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Your Investment in Research Pays Dividends

Science and technology keep moving forward. Sometimes, we may not realize how scientific and technological advancements guide our daily lives and benefit floriculture businesses. The amazingly rapid response of medical researchers to develop COVID-19 vaccines shows...

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.

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AFE Celebrates 60 Years of Providing For the Floral Future

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is excited to announce the celebration of its 60th anniversary in 2021. AFE is the leading charitable organization supporting floral and horticulture advances and growth through scientific research, scholarship and internship...

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Memorial Tribute Established in Memory of Paul Daum

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) announces a new memorial tribute in memory of Paul Leonard Daum, who died on December 31st, 2020, at the age of 95. The $1,000 fund was established by the Fred C. Gloeckner Company, his friends and colleagues. Paul has been...

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‘BCAs are your little employees, treat them like that’

Dr. Mette Nielsen on how different aspects of greenhouse climates affect BCAs and the efficacy of IPM “Biological control agents can be seen as the grower’s little employees and just like people, there are things they need to enable them to work effectively.” This was...

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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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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 

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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.