2017 Conference Sponsors

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Once again, the NHFA is asking for your support of our mission and our members who are on the forefront of home funeral education. Each of our sessions cost a different amount to bring to the conference, and that’s where you come in. Instead of asking for blanket funding, this year we are offering opportunities for you to sponsor specific programs that match your interests. Please take a look at the fabulous programs that are taking shape and pick the one you want to throw your weight behind. We’re counting on you!

Becoming a sponsor is easy!

Just send your chosen session title to leewebster17@gmail.com. First come, first served, so name your preference early! Please make a note of the reason for your payments in the comment section if you donate directly on the NHFA website. Thank you!

Event & Presenters  Donation What You Receive

Friday Night Opener – The Unbroken Circle

Panel Discussion followed by Q&A with David Zinner, Kavod V’nichum; NoorudDean Abu Ibraheem, the Janazah Project; and Lucinda Herring, Thresholds Consulting & Ministry; facilitated by Nina Thompson


This is an exclusive sponsorship offer.
A Sacred Moment Funeral Home

Saturday Advocacy Session 1 – Everybody Can Be an Advocate: Here’s How

With Renee Flaherty, Attorney, Institute for Justice, and Tanya Marsh, Wake Forest School of Law; facilitated by Nina Thompson


Funeral Consumers Alliance

Various branches tbd

Saturday Advocacy Session 2 – Building Bridges: Advocating to Hospices and Hospitals

With Lee Webster, NHFA; Fabio Lomelino, Gilchrist Hospice; Sarah Quinn; facilitated by Nina Thompson.

co-sponsor: Threshold Support Circle

TSC Events

c0-sponsor: Quality of Life Care


Saturday Advocacy Session 3 – Everybody Wins: Working with Authorities

With Ruth Ann Arty, Executive Director of Maryland Board of Mortuary; Bruce Goldfarb, Communications Director, Maryland Medical Examiner’s Office; Char Barrett, Licensed Funeral Director and Funeral Home Owner, First President of the NHFA, Home Funeral and Green Burial Consultant and Certified Celebrant; facilitated by Nina Thompson.

Shared session billing (#3 of 3) on the online sponsorship list, with description of your business and logo, link to website.
Spoken acknowledgement at beginning and end of the session.
Written acknowledgement on the schedule and all signage.

Saturday Afternoon at the Movies – In the Parlor

With Heidi Boucher, Home Death Care Guide and Consultant, Writer/Producer/Director.

 Natural Burial Company


Saturday Night at the Movies – Zen and the Art of Dying

With Zenith Virago, followed by a filmmaker’s reception.

co-sponsor The Urban Death Project


co-sponsor Life Posts


Sunday Skills Sessions – Home Funeral 101—Body Care Basics

With Claire Turnham of Only With Love and the Home Funeral Network.


Yuli Somme of Bellacouche


Sunday Skills Sessions – Creating Ceremonies for Home Vigils, Funerals, & Memorials

With Kateyanne Unullisi, NHFA board Communications Director, Director, The Emerge Foundation.

The Celebrant Foundation & Institute


Sunday Skills Sessions – The Power of Home Funeral Storytelling

With Steve Waldman, author and founder of LifePosts, and Amy Cunningham, writer and funeral director, owner of Fitting Tributes Funerals.

Ruth Faas of Mourning Dove studios


Sunday Skills Sessions – How to Start a Threshold Care Group

With Lee Hoyt and Kelly Whited-Ford.

Lifespan Doulas Association

Sunday Skills Sessions – Home Funerals for Pets

With Jerrigrace Lyons, Minister, Death Midwife, Reiki Master, founder of Final Passages Institute for Conscious Dying, Home Funeral and Green Burial Education.


 BEyond Yonder Virtual School for Community Deathcaring in Canada


 Sunday Skills Sessions – Taking Care of Yourself While Helping Others

With Merilynne Rush, RN, BSN, Home Funeral Guide.

Threshold Support Circle


Altar Art Project $150
DoulaGivers, Suzanne O’Brien


Becoming a sponsor is easy!

Just send your chosen session title to leewebster17@gmail.com. First come, first served, so name your preference early! Please make a note of the reason for your payments in the comment section when donating directly on the NHFA website. Thank you!