Become Part of Our Heritage Circle

heritage-bannerThe American Floral Endowment created the Heritage Circle – an honorary organization composed of persons who have made provision for a planned gift to AFE through a bequest, a life insurance policy, a trust or otherwise, such as a retirement plan beneficiary designation.

The establishment of the Heritage Circle affords AFE an opportunity to extend our warm appreciation to individuals who notify us of their thoughtful gift intentions.  (See Ways to Contribute)

If you have already arranged for a planned gift to benefit AFE, we welcome you into the Heritage Circle and count you among our founding members. If not, we invite you to consider a bequest or other arrangement. We would be pleased to send you further information and, if you wish, meet with you personally to explore the various options.

Your support can provide vital assistance to AFE in our efforts to fund research and scholarships that are so critical to the industry. We need your help, and and we look forward to expressing our gratitude through the Heritage Circle.

Contact Debi Chedester (703) 838-5211 for more information.

Heritage Circle Members in attendance were honored at the 2009 AFE Fundraising Dinner in Phoenix, Ariz., on September 23, 2009.

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Pictured left to right: August and MaryBelle De Hertogh, Paul Bachman, Ken Altman, Jim and Gwen Phillip, Wanda Weder, Dwight and Dawn Larimer, Charle Walton, Herman Meinders, Red and Katie Kennicott, and Tom Butler

Full List of Heritage Circle Members:

  • Ken and Deena Altman
  • Paul and Barbara Bachman
  • Gabriel and Maria Becerra
  • Tom* and Becky Butler
  • Sten and Maryann Crissey
  • August and Mary Belle De Hertogh
  • The Del Demaree Family         (to Del Demaree Family Fund)
  • John R. De Winter *
  • Jim and Ellen Ellison
  • PJ Ellison
  • Tim Galea and Nancy Hooper                (to Tom Butler Family Fund)
  • Brenda and Pete Garcia
  • Red and Katie Kennicott
  • Charles and Gina Kremp
  • John and Janet Kister
  • Dwight and Dawn Larimer
  • James and Peggy* Leider
  • Shirley and Terry Lyons
  • Robert and Charee Maddux
  • Michael Novovesky & Family     (to Novovesky Scholarship Fund)
  • Herman and LaDonna Meinders   (to Herman & LaDonna Meinders Fund)
  • Jim and Gwen Phillip
  • J.R.* and Mary Phillip
  • Russell G. Phillip
  • Walter Preston*
  • Dennis Puppel
  • Mel and Joey Schwanke
  • Jacob* and Rita Van Namen     (to Van Namen Scholarship Fund)
  • Charles and April Walton
  • Wanda M. Weder
  • Robert Wilkens
  • Anonymous

*deceased