Cindy Hanauer
Cindy Hanauer's Fundraiser

60th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign

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

$200 towards $6,000

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)! Thanks to our generous community, we have reached our initial goal of $60,000 in the first 30 days!

As you may know, I currently serve on the American Floral Endowment Board of Trustees.

Whether you're an industry friend, a personal friend or a business associate, I'd like to ask for your help in contributing to the AFE in honor of its 60th anniversary. As their mission states, 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. And as a longtime supporter of the Endowment, it's my honor to help raise funds for an industry that has allowed me to bring nature's best products to thousands of consumers over the past 40+ years.

I know I can count on YOU to help us spread flower power across the globe-from seed to consumer!

Thank you for anything you can give!

Your all important, greatly appreciated sponsorship will go a long way towards helping me meet my personal goal of $6,000!

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 of us!) 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.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me or AFE's Manager of Communications & Outreach, Karin Krause, at