HOUSTON, Nov. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), North America’s largest provider of funeral and cemetery services, announced today its continued support of the New Orleans community with a $50,000 gift in support of the Tulane University A. B. Freeman School of Business renovation project that will include a new 42,000 sq. foot building.
“We are pleased to support an institution that is dedicated to cultivating some of the nation’s top future business leaders,” said Eric D. Tanzberger, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of SCI and active member of the Business Council of New Orleans. “This notable expansion will enhance the teaching, research and public service mission at this internationally recognized school.”
Through its Dignity Memorial® brand, SCI’s ongoing community support is part of a company-wide focus that includes New Orleans with nearly $300,000 in local charitable giving as well as a two-year, $7 million new capital improvement project for several historic cemeteries including Mount Olivet Cemetery, Metairie Cemetery as well as Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. Enhancements include renovations to existing structures, a new mausoleum and new cremation garden scheduled to be completed in 2016.
About Service Corporation International
Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is North America's leading provider of deathcare products and services. At September 30, 2015, we operated 1,540 funeral service locations and 469 cemeteries (including 262 combination locations), which are geographically diversified across 45 states, 8 Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Through its businesses, SCI markets the Dignity Memorial® brand which offers assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction. For more information about Service Corporation International, please visit www.sci-corp.com. For more information about Dignity Memorial, please visit www.dignitymemorial.com. As used herein, “SCI” or the “Company” refers to Service Corporation International and all of its affiliated companies.
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