2022 Awards in Excellence

Each year at the AFCCA Annual Convention, we honor individuals and locations that exemplify the Arizona, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Association Mission Statement:

“…to ensure that those who require our services receive the highest degree of professional services available. AFCCA promotes continuing education, high ethical standards, and advocacy for families and professionals in the death care industry.”

Thank you is the most motivating message in any language. We feel that annual recognition is the tailwind that moves the Funeral Service Profession forward and creates our future leaders, movers and shakers. This is your chance to nominate your colleagues (or yourself), a staff member and/or location that you feel are professional, ethical, and compassionate towards families they interact with.

We will honor the winners of each category with an award during a ceremony on Thursday, June 9th.  All winners and nominees will be notified and invited to attend.

Nomination Categories:

  • Funeral Director Award in Excellence (Any licensed funeral director )
  • Associate Award in Excellence (Any employee of a funeral home, cemetery or crematory)
  • Firm/Establishment Award in Excellence (Any licensed funeral home or crematory or active cemetery )
  • Supplier Representative Award in Excellence (Any employee of a company that provides products/services for the Funeral Service Profession)

Nomination Criteria:

  • Nominees must be a member of AFCCA in order to be selected
  • Nominees must be located in the state of Arizona, with the exception of Supplier Representative who must serve the state of Arizona.
  • Each nomination must be detailed in how they exemplify the AFCCA Mission Statement
  • Each nomination must have one letter of recommendation
  • Nominees should not have one the award in at least seven years.
  • Self nominations are permitted.

Deadline to Nominate is May 20

  • Use this space for listing the significant contributions the nominee has made to the funeral service profession. List instances when they have exemplified the AFCCA mission statement, any community involvement they participate in and any revolutionary ideas they have had to better the industry. Give as much detail as possible.
  • Please upload the letter of recommendation from the nominee's colleague and any other supporting documents for the nominee.
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  • Nominate any funeral home, crematory or cemetery employee that exemplifies the AFCCA Mission Statement
  • Use this space for listing the significant contributions the nominee has made to the funeral service profession. List instances when they have exemplified the AFCCA mission statement, any community involvement they participate in and any revolutionary ideas they have had to better the industry. Give as much detail as possible.
  • Please upload the letter of recommendation from the nominee's colleague and any other supporting documents for the nominee.
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  • Must be a member of AFCCA, please email director@azfcca.org to verify. A Firm/Establishment is any licensed funeral home or crematory or active cemetery in Arizona.
  • Use this space for listing the significant contributions the nominated establishment has made to the funeral service profession and the community they serve. List instances when they have exemplified the AFCCA mission statement, any community involvement they participate in and any revolutionary ideas they have had to better the industry. Give as much detail as possible.
  • Please upload the letter of recommendation from an employee of the establishment and any other supporting documents for the nomination.
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  • Must be a member of AFCCA, please email director@azfcca.org to verify. A supplier is any company that provides products/services for the funeral service industry.
  • Nominate any owner, manager or employee of a supplier member that exemplifies the AFCCA Mission Statement
  • Use this space for listing the significant contributions the nominee has made to the funeral service profession. List instances when they have exemplified the AFCCA mission statement, any community involvement they participate in and any revolutionary ideas they have had to better the industry. Give as much detail as possible.
  • Please upload the letter of recommendation from a colleague of the nominee and any other supporting documents for the nominee.
    Drop files here or