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2022 Fundraising Campaign

Held Virtually Between Monday, May 16th – Thursday, June 30th

Become a Sponsor by June 30th
All donations to AFE are fully tax-deductible.

In an effort to continue to increase annual support for important research, education, and other floriculture programs, AFE is once again conducting a virtual fundraising campaign. Our new format of virtual campaigns has allowed us to expand our fundraising capacity beyond industry event attendees and further raise awareness for our impactful industry programs.

Look ahead with us, as AFE shares innovative research on new advances, scholarships and internships for the next generation of leaders, grants to enable the continued education of all industry members, and more.

Our new logo, established and approved as a part of our new Strategic Plan for 2022-2025, touts the overall goal/tagline of Funding the Future of Floriculture, which we have chosen as our theme for this year’s campaign as we envision and provide for a future full of flowers.

Your donation to AFE helps increase funding to support:

  • Research to produce healthier, longer-lasting flowers and plants
  • Scholarships and Internships to recruit tomorrow’s leaders and provide 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.

2022 Campaign in the News:
Press Release: AFE’s 2022 Fundraising Campaign

Our 2022 Fundraising Campaign features many Sponsorship Opportunities. We hope you will become a Sponsor to support our important work. Our virtual campaign runs only through June 30th, but recognition continues throughout the year. Please sign up TODAY!

Become a Sponsor by June 30th
All donations to AFE are fully tax-deductible.

Important Note: Those interested in a Diamond Sponsorship will note that the Diamond level includes an event sponsorship exclusive to that tier. At the SAF Annual Convention, we will be hosting “The Future of Floriculture & AFE Reception. This networking event will be held on Tuesday, September 6, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., just prior to the SAF Welcoming Reception. Our event will include special recognition of our incredible sponsors and supporters over the last few years, an update on AFE’s new programs and resources, and networking opportunities to jumpstart the evening. This event is open to all SAF Convention attendees at no cost, as a way for us to introduce AFE to the many new industry members that attend. Diamond Sponsors will be highlighted at this event as “Event Sponsors,” have placement on signage, and the opportunity to provide printed table materials.

If you aren’t able to participate as a sponsor, we still welcome contributions of any size to support our efforts and will consider you a Friend of the Endowment. Every dollar counts!

If you would like to mail a check, you can download and print the sponsorship form here. On behalf of the AFE Trustees and staff, thank you for your continued support of the work we do. It is only through industry support that we are able to continue to serve our floral community.

Our dedicated Board of Trustees and Staff will be contacting floral industry organizations and individuals to support our annual fundraising campaign.

Remember, the campaign only runs through June 30th, so please sign up early! Of course, donations to AFE can be made at any time and are tax-deductible.

And…Be sure to assign your donation to one of our Trustees or Staff. They are divided into Teams this year and are a competitive bunch!

Thank you for your consideration and support. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at or 703-838-5211.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors


Mayesh Logo



Platinum Sponsors





Gold Sponsors

Armellini Logo


Silver Sponsors

BioWorks Logo




Bronze Sponsors

Flowers By George Inc.


Copper Sponsors

Norton’s Flowers & Gifts
Vanessa’s Flowers