One of the earliest services The Actors Fund provided was assistance with the cost and arrangements of funerals and burials.
In 1886, The Actors Fund purchased its first plot at the Cemetery of the Evergreens in Brooklyn, New York and, in 1904, a second plot was purchased at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla New York. These plots are the final resting place of over 2,000 members of the entertainment industry.
Today, The Fund continues to assist with the cost of funerals and provide a grave site with a head stone to those in need. In addition, The Fund offers pre-pay arrangements for those interested in purchasing a grave site.
Eligibility for The Fund's financial assistance program requires an application, documentation of your professional earnings and an interview. In general, eligibility for financial assistance is based on:
For additional information and an application, please contact our Intake Unit at the regional office closest to you:
212.221.7300 ext. 119
323.933.9244 ext. 55
For information about our pre-pay arrangements, please contact:
212.221.7300 ext. 112
Click on photo to see more pictures of Kensico Cemetery.
Click here to learn about the start of The Fund and how it has grown since the 1800's.
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