About the Education Foundation
The AFA Education Foundation (AFAEF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, brings educational opportunities into reach for people in the fence industry. Scholarships are given to highly deserving candidates enrolled in a college or trade school. These are industry peers, who are either employed in the fence, deck and railing industry, or the child of a current industry employee.
Recipients are chosen based solely on need and qualifications. Applicants do not have to be AFA members to qualify.
All donations are 100% tax deductible.
Raising the Bar to 250k
Reaching a $250k benchmark enables greater impact on the students and families in our industry. It allows AFAEF to apply for matching funds from corporate and private foundations, including the Gates Foundation and many others. The Education Foundation is challenging chapters to give $5,000 and companies to give $1,000. See the lists below of those who have donated, join them in the biggest AFAEF fundraiser in history!
Scholarships & Donations
Scholarships are funded through donations and proceeds from AFA fundraisers and are awarded at FENCETECH each year. Scholarship recipients have achieved a “B” grade point average or better in the previous three years of schooling and have performed a minimum of 40 hours of community service.
For any questions please call AFA at 800-822-4342 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AFA Education Foundation has awarded 52 scholarships and our current 2017 recipients are as follows:
Danielle Christiansen Jenks, OK Maridi Folsom Mica, WA Saxon Hartman Butler, PA Haley Jones Greer, SC Collin Lockard Eolia, MO Rebecca Sewald Albuquerque, NM John Thompson Peculiar, MO
Join those who have accepted the challenge and have generously given in 2016.
Garden State Chapter: $10,000 Mid-Atlantic Chapter: $7,000 Memphis Tri-State Chapter: $6,500 Indiana/Kentucky Chapter: $5,000 Gulf South Chapter: $3,000 Greater Chicago Chapter: $1,500 Midwest Chapter: $1,500 Memphis Tri-State Chapter: $1,500 Midwest Chapter: $1,500 Northern Ohio Chapter: $1,000 Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter: $1,000 Wisconsin/Northern Illinois Chapter: $500
Join those who have accepted the challenge and have generously given $1,000 or more in 2016:
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville West Memphis Fence Chamberlain LiftMaster Doorking, Inc. Poly Vinyl Creations, Inc. Unlimited Fence Services, LLC Security Contractor Services Milestone Fence Co. (fka: Calpro Fence Co., Inc.) Texas Fence Association Past Presidents Conference
Board of Directors
Susan E. Colson
Security Fence, Inc.
1491 S. Jefferson Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38506-5565
Phone: 931-526-3603 | Fax: 931-526-5379
Jamie R. Turrentine
Southwest Fence & Deck, Inc.
4823 Dozier Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75010
Phone: 972-492-1370 | Fax: 972-394-7361
Town & Country Fence Company
613 First Street
Pierce, CO 80650
Milestone Fence Co.
13399 McKinley Hwy.
Mishawaka, IN 46545
David Gregg, CAGOI
Unlimited Fence Services, LLC
9540 Garland Road Suite 381-315
Dallas, TX 75218