AFE Annual Fundraising Dinner to Support Floriculture Programs and Research!

The AFE 2018 Fundraising Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018, in Palm Springs, California in conjunction with the Society of American Florists’ Annual Convention.

AFE’s biggest fundraising event of year, SAF Convention attendees and local industry members come together to attend to network with other industry leaders, learn about new programs, and show your support!

AFE research, grants, scholarships, and internship programs are only possible due to the ongoing support of industry members.  Join us at this exciting reception and dinner as we report on significant advances from AFE research, recognize donors reaching new giving levels, report on new programs and announce the new officers and directors.

Individual dinner tickets can be purchased here, or through the SAF Convention registration form.

Our 2018 Fundraising Dinner Goal is $100,000!  Become a Sponsor Today and help us reach this goal to offset dinner and administrative costs — Download Sponsorship PDF Form

Sponsorship Opportunities:



The 2017 AFE Fundraising Dinner was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.  While we had to cancel our event, many of our sponsors generously donated their sponsorship contributions to AFE. We are extremely appreciative of this generosity and support.

Click here to view/download the dinner program.

AFE Thank You Sponsors

AFE 2017 Dinner Program
It includes the full list of donors, sponsors and AFE’s industry efforts throughout the past year.

Thank you to all of our generous dinner sponsors, many of whom donated their sponsorship contributions to AFE despite the dinner cancellation. We are extremely appreciative of this generosity.


  • 1-800-Flowers
  • Accent Décor
  • AmericanHort
  • Armellini Logistics
  • Asocolflores
  • Baisch & Skinner, Inc.
  • Ball Horticultural Company
  • Billy Heroman’s
  • Bloomerang Solutions
  • BloomNet
  • Bonide
  • CalFlowers
  • Chrysal
  • Continental Flowers
  • DESIGN MASTER color tool, inc.
  • Dramm and Echter, Inc.
  • DV Flora
  • DWF Wholesale Florists
  • East Jordan Plastics, Inc.
  • Florists’ Review
  • Flower Shop Network
  • FTD, Inc.
  • Gainan’s Flowers
  • GEMS Group
  • Golden Flowers
  • Green Point Nurseries, Inc.
  • Hortica


  • Kennicott Brothers Company
  • Leider Horticultural Companies
  • The Los Angeles Flower Market of the American Florist’s Exchange
  • Mayesh Wholesale Florist
  • Mellano & Company
  • Multi Packaging Solutions
  • Pennock Company
  • Pete Garcia Company/Garcia Group
  • Phillip’s Flowers
  • Phoenix Flower Shops
  • Rio Roses
  • The Roy Houff Company
  • Royer’s Flowers & Gifts
  • Sakata Seed America
  • San Francisco Flower Mart
  • Smithers-Oasis/Floralife
  • Society of American Florists
  • Stadium Flowers
  • Strange’s Florist
  • Syndicate Sales, Inc.
  • Tagawa Greenhouses
  • Teleflora
  • S. Greens Corp.
  • The USA Bouquet Company
  • WinField Chemical Company