Donations and Sponsorships
St. Stephen's Cemetery is owned and operated by the non-profit Council of Ukrainian Orthodox Churches of Edmonton (CUOCE). The Cemetery will eventually generate enough revenues to become financially self-sustaining. However, the start-up and development costs have been significant (over $1.35 million spent so far). Funding has been provided by donations from the members parishes and affiliated organizations as well as a generous matching grant from the provincial government.
More financial support is needed for operating costs, further development and to cover our portion for the remaining government matching funds. Here are some ways you can support St. Stephen's Cemetery.
1. Donations: You can make an outright donation to financially support the operation and further development of the Cemetery. The CUOCE, being a charitable organization, will provide a receipt for tax purposes.
2. Monuments: You can now purchase cemetery monuments directly from us. As well as being convenient, a small portion of these funds go to supporting St. Stephen's.
3. Tree Sponsorhip: You can "sponsor" a tree on the cemetery as a unique remembrance for a loved one. Your tree will be planted and maintained by us and acknowledged with a plaque at the base of the tree.
4. Bench Sponsorship: Families can purchase a granite bench for the Cemetery. Names of your choice will be engraved on the bench as a memorial. (See photo under Services).
There are many other options available for providing financial support and sponsorship to St. Stephen's Cemetery. Please contact George Zaharia, Administrator, for more information and to discuss the possibilities.