Dear Industry Friends,
I’m pleased to greet you as you travel through the American Floral Endowment’s (AFE's) Web site, and learn about AFE and great work done on behalf of the industry.
As the AFE mission states, AFE is an independent non-profit 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.
- has funded more than $14 million in research and scholarships over its first 50 years.
- protects the floral industry by funding research to solve scientific challenges posed by disease, pests, and other environmental issues.
- funds scholarships and internships that help educate the next generation of floral industry leaders.
- invests donations prudently with only generated dividends used to fund research and scholarships - each donation to AFE continues to give.
Please be sure to visit the research and scholarship pages of the website, and read first hand how AFE's internships and scholarship have made a difference to students pursuing a career in the industry. Read about scientific advances and accomplishments from AFE's funded research, and how many of the procedures in place today are direct results from research that has been funded by AFE.
AFE funded research and scholarships benefit the entire industry, from the growers all the way to the consumer. I invite you to join with others floriculture leaders to strengthen the industry and become an AFE donor.
Chairman, American Floral Endowment