AFE Surpasses 2022 Campaign Goal – Funding the Future of Floriculture

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 16th through June 30th, 2022, AFE’s Board of Trustees and Staff connected with the floral industry through a virtual fundraising campaign to increase annual support for our critical research, education, and other floriculture programs setting a goal of $100,000. Over the month and a half, $146,850 was raised from over 80 donors and sponsors. Take a look at full the sponsor list here. 

This tremendous effort would not have been possible without the involvement of the floral industry. We are incredibly grateful for the support of all committed sponsors and donors. Sponsors of the 2022 campaign have impacted the industry by supporting vital research, scholarships & internships to recruit tomorrow’s leaders, and educational grants to provide learning opportunities to all industry members – ensuring that the industry continues to grow and advance. You have helped build a stronger future full of flowers!

Supporters of this sponsorship-based campaign are directly aiding the industry by investing in the future. Contributions to AFE help the industry face new challenges and ensure that all of our programs can continue to meet growing demands. Funding to AFE goes directly back to the industry it serves.

This entirely virtual campaign took the place of our annual fundraising dinner, allowing us to expand fundraising capacity beyond industry event attendees and further raise awareness for our impactful industry programs. However, we will be holding a smaller donor recognition and networking event in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, September 6th, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in conjunction with the SAF 2022 Annual Convention to celebrate the support that the Endowment has received over the years.

The Funding the Future of Floriculture Event and AFE Reception is a two-hour event scheduled just before the SAF Welcoming Reception. Join for the announcement of our new Sustainability Project, special recognition of our incredible sponsors and supporters, and an industry networking reception. The event and reception are open to all SAF Convention attendees and local industry members at no cost. Let AFE know you are planning to join – RSVP on the SAF registration form or email

We are incredibly grateful for the support of all committed sponsors, donors, and supporters. Thank you for funding the future of floriculture with us!

Thank You to Our 2022 Funding the Future of Floriculture Sponsors!

See Full List of Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Garcia Group Logo


Mayesh Logo


Syndicate Sales Logo


Platinum Sponsors


Armellini Logo

DWF Logo


Smithers-Oasis Floralife


Tagawa Logo


Gold Sponsors




Los Angeles Flower MarketNorthern Trust



Silver Sponsors

Billy Heroman's Logo


Flower Shop Network Logo



BioWorks Logo



Holland America Flowers


McNamara Florist




Bronze Sponsors

Burton + Burton
Cactus Flower Florists
Candle Artisans, Inc.
Conner Park Florist
Dr. John Dole
Flowers By George, Inc.
San Francisco Flower Market
Laura & Larry Shinall
Stadium Flowers
Sunlet Nursery, Inc.


Copper Sponsors

Arcadia Flowers & Gifts
Arizona Family Florist

Dr. Jim Faust
Francis Biddle International
Grand Central Floral
GravityFree Studios
Dwight & Dawn Larimer
Mayfield Florist
Terril & Cathy Nell
North Creek Nurseries
Norton’s Flowers & Gifts
Patterson’s Flowers, Inc.
Penny’s By Plaza Flowers
Phillip’s Flowers & Interior Plants
PJs Flowers & Events
Pyramid Flowers, Inc.
Reliant Ribbon
Southern California Flower Market
Vanessa’s Flowers
Viviano Flower Shop
Walter Knoll Florist
Zeidler Floral Company, Inc.