It is with much pleasure that we mark the 30th Anniversary of the Texas Floral Endowment. Now, 32 Years! The year of 2021 was a very prominent milestone for the endowment and we are so happy to be celebrating that once again. We look forward to 2023 and the exciting opportunities it will bring.

In the short 30 years the Texas Floral Endowment has been established it has played a positive role in the development of the floral industry in Texas. The wisdom and vision put forth by the initial members of the TFE built a foundation to foster and support many aspects of education as well as look at the challenges in cultivating the next generation. Through it all we have been so blessed to have an overwhelming friend and partner in TSFA. In fact, much of the Endowment's success has been built on just that, partnerships. We want to thank those partners as well as our grantees, board members, and mostly all of you that have contributed to our growth and success over the last 30 years.

One of Texas Floral Endowments greatest honors was to recently be awarded $250,000 from the Herman Meinders Foundation to set the path for the high school student floral education. What an unbelievable gift he has presented to TFE. Through his generosity, the gift he has trusted us with cultivate the next generation for many years in this industry he loves.

Please consider supporting the floral industry through a Texas Floral Endowment donation.

Gayle Johnson AAF TMFA
Texas Floral Endowment President

Texas Floral Endowment

The Texas Floral Endowment (TFE), approved by the IRS as a charitable organization with a 501 (c)(3) rating, is a nonprofit corporation established to fund educational opportunities, scholarship and consumer awareness events relevant to floriculture. Incorporated in 1991, all the investments made in the Endowment are tax deductible whether business or personal.

The Texas Floral Endowment's priorities are based on the industry's needs. The TFE Board of Directors has determined the following priorities:

TFE Board of Directors

Gayle Johnson, AAF, TMFA — President
23402 Verge Sims Dr.
Richmond, TX 77469

John Priest 
Priest International, Inc.
2633 Anjon Dr.
Dallas, TX 75220

Debbie Gordy, AAF AIFD TMFA
Compton's Florist
1031 S. Broadway St
La Porte, TX 77571-5327

Susan Weatherford
Southern Floral Company
1313 W. 20th Street
Houston, TX 77008-1639

Ken Freytag
Freytag's Northwest Florist
2211 W. Anderson Ln.
Austin, TX 78757

Jimmy Klepac, Jr. —Treasurer
Klepac Greenhouses, Inc.
PO Box 790
Blanco, TX 78606-0790

Lynn Lary McLean, AAF AIFD PFCI TMF — Emeritus
PO Box 1077
Frisco, TX 75034

Pat Berry — Secretary
Vickery Wholesale Greenhouse
4911 E. Grand Ave
Dallas, TX 75223-2209

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