We are a 501 (c)(3) education and advocacy organization run by an all volunteer board.
We are not affiliated with the funeral industry or any religious groups.
We educate the public on their rights and options when planning for or purchasing funeral goods and services.
We encourage people to plan arrangements that are in keeping with their personal wishes and budget, and then share that information with their survivors.
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San Diego Memorial Society is a local non-profit organization that is part of the national Funeral Consumers Alliance. Based in Poway, California, San Diego Memorial Society helps local consumers understand their funeral rights, provides unbiased advice, and can help with understanding local funeral pricing and landscape.
Many funeral consumers alliances operate with a volunteer board and conduct local price surveys.