The key to a thriving organization is the people who make it work. The Funeral Service Foundation’s skilled and dedicated staff carries out the Foundation’s mission with passion, excellence, and integrity. Each member plays a vital role in building relationships within the profession, stewarding donor dollars, and telling the Foundation’s story.

Lee Wiensch, CFRE
Executive Director


Lee Wiensch is responsible for all facets of the Foundation’s operation and administration. A Certified Fundraising Executive and Certified Celebrant/Life Tribute Professional, Lee works with the Board of Trustees to set direction for grantmaking, fund development, strategic planning, communication, industry outreach, financial planning and leadership development. Lee also leads Foundation collaboration and integration with the National Funeral Directors Association.



Kelly Manion
Director of Community Engagement


Kelly Manion is responsible  for engagement and outreach around all Foundation activities including grantmaking, scholarships, fund development and special projects. Kelly also leads partnerships with grantee organizations, and oversees the development and marketing of Foundation resources.


Heather Stampfli
Development Manager


Heather Stampfli is responsible for the Foundation’s scholarship and grant application and review processes. Heather also manages donor stewardship, donor records and the Foundation’s operational functions.




The Board of Trustees is made up of men and women from across the profession whose participation is based solely upon a belief in – and commitment to – the Foundation’s mission to support funeral service in building meaningful relationships with the families and the communities it serves.

Meet the Board of Trustees