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60th Anniversary

Throughout the year, we will be celebrating the past, present, and future of the Endowment. Highlighting our successes over the decades and those that helped us get there.

Preparing for Valentine’s Week 2021

How Do I Love Thee? Let’s Me Count the Dollars! Indeed, we’re all reciting love sonnets to the success of Valentine's Week 2021, as 2020 has dulled so many financial arrows! In 2020, Valentine’s Day fell on a Friday, and in 2021, Valentine’s Day will move to the end...

Successful Poinsettia Packing, Shipping, and Handling

Preparing Your Poinsettias for Shipping and Retail Display Begins at Bract Color It is hard to believe that the first poinsettias will be shipped to retail stores in just 4–5 weeks and shipments will continue until near December 20. Life becomes hectic in poinsettia...

AFE Awards $38,500 in Scholarships

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COVID-19 FAQs and Safety Guidelines for the Floral Industry

The Coronavirus hit the floral industry very hard this spring at a time that usually has high sales and profits. In the first few weeks of this pandemic, floral sales plummeted. We were concerned not only about the survival of businesses but for the health and safety...

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Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Consider a year-end gift to the floral industry this holiday season. By making a donation to AFE, you are supporting the continued success of our industry through programs and resources aimed at solving challenges and promoting opportunities in floriculture.  [button...

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Preparing for Valentine’s Week 2021

How Do I Love Thee? Let’s Me Count the Dollars! Indeed, we’re all reciting love sonnets to the success of Valentine's Week 2021, as 2020 has dulled so many financial arrows! In 2020, Valentine’s Day fell on a Friday, and in 2021, Valentine’s Day will move to the end...

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Why Support AFE – A History of Giving

Read About Lee Phillip Bell and Be Inspired When William and Lee Phillip Bell created their popular daytime drama, “The Bold and the Beautiful,” presumably they sought a name that would lure potential viewers. Unintentionally they selected one that perfectly describes...

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AFE’s Giving Tuesday 2020

Giving Tuesday is a "global generosity movement" that encourages people around the world to do good. Every act of generosity counts! This year, Giving Tuesday falls on December 1st.  Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to...

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AFE’s 60th Anniversary

2021 marks AFE's 60th Anniversary! Throughout the year, we will be celebrating the past, present, and future of the Endowment. Highlighting our successes over the decades and those that helped us get there. For 60 years, and only through industry support, AFE has...

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New Mailing Address Announcement

We have changed our mailing address in an effort to receive mail more quickly and efficiently during these ever-shifting times. Please note AFE’s new mailing address below and forward all printed materials, checks, or other communications to this address:

 American Floral Endowment 
625 First Street, PMB 803      
Alexandria, VA  22314

Your support is very important to us! If you have mailed us a donation and have not received an acknowledgement letter or the shipment was returned to you, please reach out to us at (703) 838-5211 or afe@endowment.org. 

Preparing for Valentine’s Week 2021

How Do I Love Thee? Let’s Me Count the Dollars! Indeed, we’re all reciting love sonnets to the success of Valentine's Week 2021, as 2020 has dulled so many financial arrows! In 2020, Valentine’s Day fell on a Friday, and in 2021, Valentine’s Day will move to the end...

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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.