Sponsors and Partners


These fine sponsors make the “Before I Die” ABQ Festival possible:

A Good Goodbye


Gail Rubin, CT, pioneering death educator, Certified Funeral Celebrant, and informed advocate for planning ahead, she puts the "fun" in funeral planning.

Express Legal Solutions


Documents you need, at a price you can afford, for estate planning, business formation, and other documents.

French Funerals & Cremations


Albuquerque's largest and oldest family-owned funeral service company. The French family of companies includes French Funerals & Cremations, Sunset Memorial Park, Cremation Society of New Mexico, and Best Friends Pet Services.

Lasting Legacy, Inc.


Providing estate and trust services, Lasting Legacy can be your designated representative for Durable Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Personal Representative for Wills, and Successor Trustee for Trusts.

Morris Hall, PLLC


A premiere estate planning law firm with offices in New Mexico and Arizona. Talk to Jim Plitz in the Albuquerque office at 505-889-0100.

Neptune Society


The Neptune Society Albuquerque, America’s most trusted cremation service, provides quality prepaid cremation services at an exceptional value.

Retirement Extender


Retirement Extender ® brings you a team of specialists, working together to make the most of your finances, starting with financial planning, investment management and income taxes.

Life iZ Short


LifeiZshort.com publishes detailed guides for preparing for the inevitable, written by Peter Callan.



MyFinalChecklist provides a comprehensive master file for personal information.

The Old Pine Box


The Old Pine Box specializes in handcrafting coffins and caskets out of pine, cedar and fine hardwoods, as well as unique cremation urns.

Zia Trust, Inc.


Serving clients in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and 38 other states, Zia Trust manages estates of all sizes.



A thanatology specialty service company. "The deceased must be protected and given a voice."


The “Before I Die” Albuquerque festival is being held in partnership with the nonprofit organizations Albuquerque Oasis, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of New Mexico, and Fathers Building Futures. Central New Mexico Community College, the Guild Cinema and Randy Cooper Art Studio are also valuable partners in this endeavor.

Part of the proceeds from “Before I Die” ABQ will be donated to charitable partner Oasis Albuquerque, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that promotes successful aging through lifelong learning, healthy living and social engagement, offering over 150 programs and distributing 12,000 course catalogues per trimester. A portion of sponsorship fees may be tax-deductible as charitable donations.