. Greene
given in memory of Cliff Greene
Paul Hummel, III
Hummel Funeral Homes
Akron, Ohio
Kim Hunter
Humphrey Funeral Home
Toronto, Ontario
given in recognition of Mary Steele’s leadership
Mary Kopchak
Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory
Chris Miller
Thomas Miller Mortuary
Corona, California
given in honor of "my essential staff for 2020"
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home
Port Huron, Michigan
Jay & Mary Steele
Arnett & Steele Funeral Home
Pineville, Kentucky
($500 – $999)
Tom Hemmerle
Barnett-Strother Funeral Home
Madisonville, KY
Wendy King
Order of the Golden Rule
given in memory of Katherine King
Evan Strong
Evan J. Strong Funeral Services
Calgary, Alberta
Skip, Delores & Peter Urban
Anton B. Urban Funeral Home
Ambler, Pennsylvania
given in honor of Doris Slack
(up to $499)
Don Byles
Byles-MacDougall Funeral Service

New London, Connecticut
Sara J. Cross
given in memory of Leland B. Cross, Jr.
Evan Hoffmeyer
Order of the Golden Rule
Raffy Jose
Arlington Memorial Chapels & Crematory, Inc.
Manila, Philippines
David Komoroski
Tabone Komorowski Funeral Home, Inc.
Solon, Ohio
given in memory of Florian & Regina Komorowski
Michael S. Lewis
Lewis Funeral Home
Milton, Florida
Emilie Perkins
Order of the Golden Rule
Jim Rudolph
Veterans Funeral Care
Clearwater, Florida
Chris Stewart
Stewart Family Funeral Home
Tyler, Texas
given in memory of Johnnie M. Stewart
Cathie Tattrie
Smith Funeral Home & Memorial Services
Warren, Rhode Island
Ben Underwood
Schoppenhorst, Underwood & Brooks Funeral Home

Shepherdsville, Kentucky
Nancy Weil 
Order of the Golden Rule
Jamie Wieting
Wieting Family Funeral Home
Chilton, Wisconsin