The NYS Tribute Foundation is a non-profit organization 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.


Support Group Training Scheduled (6 CEUs)

September 30-October 1, 2020

As the nationwide suicide and opioid epidemics continue to shatter families in the U.S., the need for support groups to help survivors is growing.

To address this need, the NYSFDA's non-profit affiliate organization, the NYS Tribute Foundation, has developed a Support Group Facilitator Training Program scheduled for September 30-October 1, 2020. This training program is designed for individuals to learn how to establish a support group dedicated to those bereaved by suicide or substance use death.

For more information and to register for the event, visit the Tribute Foundation's website.


Certified Celebrant Training (8 CEUs)

October 27-29, 2020

NYSFDA will once again be offering a Certified Celebrant Training at our headquarters building in Albany. This training is specifically designed for anyone interested in understanding the process of the funeral service and in learning how to personalize and design meaningful funerals or tributes. A successful celebrant is one who enjoys working with people, has writing and public speaking ability, as well as listening and consulting skills. Our seminars have attracted a wide-variety of participants including: funeral directors; preneed and aftercare specialists; hospice professionals; clergy; chaplains; business people; and students.

Click here for more information and to register for the event.