PURPOSE & ORGANIZATION


The Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Hudson Valley (FCAHV) is a not-for-profit1, nonsectarian, consumer education and advocacy organization.   We provide guidance and material to our members and community to help them plan and realize simplicity, dignity, and economy in their funeral arrangements.


Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster are the counties we service. As a democratic organization, members of the Board of Directors and officers are elected by and from our membership, and serving without pay.


Through our association with the national Funeral Consumers Alliance we are in touch with activities and practices of other affiliates throughout the United States.  

We do not offer financial assistance.  However, we can point you to information on what to do when you can’t afford a funeral.

                             Board of Directors
  • Catherine Gleason - PRESIDENT
  • Walter Engel
  • Reverend Fredric Jackson - RECORDING                                                             SECRETARY
  • Jim Maine
  • Joseph Norman - TREASURER
  • Anthony Sedgman - VICE PRESIDENT
  • Elysabeth S Sedgman
  • Barbara Sweet