Death:OK is a community-based event organized entirely by volunteers and funded through ticket sales, tax-deductible contributions, and limited sponsorships. Rather than rely on corporate marketing budgets or vendor fees, we wanted a non-commercial vibe like the Death Cafes that inspired this event. We sought out sponsors who share our passion for community empowerment. We’re pleased to introduce you to the organizations that are providing generous financial and in-kind support. Let them know you appreciate their support of this important community conversation!
Compassion & Choices Oregon ~ One of the first organizations to commit to this event, Compassion & Choices is providing generous financial and in-kind support and leading several workshop sessions (see here and here).
Matt Whitaker, the organization’s Oregon Director, says, “The more open and honest conversations we all have about our end-of-life wishes, the better. Compassion & Choices is excited to be a part of this event which celebrates the importance of these conversations with so many diverse groups at the table.”
NW Association for Death Education & Bereavement Support ~ Along with organizing quarterly educational and networking sessions that bring a range of professionals and lay people together, NWADEBS members are featured throughout our workshop program.
Departing Decisions ~ Departing Decisions Founder Angela Kienholz was one of the founding volunteers who began dreaming up this event in August 2013. She is playing a key role in engaging the service providers listed in the free Departing Decisions workbook, along with hosting the My Life, My Legacy, My Wishes photobooth.
Holly Pruett, Life-Cycle Celebrant ~ Co-founder of the PDX Death Cafe (the largest Death Cafe in the world), Life-Cycle Celebrant Holly Pruett has contributed countless hours as the chair of the volunteer organizing committee for Death:OK. Read our profile of Holly.
On the web: http://deathok.com/about/sponsors/