Tom Butler Dinner10More than $2,300 was raised for The Tom Butler Family Fund at a fundraising dinner this week to honor the late industry icon Tom Butler.

Nearly 20 industry members (who were attending the Society of American Florists’ Congressional Action Days) attended the dinner on March 15, 2016 to honor Tom’s legacy in the floral industry.

AFE supporter and longtime friend of Tom Butler, Tim Galea, organized the dinner at Tom’s favorite restaurant – The Capital Grille in Washington, D.C.Tom Butler Dinner15

The dinner will now become an annual fundraising event, to continue celebrating Tom’s lifetime achievements and raise money for his AFE named fund.

A special thank you to those who attended the event, and those who were unable to attend but donated to The Tom Butler Family Fund.

Dinner Attendees:

  • Debi Aker
  • Jo Buttram
  • Rod Crittenden
  • Chris Drummond
  • Tim Drummond
  • Tim Galea
  • Lee Herman
  • Nancy Hooper
  • Darrell Housden
  • Kal Krueger
  • Dwight Larimer
  • Rachel Martin
  • Martin Meskers
  • Peter Moran
  • Sara Moran
  • Jeff Newlin
  • Mike Valade
Other Contributors:

  • Carmen Cosentino
  • Del Demaree
  • Paul Goodman
  • Shirley Lyons
  • Terril Nell, Ph.D.
  • Rod Saline
  • Laura Shinall
  • Bob Williams

View all photos from the dinner.

Make a contribution to The Tom Butler Family Fund here (be sure to specify the Tom Butler Fund).