"The sacrifices of our service members and their families have helped to shape this great country that we have the privilege of living in," said Robert Apatoff, CEO of FTD Companies Inc. "That's why FTD is proud to be a part of this USO milestone anniversary and continue our support through sponsorship of the USO Gala, the USO Collection, and donations of beautiful, handcrafted arrangements."
FTD has worked with and supported the USO and its mission since 2011 through a multi-faceted campaign:
- The USO Collection - FTD annually donates to the USO 5 percent of the purchase price of bouquets purchased at https://www.ftd.com/category/product-uso?retry=1&markcode=552. The USO Collection features a variety of fresh, artist-designed bouquets with beautiful patriotic petals in red, white and blue.
- USO National Gala Floral Sponsorship - FTD is proud to be the floral sponsor of the USO Gala, the annual event that pays special tribute to men and women in uniform. FTD's lead floral designer, Andrea Ancel, created one-of-a-kind artistic floral centerpieces to sit atop the heroes' and attendees' tables.
- Financial Support - Following the gala, FTD delivered a $35,000 donation to the USO. FTD's generous donation will benefit the USO's 75th Anniversary Challenge Campaign. The campaign's goal is to raise $7.5 million in 2016.
- Ongoing Flower Donations - FTD provides flower donations to the USO Caregivers Conferences, Special Delivery Baby Showers and other USO events all year round.
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