2016 Annual Fundraising Dinner          


The 2016 American Floral Endowment Fundraising Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 22 at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua (Maui), Hawaii, in conjunction with the Society of American Florists’ (SAF) Annual Convention.


Join us as we announce new named funds, recognize donors reaching new giving levels, announce new research and update you on AFE’s latest industry efforts through our research, grant and scholarship projects.

As AFE’s largest annual fundraising event, contributions and sponsorships help offset dinner and administrative expenses, allowing more funding for grants, research and educational efforts benefiting the entire floriculture industry!

Our fundraising goal for this year’s dinner is $100,000.  Your support will help us reach this goal!

If you are attending the SAF Convention, you can purchase a ticket on their registration form, or you can print the form below and send it back to AFE directly!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Purchase a 2016 Dinner Ticket ($175)           Become a 2016 Dinner Sponsor    (PDF Form)


The success of the dinner each year is due largely to our sponsors who lend their names and financial support to the event.  Sponsorships are a great way to be seen by other industry leaders and peers.

There are several sponsorship opportunities available, and all sponsors will be recognized during the dinner, in print materials, on our website and in the AFE Bulletin, which reaches more than 10,000 industry members.

  • Table Host – $2,500, receive a full table (8 seats) – priority placement
  • Entertainment – $2,000, receive 6 seats
  • Table Sponsor – $1,500, receive a half table (4 seats)
  • Printing Sponsor – $1,250, receive 3 seats
  • Wine Sponsor – $1,000, receive 2 seats
  • Dinner Supporter – $500+, receive 1 seat

Thank you to those who have already signed up to be a sponsor!

Reception Sponsor:

  • Teleflora

Entertainment Sponsor:

  • FTD, Inc.

Young Professional Council (YPC) Table Sponsor

  • Asocolflores

Table Hosts:

  • Accent Decor, Inc.
  • Asocolflores
  • BloomNet
  • Delaware Valley Floral Group
  • DWF Wholesale Florist
  • FTD, Inc.
  • Garcia Group
  • Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits
  • Kennicott Brothers Company
  • Libbey
  • Mayesh Wholesale Florist
  • Multi Packaging Solutions
  • Pete Garcia Company
  • Smithers-Oasis
  • Syndicate Sales, Inc.
  • Teleflora
  • The Queen’s Flowers Corp.

Printing Sponsors:

  • American Florists’ Exchange (co-sponsor)
  • DESIGN MASTER color tool, inc.
  • San Francisco Flower Mart LLC (co-sponsor)
  • Sole Farms

Wine Sponsors:

  • Billy Heroman’s
  • East Jordan Plastics, Inc.
  • Fresca Farms, LLC
  • GEMS Group, Inc.
  • Holland America Flowers LLC
  • Ocean View Flowers
  • Strange’s Florists, Greenhouses & Garden Centers
  • The Roy Houff Company
  • United Fresh

Special Thanks to
Equiflor/Rio Roses
for providing the
roses for our dinner!



Click here for photos
from last year’s dinner.

Table Sponsors:

  • Armellini Express Lines, Inc.
  • Ball Horticultural Company
  • Chrysal
  • Continental Flowers
  • Golden Flowers
  • Mellano & Company
  • Pennock Company
  • Royal Flowers
  • Royer’s Flowers & Gifts
  • Sakata
  • Tagawa Greenhouses

Event Sponsors:

  • Baisch & Skinner, Inc.
  • Bill Doran Company
  • Bonide Products
  • burton + BURTON
  • Gainan’s Flowers
  • Griffin Greenhouse Supplies
  • Phillip’s Flowers & Gifts
  • Phoenix Flower Shops
  • The Sun Valley Group
  • The USA Bouquet Company
  • U.S. Greens Corporation
  • Winfield