Membership in professional associations helps us to advance our knowledge and skills, so we can deliver the highest quality of service to our families. Learn about our professional memberships and affiliations here.

New York State Funeral Directors Association

This site was developed for both consumers and the New York State Funeral Directors Association Membership. For the consumer, NYSFDA: 

  • Answers frequently asked questions about arranging and prearranging funerals; cremation / burial options; Medicaid issues; consumer‘s rights pertaining to funerals and preplanning; death and funeral statistics; casket purchasing; and issues regarding embalming and viewing their deceased
  • Provides resources for dealing with grief and bereavement
  • Provides information on funeral service as a career
  • Provides a searchable listing of our membership to assist when looking for a funeral home in New York State

National Funeral Directors Association

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), founded in 1882, is the largest funeral service organization in the world. It is governed by a nine-member Executive Board, a Policy Board made up of representatives from every state, and a House of Delegates. The number of delegates is based on the number of members in a state. NFDA’s headquarters, staffed by approximately 40 employees, is in Brookfield, Wisconsin. In 1997, NFDA added a government relations office in Washington, DC, to handle legislative and regulatory issues for its members.