Dempsey’s Fund

The Dempsey Burdick Memorial Foundation and various cemeteries are partnering in order to help families who have lost a child. 

Each year, a few families are selected to receive a complimentary headstone as a gift for their angel baby from the Dempsey Burdick Memorial Foundation.  The families that are chosen to receive the headstone will be selected based on the criteria of financial need and personal loss. In order to apply for consideration for the program, please fill out the Application for Assistance by clicking on this link.

If for some reason the link isn’t working, you may also send us a letter or e-mail us at the addresses below.  Make sure to include your baby’s name, the name of the cemetery where your baby is buried, and the contact information for that cemetery.

The Dempsey Burdick Memorial Foundation
Attn: Request for Help.
13821 S 41st Way
Phoenix, AZ  85044

Each family that is chosen will be contacted privately and given the opportunity to select a headstone for their child. The family will be able to choose from limited styles and is able to customize all of the wording on the complimentary stone. Additionally, maintenance and placement of the stone will be provided free of charge (please note, region and location of cemetery can affect some options, however, we will take care of all of the arrangements). 

We feel for your loss and in some small way hope to help. National touring recording artist, Kevin Burdick’s daughter Dempsey passed away on May 3rd, 2003 from complications resulting from heart surgery. She was just 31 days old. Her death and the subsequent grieving process was the inspiration for the creation of this headstone fund. 

As Kevin would say, “Please accept this small gift from our baby, to yours.”

The Dempsey Burdick Memorial Foundation