PLANET, the Professional Landcare Network, has added three companies to its PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) ambassadors.
Each of the following companies pledged $25,000 to the Foundation, which awards scholarships to students who are enrolled in landscape contracting and/or horticulture programs at two-year or four-year colleges and universities.
- James River Grounds Management, Glen Allen, Virginia
- Jeffrey Scott and Corine Koornhof, Jeffrey Scott Consulting, Trumbull, Connecticut
- Pacific Landscape Management, Hillsboro, Oregon
- Fullmer’s Landscaping, Dayton, Ohio (through the OLNA/ AEF State Association Partnership)
The organization is halfway through its five-year campaign to raise the fund balance from $2 million to $5 million. To date, the group has grown to $3.7 million.