Planning a Funeral: Memorial Funds

Families often want to set up memorial funds so money can be donated in memory of their loved one. If you are considering this, and are wondering where money can be donated, here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. The unit where your loved one died
  2. The hospital where your loved one died
  3. Housing or hospice that you may have used while your loved one was in the hospital
  4. Funds for research if your loved one died of a particular disease

Your funeral director or lawyer can help you set up a memorial fund. Consult your social worker or nurse for information on research or groups for specific illnesses.

The information provided here is not meant to be a substitute for professional advice. These tips are from experts and people who have shared their real life advice; always check with appropriate professionals you trust in making your purchasing or life-related decisions.

Updated: 6/2009