AFE Fundraising & Recognition Dinner Announced

AFE will hold its 43rd Annual Fundraising & Recognition Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, during the Society of American Florist’s Annual Convention in Amelia Island, FL.

During the event, attendees will celebrate the industry successes made possible through AFE-funded programs and pay tribute to the donors who supported these programs.

“The Endowment continues to establish and administer great new initiatives to open new paths to support research, recruit the next generation of workers, and support educational programs for industry members,” said AFE Chairman and Vice President of Smithers-Oasis/FLORALIFE, Jim Daly. “Our fundraising dinner will show the importance of industry contributions and how they are used to continue these much-needed programs.”

Join with hundreds of industry members to come together and support programs that benefit the industry.

As AFE’s only major fundraising event of the year, dinner sponsorships will help offset the event’s costs, so more dollars can be used for funding programs.

Several sponsorship levels are availableand are open to both companies and individuals. Whether you are able to attend this special evening or not, you can support this event. Sign up before July 15th to be listed on the AFE website prior to the industry invitation! 

Due to the generosity of sponsors, AFE continues to be able to increase funding for important research, educational grants, and internship and scholarship opportunities, that create industry awareness and recruit young professionals to our industry.

Dinner Tickets and Sponsorship opportunities are available now!  

About AFE
The American Floral Endowment is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the floriculture and horticulture industry through funding research, educational grants, and scholarships. Since 1961, more than $16 million has been funded in research and educational projects, and more than $3 million has been funded in scholarships and internships designed to attract and retain the future leaders of the industry. To learn more about AFE or make a tax-deductible contribution, visit