Debi Chedester

Debi Chedester's Fundraiser

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60th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign

Join me in supporting a stronger, more sustainable floral industry for generations to come.

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

$11,800 towards $12,000

New Goal - $100,000 in 60 Days GraphicJoin Us! Become a Sponsor!

Support another 60 years of programs, research, and resources provided by the American Floral Endowment (AFE)!

This year I celebrate 13 years as the Executive Director of the American Floral Endowment. As a longtime supporter of the Endowment and in honor of its 60th anniversary, I am asking for you to join me in contributing to AFE!

For the second year in a row, AFE's annual fundraising event will be held virtually in order to assure the safety and health of our floral community. As a Board, our shared goal for this virtual non-event is to raise $100,000 in 60 days! (Monday, June 14th to Friday, August 13th). Thanks to our generous community, we have reached our initial goal of $60,000 in the first 30 days!

Your all-important, greatly appreciated sponsorship will go a long way towards helping us meet our goal of $100,000!

For 60 years, AFE has been supporting the industry; let's help them continue for another 60! Your donation to AFE helps increase funding to support:

  • Research to produce healthier, longer-lasting flowers and plants boosting profits for everyone.
  • Scholarships and Internships to recruit tomorrow’s leaders and provide hands-on training for the next generation.
  • Educational Grants to provide learning opportunities for all industry members.
  • AFE Career Center - a new industry resource to help you recruit and retain top talent. Check it out!

Commemorative T-shirt

Please review the Sponsorship Levels below and join me in supporting sustainable growth for the floral industry! Sponsorship Benefits include promotional opportunities, featured job postings on AFE's Career Center, commemorative t-shirts, water bottles, and recognition on AFE's social media and newsletters. If you aren't able to participate as a sponsor, please support AFE at the $60 level and receive the Anniversary T-shirt!

One last thing, if you have received multiple requests for our 60 Days to Raise $100,000, we apologize. Our entire Board of Trustees (all 18) and staff are participating and we are a competitive bunch!

Click Here for the Printable Form or simply sign up using the donation box located on this page.

Sponsorship Tiers

Friends of Floral LogoNEW THIS YEAR! Recurring donor recognition - Join the Friends of Floral as a sustaining donor! Set up your gift as a recurring donation and you will be listed on AFE's primary donor page and given VIP donor treatment with extra giveaways.