New York State Funeral Directors Association

ALBANY, NY – The New York State Tribute Foundation is pleased to announce tickets are available for the 2017 Cash Raffle offering a grand prize of $10,000.*

The Foundation’s Cash Raffle is an important fundraiser that supports charitable programs including scholarships that help New York State students with tuition costs.

To date, the Foundation has provided $94,000 in Scholarships to students studying Funeral Service and Mortuary Science.

Hospital grief programs, youth bereavement summer camps and educational seminars are among other initiatives funded by the Foundation, established by Funeral Directors in 2003.Heartstrings

The Annual Cash Raffle yields three prizes - based on the sale of 200 tickets. In addition to the $10,000 grand prize, there is a second prize of $2,500 and a third prize of $1,000.

The opportunity to purchase a ticket lasts until the day of the drawing – August 22, 2017.

A drawing will be held on August 22, 2017 during the New York State Funeral Directors Association’s Annual Convention being held in Saratoga Springs.

Ticket holders do not need to be present in order to win.

To purchase a ticket, contact Kelly Deitz at 800-291-2629 or contact a member of the Tribute Foundation Board of Directors.

You can also CLICK HERE to purchase a ticket online.

*Grand prize of $10,000 is based on the sale of 200 raffle tickets.

The NYS Tribute Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was established in 2003 out of a desire to unite the knowledge and resources of funeral service professionals throughout New York State. We are dedicated to supporting education, outreach and research programs that advance the public's understanding of end-of-life issues. The Foundation uses its philanthropic resources to stimulate research, improve and support professional education, increase public outreach and sponsor forums to foster policy dialogue on important end-of-life issues.

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New York State 
Tribute Foundation

1 South Family Drive
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518-452-8230
Fax: 518-452-8667