In spite of pressure from the press the IFDA (Illinois Funeral Directors Association) refuses to say where 40 Million Dollars of funeral cost money went. The people of the State of Illinois and participants in the deserve to know where their “Lower Cost Funeral Money” went. Participants in the IFDA Preneed Trust are forced to continue to trust the IFDA in spite of clear mismanagement of 40 Million Dollars.
This is simply part of a larger problem. Many Funeral Directors (as is true of the IFDA) do not want to be accountable. If the Funeral Directors Association cannot be held accountable who is there to hold funeral directors, funeral homes, funeral home owners accountable.
The only answer is the general public. Here is the IFDA’s non accountability answer to the IFDA Preneed Trust $40,000,000.00 deficit.
This comes directly from the IFDA website:
IFDA ISSUES A RESPONSE TO STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER ARTICLE
Families can be reassured that funeral benefits for participants of the IFDA Preneed Trust are still being paid in full at the time of death-as they have always been. Now IFDA is working with Regions Morgan Keegan Trust as trustee to move forward.
So….Hospitals have their patient advocates. Who will be your Funeral cost Advocate?
The answer is here:
Rest in Peace: Insider’s Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral by R Brian Burkhardt and Matt Bacak
Here are the folks you can hold accountable for the $40,000,000 IFDA Preneed Trust.
President: Geoffrey W. Hurd CFSP Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory 120 S.Public Square Knoxville, IL 61448 1-309-289-4129 Fax 1-309-289-4123 firstname.lastname@example.org
President Elect: James D.Boma, CFSP, Bosma-Renkes Funeral Homes LTD 404 Lincolnway East Morrison, Illinois 61270 1-815 -772-2322 fax1 815-772-4202 email@example.com
VicePresident: Chris Woodbridge, CFSP, Targehetta & Woodridge Funeral Homes, Inc. 501 W. Center St. P.o Box 715 Brighton, IL 62012 618-372-3712 Fax 618-372-3311 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary/Treasurer: David M McReynolds, CFSP, Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home PO Box 370 900 N.Court St Marion, IL 62959 618-993-2131, Fax 618-993-3143 email@example.com
These are some other folks on the IFDA TRUST Committee.
Charles S. Childs, Jr CFSP AARaynor and Sons, 318 E.71st St, Chicago, IL 60619, 773–846-8415 fax 773-846- 8415 CChildsAARaynor@aol.com
Dennis R Davidson, Dawson and Wikoff, 515 West Wood 217-429-4421, fax 217-429-3153 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ask these folks where the $40,000,000 USD Went.
Your Funeral Guy, Author, Funeral Director, State of Illinois, Commonwealth of Virginia,