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Executive Director, Debi Chedester, AAF Receives the John H. Walker Award

We would like to extend a warm congratulations to our Executive Director, Debi Chedester! She recently received the 2022 John H. Walker Award on Sept. 8 during the Society of American Florists 137th Annual Convention in Orlando, FL. The John H. Walker Award was...

Appreciation, Recognition, and Funding the Future of Floriculture

The Endowment hosted its annual event during the SAF Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. The afternoon was full of excitement as industry members and supporters joined together after a long three-year gap in AFE’s annual in-person...

2022 AFE Internship Placements & Awards

Taking that next career step is something to be proud of - let’s celebrate some of our industry’s next generation and their AFE internship awards! This year, eight outstanding students will pursue a freshly awarded internship opportunity through AFE’s Vic &...

AFE Surpasses 2022 Campaign Goal – Funding the Future of Floriculture

The Endowment celebrates and thanks the many industry supporters, sponsors, and friends who contributed to this year’s annual fundraiser, Funding the Future of Floriculture. Over $146,000 was raised in support of the floral industry through the Endowment. From May...

Twenty Students Awarded AFE Scholarships

We have awarded 20 students with scholarships totaling $54,400. In this 2022 scholarship cycle, which introduced a brand-new online application platform, 65 applications were received from 40 colleges and universities. We would like to give a special thank you to the...

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AFE Creates New Young Professional Advisor Position

Dr. Melinda Knuth to Serve as First Advisor to the Board As a part of the American Floral Endowment’s continued focus on the next generation of floral industry members, a special advisory position has been established for AFE’s Board of Trustees. The AFE Young...

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AFE Announces New Chairman and Trustee Appointments

AFE announces the appointment of its new Chairman of the Board and incoming Trustees. The announcement was made during AFE’s annual event, Funding the Future of Floriculture, held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, in Orlando, Florida, at the SAF Convention. Current AFE...

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AFE’s 2021 Arizona Travel Grant Recipient

Bringing Arizona Florists Continued Education With industry events back in full swing, the American Floral Endowment (AFE)’s programs like the Arizona Retail Florist Education Travel Grant are key to bringing industry members continued education and valued...

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AFE’s Newest Research Coordinator, Laura Barth

Among the five focus pillars of AFE is the important branch of research. This area guides the industry’s current practices to new heights in sustainability, improved methods, and revolutionary discoveries. To help facilitate this mission, AFE has expanded our team to...

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2022 AFE Internship Placements & Awards

Taking that next career step is something to be proud of - let’s celebrate some of our industry’s next generation and their AFE internship awards! This year, eight outstanding students will pursue a freshly awarded internship opportunity through AFE’s Vic &...

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The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is an independent nonprofit organization that funds research and scholarships in floriculture and environmental horticulture for the benefit of growers, wholesalers, retailers, allied industry organizations and the general public.

AFE is a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.