We are excited to announce the 42nd Annual AFE Fundraising Dinner will be held on September 13, 2018, in Palm Springs, CA during the SAF convention.

This year’s theme, Shining Stars = Bright Futures, is a shout out to you, our Shining Stars, who help create Bright Futures for the floriculture industry.

During the event, we will highlight many of the industry successes made possible though AFE funded programs and pay tribute to the Shining Stars (you, our donors) who supported these programs.

AFE’s largest fundraising event of year brings industry members together to network, learn about programs and resources available through AFE, while raising money for future floriculture programs to advance the industry!

AFE research, grants, scholarships, and internship programs are only possible due to the ongoing support of industry members.  Join us as we report on significant advances, recognize donors reaching new giving levels, report on new programs and announce the new officers and directors.

Dinner Tickets, Sponsorship Opportunities & New Benefits!

Become a Sponsor or Purchase Your Dinner Ticket Today – Your support makes a real difference!

Sponsorships are open to both companies and individuals. Please note that whether you can attend this special evening or not, you can still be recognized for supporting AFE and its programs.

Help us reach our 2018 Fundraising Dinner Goal of $100,000!      

If you are a current or past sponsor of AFE and its programs, THANK YOU. Due to your generosity, we continue to be able to provide important research, both scientific and market, as well as internship and scholarship opportunities that create industry awareness and help educate young people all across the country.

If you are thinking about becoming an AFE sponsor for the first time, thank you in advance. We truly appreciate your consideration.   Sign up today……

Event Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor


Floral Sponsor

Special Thanks

Media Sponsors


Table Hosts




Wine Sponsors



  • Baisch & Skinner 
  • Bloomerang Solutions
  • Bonide 
  • Burton + Burton
  • David & Stacy Boulton
  • Continental Flowers
  • Gainan’s Floral and Greenhouses
  • Griffin
  • Leider Horticultural Company
  • Manatee Fruit Company
  • Phillips Flowers
  • Phoenix Flower Shops
  • Pugh’s Flowers
  • Stadium Flowers