About Us 

Texas Floral Endowment: About Us

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:

  • Developing well qualified trained help.
  • The need for education is vital for the industry to advance.
  • The need for increased consumer awareness is more evident that ever before.

TFE Board of Directors

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

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

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

Keith Taylor
Taylor Wholesale Florist
1601 W 21st St
Houston, TX 77008-1506

Pat Shirley-Becker, AIFD TMFA
Northwest Hills Florist - Davenport
8008 Osborne
Austin, TX 78729-8067

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

Gayle Johnson, AAF, TMFA
G. Johnson's Floral Images
6560 Fannin St Ste 230
Houston, TX 77030-2727

Lary's Florist, Inc.
315 S Friendswood Dr
Friendswood, TX 77546-3903