Frankie Shelton AIFD Scholarship Fund


The AIFD Foundation is elated to announce a scholarship fund has been created to honor the dedication of Frankie Shelton AIFD to the floral industry and students.

The fund will officially be vested when it has reached the required $25,000 level. At that time, interest earned from the account will be used to fund student scholarships for undergraduates in junior colleges, colleges, and universities pursuing courses directly related to retail floriculture with specific emphasis on floral design as a profession. Additionally, Symposium Scholarships may be awarded to eligible applicants that apply for financial assistance to attend their first Symposium. 

Donations are needed to assist with growing the Frankie Shelton AIFD fund to it’s vested amount. Please download a donation form, or contact the AIFD Foundation office.

Michi Burrell AIFD Endowed Fund


It is our pleasure to announce the establishment of a Michi Burrell AIFD Endowed Fund as a named fund within the AIFD Foundation. This will be a lasting way to remember and honor Michi Burrell AIFD. Inducted into AIFD in 1980 she was a Life Member and highly respected by many. Her design talent and incredible creativity were unmatched as was the glow she emanated that surrounded all whom were honored to call her friend. To support this fund please download a donation form, or contact the AIFD Foundation office.

The AIFD Foundation appreciates your consideration to help support this fund.

Thomas Powell AIFD Memorial Fund

Flowers and Friends


The AIFD Foundation is establishing the Tom Powell AIFD Memorial Fund. His partner, David Hope AIFD, together with floral industry friends, have written this tribute - highlighting his career, his childhood tales and his jokes. Friends contributed their own personal stories about Tom.

This "book" is available for a $50 contribution to the Tom Powell AIFD Memorial Fund. To support the Tom Powell AIFD Memorial Fund and receive a copy of Tom Powell, please download a donation form and submit to the AIFD Foundation office. 


Joe Smith AIFD Endowed Fund


The AIFD Foundation is proud to announce that a fund in memory of Joe Smith AIFD has been initiated. Joe will be long remembered for his Southern Style, his generous support of AIFD presenting numerous AIFD Symposium programs always sharing his words of advice to "Just Make It Pretty". To do so please visit the AIFD Foundation secure web site, click on the "Donate Here" button and select the Joe Smith AIFD Endowed Fund.


2016 Symposium Student Sponsorship 

The 2016 AIFD National Symposium will be here before we know it and we need your help in assuring that our students from our SAIFD Chapters will be sponsored to help with their expenses to Denver! Download a Student Sponsorship donation form and thank you for making a difference in the life of a student! 

Regional Chapter Funds

Each year chapters can award Student Scholarships and Symposium Scholarship to applicants from their region. Support students and designers from YOUR area by donating to your region's chapter fund! Download a donation form and make sure your tax deductible donation is designated to a specific chapter.