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Support another 60 years of programs, research, and resources!

For the second year in a row, AFE’s annual fundraising event will be held virtually in order to assure the safety and health of our floral community. As a Board and staff, our shared goal for this virtual non-event is to raise $100,000 in 60 days! (Monday, June 14th to Friday, August 13th)

Thanks to the quick work of our ambassadors and the generosity of our floral industry community, we have surpassed our initial goal of $60,000 within the first 30 days. With the support of our team of volunteer fundraisers, we set the new goal at $100,000, which will break records for AFE’s annual fundraising event – during our 60th Anniversary Year! Click here to see the NEW goal announcement! Sponsors of this campaign will impact the industry by funding research, scholarships, internships, and grants allowing AFE to expand its programs. 

For 60 years, AFE has been supporting the industry; help us continue for another 60! Thank you to our 60th Anniversary sponsors! 


See Our Progress Towards $100,000 –

(Updated Every Monday) 


Click a Name Below to Give to that Fundraiser’s Goal

Our Team of Fundraisers

Leaderboard (Updated Every Monday)

  1. Ken Young, Phoenix Flower Shops
  2. Jim Daly, Floralife/Smithers-Oasis
  3. Debi Chedester, Executive Director




Ambassadors & Board of Trustees


Make a Donation

Your donation to AFE helps increase funding to support:

    • Research to produce healthier, longer-lasting flowers and plants to boost profits for everyone.
    • Scholarships and Internships to recruit tomorrow’s leaders and provide and hands-on training for the next generation.
    • Educational Grants to provide learning opportunities and knowledge to all industry members.
    • Industry resources to recruit and retain top talent including a floral career center, resources to help train your employees, and more.

Commemorative T-ShirtPlease review the Sponsorship Levels below and join us in supporting sustainable growth for the floral industry! Sponsorship Benefits include promotional opportunities, featured job postings on AFE’s Career Center, commemorative t-shirts, water bottles, and recognition on AFE’s social media and newsletters. If you aren’t able to participate as a sponsor, please support AFE at the $60 level and receive the Anniversary T-shirt!

One last thing, if you have received multiple requests for our 60 Days to Raise $100,000, we apologize. Our entire Board of Trustees (all 18) and staff are participating and we are a competitive bunch!

Click Here for the Printable Form or donate directly to one of our fundraiser’s pages by clicking their name above. 

Sponsorship Tiers 2021

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors



Charles & April Walton


Royers Logo


Smithers-Oasis Floralife


Teleflora Logo

Garcia Group Logo



Platinum Sponsors

CalFlowers Logo


Hortica Logo


DWF Logo


Metrolina Logo



Syndicate Sales Logo


Gold Sponsors

Billy Heroman's Logo



Smith Gardens Logo

Flower Shop Network Logo


McNamara Florist


Holland America Flowers


Mellano & Company Logo


Mayesh Logo




Silver Sponsors


Anna Ball

Dr. Richard L. Harkess

Bill Doran Logo

Lafayette Florist Logo


BioWorks Logo


John Dole


Bronze Sponsors

Cactus Flower
Candle Artisans, Inc.
Flowers By George Inc.
GravityFree Studios
Ramsey Kraft


Copper Sponsors

Debi Chedester
Coastal Wholesale Florist, Inc.
Sten & Maryann Crissey
Jim Daly
Equiflor/Rio Roses
Florabundance, Inc.
Jim Faust
John Fountain
Hall’s Flower Shop and Garden Center
Meister Media Worldwide
Norton’s Flowers & Gifts
Penny’s By Plaza Flowers
Rokay Floral
San Francisco Flower Market
Scott’s House of Flowers
Stadium Flowers
Alan Tanouye