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NFDA President Bob Arrington, CCO presents the 2016 Pursuit of Excellence Award to Dave Fisher CCO,CPC & Anna Fisher on behalf of the funeral home - Philadelphia, PA.

Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory Receives National Recognition for Innovative Programming, Outstanding Community Outreach

Philadelphia Pa. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is pleased to announce that Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory has earned their 14th consecutive Pursuit of Excellence Award for 2016. Only 160 firms from around the world received this prestigious recognition, placing Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory among an elite group of funeral service providers.This award is presented by NFDA annually to firms that have demonstrated a commitment to raising the bar on funeral service excellence by adhering to strict ethical and professional standards and providing outstanding service to families and communities. 

“We offer our congratulations to Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory for earning the 2016 Pursuit of Excellence Award,” said NFDA President Bob Arrington, CCO. “The staff of this funeral home demonstrates their commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards every single day. They have truly earned this award and we are proud to count them as members of NFDA.” 

To earn an NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award, a funeral home must demonstrate proficiency in key areas of funeral service, such as compliance with state and federal regulations; providing ongoing education and professional development opportunities for staff; offering outstanding programs and resources to bereaved families; maintaining an active level of involvement in the community; participating and actively serving in the funeral service profession; and promoting funeral home services through a variety of marketing, advertising and public relations programs. Participants are also required to adhere to a Pledge of Ethical Practices. 

NFDA honored the 2016 Pursuit of Excellence Award Recipients on October 24 during the All-Star Recognition Ceremony, which will took place during the 2016 NFDA International Convention & Expo in Philadelphia.

It’s an honor to receive this award for the fourteenth consecutive year and to be in the NFDA Hall of Excellence. We strive for excellence in the service we provide to the families we serve,” said Greg Henderson, CFSP.

NFDA is the world's leading and largest funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent more than 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 39 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.