The Marie Ackerman AIFD Fund has been established with an initial contribution from the South Central Regional Chapter in recognition of their former Chapter President. A former Trustee of the AIFD Foundation, Marie was instrumental, at a time when fundraising efforts leaped forward and strengthened the AIFD Foundation, with the campaign "March to a Million”. She was at her best when preparing, presenting, or publishing for the professional floral community. She was a leader within AIFD, her passion evident in each role she so well played. Her connection to those in this industry is reflected in each story told and in each life that she made better. Each contribution to the Marie Ackerman AIFD Fund will add to A Lifetime of Learning in memory of one whose life was dedicated to inspired education. May we join together to honor her in a way that is most meaningful.