It is with much pleasure that we marked the 30th anniversary of the Texas Floral Endowment (TFE) in 2021. Now, TFE has supported the floral industry in Texas for 33 years and counting! 

The wisdom and vision of TFE's founders made it possible to foster education and cultivate future generations of floral industry professionals. Through it all, TFE has been 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. TFE thanks those partners, the TFE grant recipients, and most importantly, each of you who have contributed to the Endowment's growth and success over the last three decades.

One of TFE's greatest honors was to receive $250,000 from the Herman Meinders Foundation, which prepared a path for TSFA's high school student floral certification. What an unbelievable gift Meinders 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

TFE is approved by the IRS as a charitable organization with a 501 (c)(3) rating. It 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.

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

Mission Statement

The Texas Floral Endowment’s purpose is to encourage, support and promote career opportunities in the floral industry through the support of public and high school education by providing financial resources through charitable contributions.

TFE Board of Directors

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

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

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

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

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

Dianna Nordman

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

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