The Arlington Memorial Gardens Association, Incorporated is an Ohio 501(c)(13) nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to operate a cemetery. This special nonprofit status is reserved for corporations absent a view to financially benefit any private individual or group of private individuals. While the nonprofit status explicitly prohibits profit for private gain through the distribution of net earnings, it does not categorically rule out or prohibit profits resulting from sound business practices provided that such earnings are subsequently reinvested in the operation of the cemetery to further serve and facilitate its mission to preserve the cemetery in perpetuity.
In stark contrast to corporately owned cemeteries, Arlington is independently owned, controlled and managed by our lot owners association through its Board of Trustees whose members are responsible for general oversight and the implementation of governing policies. The Board consists of a group of community-minded leaders who reside in the greater-Cincinnati region and serve six-year terms. To promote the efficient operation of the cemetery, the Board appoints officers who are responsible for operating and managing the cemetery on a day-to-day basis. The officers, in turn, appoint and/or hire a staff of employees to carry-out the daily functions. It is through this method of organization that The Arlington Memorial Gardens conducts its business and succeeds in providing its wide range of services.
The distinctive, perpetual beauty of our grounds serves as a fitting backdrop, complementing our foremost obligation to those we serve: to create both dignified and personally meaningful ways to commemorate and memorialize the life of a beloved. Because we fundamentally believe that each life is singularly unique and important, the harmonious purpose of preserving memories and celebrating lives is more than a mere catchphrase. It is who we are and what we do.