AMERICAN FLORAL ENDOWMENT

Funding Generations of Progress Through Research and Scholarships

Alexandria, VA   |  www.endowment.org

Mission

THE AMERICAN FLORAL ENDOWMENT IS A NOT FOR PROFIT CORPORATION THAT RAISES AND PRUDENTLY INVESTS ITS FUNDS TO SUPPORT PRODUCTION AND MARKET RESEARCH AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS TO BENEFIT THE FLORICULTURE INDUSTRY.

Ruling year info

1966

Executive Director

Debi Chedester

Main address

625 First Street, PMB 803

Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

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EIN

23-6268380

NTEE code info

Professional Societies & Associations (C03)

Professional Societies, Associations (U03)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The American Floral Endowment funds research, educational grants, scholarship and internships for the floral industry. These programs find solutions to industry challenges and provide opportunities for students interested in careers in the floral industry.Through scientific research, improvements to floral longevity, and consumer preferences through breeding and genetics can be improved.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

AFE programs aim to promote and advance the floral industry through research, scholarships, internship and grants. These program support healthier and longer lasting flowers and plants, and bringing qualified professionals to our industry.

Through industry-wide participation, AFE can increase funding for floriculture research advancing our industry and increase the level of scholarships and internships provided for the next generation of industry leaders.

AFE is constantly communicating and education members of the floral industry on the importance of supporting programs to promote the floral industry. Only through continued education and communications will more industry members participate in these programs and provide support to further these programs.

Through past AFE support, internship and scholarship programs have grown, there are more scholarships available and overall support of AFE has increased. The floral industry supports AFE and these programs that benefit all segments of the industry from growers, wholesalers, retailers, importers and allied trade organizations.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AMERICAN FLORAL ENDOWMENT

Board of directors
as of 5/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dwight Larimer

DESIGN MASTER color tool, inc.

Term: 2016 - 2018

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes