The AFPD Foundation was established in 1999 as the philanthropic arm of AFPD "The Voice of Independent Retailers" and is dedicated to providing scholarships and promoting education through the food and petroleum industry. The AFPD Foundation also participates in industry research and other projects to better the food, beverage, and petroleum retail industry.
Academic Scholarship Program
Each year the AFPD Foundation awards $1,000 or $1,500 academic scholarships to extraordinary and deserving students from Michigan and Ohio who will or are attending an accredited public and private college or university. We are very proud of and thankful to our sponsors and constituents, who have continued to give generously to this important program. You truly make a difference, and together we help to improve our youth’s chances at success.
Since its inception, your contributions have permitted the AFPD Foundation to distribute over $600,000 in scholarship funds to the employees and family members of AFPD member businesses, their customers, and youth who are in need.
The AFPD Foundation hosts a scholarship luncheon each year. We have named this special event the Joseph D. Sarafa luncheon in honor of the contributions of AFPD's former long-serving president, Joe Sarafa, under whose administration and inspiration the AFPD Foundation was created.
To learn more about our Foundation scholarship program, click here.
AFPD Foundation – Making A Difference
In addition to the Scholarship Program, the AFPD Foundation has engaged in other important causes.
We encourage AFPD members to volunteer their time and resources to sponsored AFPD Foundation programs as an extension of your involvement in our community.
Please support AFPD Foundation, Inc.
We are grateful for donations made by AFPD members and friends. You can help through financial contributions, AFPD Foundation fundraising activities, and volunteering your services to the Foundation’s education, charitable, and humanitarian projects. Check should be made out to AFPD Foundation, Inc. | 5779 West Maple Road | West Bloomfield, MI 48322 | Tel: 248.671.9600
AFPD Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible.