Alumni and Support

Support CCMS

CCMS  is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on the generous support of our alumni, our donors, and the general public. Please see below for ways to support the College.

Ways to Give

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Kroger Community Rewards Program

CCMS is now part of the Kroger Community Rewards program, which means we will receive a portion of most purchases made at Kroger stores whenever supporters swipe their rewards card.

Link your Kroger Rewards Card

It's easy for you to enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program, and it's easy to support CCMS with nearly every Kroger purchase you make! Just link your Kroger plus card to the program and choose CCMS. See the instructions below on linking your card.

If you already have a account

  1. Go to the Kroger Community Rewards page
  2. Sign in to your account
  3. This will take you to your Community Rewards profile.
  4. From here you can ENROLL in the program; CHANGE ORGANIZATION, etc.
  5. To link to our College, just search for "Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science" and then enroll.

When you’re shopping, just swipe your registered Kroger rewards card for purchases to count!

If you do NOT have a account

New users to will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a Kroger rewards card.

  1. Go to the Kroger Community Rewards page
  2. Click "Create an account"
  3. You should now be in your Community Rewards profile.
  4. From here, start the enrollment process,
  5. To link to our College, just search for "Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science" and then enroll.

When you’re shopping, just swipe your registered Kroger rewards card for purchases to count!

Note: Kroger says it can take up to 10 days after registering for purchases to begin earning rewards – once it’s in effect, you’ll see at the bottom of your Kroger receipt: “At your request, Kroger is donating to CCMS.”

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A convenient, easy way to support CCMS

What is AmazonSmile?

You can now support CCMS through AmazonSmile! Every time you make a purchase through Amazon, 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to CCMS at no cost to you. This is an easy way to support the College by doing something you would have done anyway. Read more about Amazon Smile.

How do I get started?

Click here or go to to get started.

Note: when choosing CCMS as your AmazonSmile recipient, you will actually need to search for "Cincinnati Foundation for Mortuary Education." (The Foundation is the governing body of CCMS.)

Rachael at graduation

Rachael Anderson Memorial Scholarship 

The Rachael Anderson Memorial Scholarship was established to honor 2016 CCMS Alumna Rachael Anderson whose life was abruptly taken just thirteen months after graduating from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Through this educational scholarship we celebrate and remember her charismatic, energetic, funny, and compassionate personality.

Rachael graduated from CCMS on December 17, 2016, earning a Bachelor of Mortuary Science degree.

The educational scholarship is established through the partnership of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and Ohio Funeral Directors Association to honor Rachael’s passion for life and passion for becoming a funeral service professional. CCMS and OFDA are working to honor the Anderson family’s vision in memorializing their daughter.

Rachael joined the #CCMSfamily August 27, 2015, and was known for her kind, humorous nature. She quickly befriended her peers and successfully saw her dreams come to fruition as she completed her education in December 2016 and set off to central Ohio to pursue an apprenticeship. Rachael was employed as an apprentice with Shaw-Davis Funeral Home at the time of her death.

Rachael had many passions throughout her life. First and foremost, her career!  She had a gift of compassion! She enjoyed dancing and socializing with family and friends. She loved Children! She loved her Life! Rachael will always be remembered for her uniqueness, hard work, loving kindness, joy and infectious laughter. She had the ability to make a lasting impression on everyone she came in contact with and she could light up a room with her smile,” says Rachael’s family.

Contribute today 

Please consider donating to the Rachael Anderson Memorial Scholarship. To donate click here 

Mail check payable to:

Attn: Rachael Anderson Memorial Scholarship
645 W. North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

Questions may be directed to:

Jack E. Lechner, Jr., CCMS President & CEO
(513) 618-1923