For more than two decades, the Foundation (a 501c3) of the National Association of Landscape Professionals has been focused on supporting the education of future landscape industry professionals. Through the generous support of its donors, the Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in academic scholarships to college landscape and horticulture students.

Foundation Mission & Vision

Mission – Strengthening the landscape industry through education, scholarships, and research for the benefit of the nation’s green spaces.

Vision – The public understands the value of landscapes and the professionals that make them possible.

Foundation Board of Directors

 Marty Grunder
Grunder Landscaping Co.

 Teddy Russell, ASLA
President- Elect
Russell Landscape

 Frank Mariani
Immediate Past President
Mariani Landscape

 Will Pereira
Secretary Treasurer
Brightview Landscape Development

Stephen Ariens
Ariens Company

Steve Bromell
Pro Cutters Lawnscapes, Inc.

Dan Carrothers
FMC Corporation

Edward Castro
Ed Castro Landscape, Inc.

Paul Fraynd, Landscape Industry Certified
Sun Valley Landscaping

Bob Grover
Pacific Landscape Management

Michael Hommel
Designs By Sundown

Bob Jones
Ruppert Landscape

Chris Joyce
Joyce Landscaping

Joe Ketter

Miles Kuperus Jr.
Farmside Landscape & Design

Mark Schmidt
John Deere

Don Winsett
Davey Tree

Britt Wood
National Association of Landscape Professionals