Charitable giving via obituaries

Approximately half of all obituaries published by’s newspaper affiliates include a request to donate to charity in lieu of sending flowers to the family.  Sometimes the family selects a charity related to a particular disease or health issue, and other times they opt to support a cause the deceased cared deeply about.

To help friends and family pay tribute to their loved ones, we have partnered with some of the most commonly listed national charities to include hyperlinks to online donation pages in obituaries.  Our hope is that by making it easier for people to access such pages, we will help raise additional funds for these charities.  Additionally, many of our affiliates offer a local charity directory (for example, Hartford Courant’s directory).  And each of our affiliates also includes a link to a directory of national charitable organizations

We know that charitable giving is a time-honored and important way to honor deceased loved ones.  And we are proud to have a small part in helping raise money for charity.

About Katie

I joined in 2002 as a part-time content screener and now serve as Director of Operations, overseeing Legacy’s day-to-day operations (Guest Book screening, obituary processing, customer service, and client service). I grew up in California, the daughter of a psychologist and a minister. My parents instilled in me the importance of listening to and caring about others. One of the things I appreciate most about working at is that I am able to have a small part in easing people's pain during one of the most difficult times in their lives. In my life outside of Legacy, I enjoy baking treats (and bringing them to the office to share), playing the piano, reading, taking pictures, tending to our vegetable & herb gardens, trying out new restaurants and foods, spending time with my husband, Chuck (whom I met at Legacy) and our kids, Brett Jr. & Josie.
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