Why I Give

I support the Senior Living Foundation of the Foreign Service to honor my colleagues and thank them for their service to our Nation. Much of my own Foreign Service career involved caring for private American citizens abroad. I feel we can do no less for our own friends and colleagues and I am humbled to be part of the Foundation's great work to address their needs. Please join us!

Ambassador Maura Harty

The Foreign Service has been my family- close friends, colleagues under fire, and partners in life's adventures. That camaraderie is what excites me about the Senior Living Foundation - established by colleagues to support those of our Service who have special needs late in life. They served before us and need our help now. The Foundation keeps the spirit and camaraderie of our Service alive as it reaches out with care and concern to those who went before us.

Ambassador Edward 'Skip' Gnehm

I still remember the day that I received the dreaded phone call that my mother had suffered a stroke and would no longer be able to live at home. Not knowing where to turn, I called the Senior Living Foundation. They were quick to provide comfort and wise guidance on options to consider and information on trusted service providers to contact. When I started to support the Senior Living Foundation years ago, little did I know how vital they would become to providing support and care for a family member.

Ambassador Charles A. Ford

It is indeed an honor and a pleasure to serve on the SLF board. Still relatively unknown to the wider Foreign Service community, the SLF makes a significant impact on several lives. Our grants, and the wise counsel of the staff have on some cases made a life altering difference in the lives of those who turn to us for help. It is heartening that we can "give back" to some with whom we have served.

Ambassador Sharon Wilkinson

How to Give

Shop with AmazonSmile

For all you Amazon purchases, use https://smile.amazon.com, and designate the Senior Living Foundation of the American Foreign Service as your charity of choice. You must go to the AmazonSmile site each time for SLF to receive a donation equivalent to 0.5% of your purchase.

Search with Good Search

Complete a free registration with www.goodsearch.com. Designate the Senior Living Foundation as your charity of choice. Then, you will donate to the Senior Living Foundation through your everyday Internet searches. The Foundation receives a contribution every time you complete a search.

Shop with Good Shop

Create an account on www.goodshop.com. Make the Senior Living Foundation your preferred charity. Then, you will donate to the Senior Living Foundation through your Internet shopping. Goodshop works with more than 5,000 stores to provide the best deals and coupons. These top stores donate up to 20% of your purchase directly back to the Senior Living Foundation.

Spread the Word

Copy and paste the following messages to your favorite social media site:

  • I donate to the Senior Living Foundation and you can too! Click here here to find out how to get involved.
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  • Make the world a better place. The Senior Living Foundation needs your ongoing support. Click here to learn more and repost this message for others to get involved too. 

Give the Gift of a Donation

Have a special occasion coming up? A birthday? An anniversary? Ask your friends and family to give to the Senior Living Foundation instead of a gift. This is a great way to use your special occasion to help those in need.

Create an Ongoing Legacy

Create a legacy that will continue to support the Senior Living Foundation for years to come through your planned giving. Your plans today can help secure the future for many others. Contact us at 202-887-8170 to discuss how you can give to the Foundation. You can also click here  (PDF) to learn about our Legacy Action Group.

Memorial Donations and Donors

Memorial donations are alphabetized by the name of the honoree; the donor's name is listed thereafter. We update our memorial donations list quarterly. If you have made a memorial donation and do not see your name listed below, please contact us.

In memory of Shackford Pitcher, Andrew Sens, and Gunther Rosinus

Paul Panaccione

In memory of Gary Bisson

Nancy Tumavick

In memory of William Bowdler

Harry Shlaudeman

In memory of William G. Bradford

Joanne Bradford

In memory of Elvira Ellie Brown

Carroll Brown

In memory of Norma Jean Calderhead

Evelyn Siemens

In memory of Thomas I. Carolan, Jr.

Maria Carolan

In memory of Antonio Certosimo

Emma Certosimo

In memory of Arjun R. Chakrawarti

Peter T. Higgins

In memory of Richard T. Davies

Thresia Martino

In memory of Enola Dawkins Bell

Naomi Edwards

In memory of Peter Jon De Vos

Nancy De Vos

In memory of Edward I. Donoghue

Frank Correl

In memory of William Doolittle

Lena Holguin

In memory of Craig Dunkley

Frederick Brown

In memory of John K. Emmerson

Donald Emmerson

In memory of Patrick E. Fitzgerald

Melissa Fitzgerald

In memory of Robert and Mary Forrester

Betty Sheridan

In memory of Myles Frechette

Richard and Patricia Hawkins

In memory of Robert E. Fritts

Betsy Anderson

In memory of Joseph Gardiano

Howard Sternberger

In memory of John Garney

James Lim

In memory of Coradino Gatti

Sandra Humphrey

In memory of Maria F. Gutierrez

Lino Gutierrez

In memory of Norm and Virginia Hanley

Laurie Hanley

In memory of Arthur Hanrehan

Patricia Hanrehan

In memory of Jack Harrod

David Monk

In memory of Sandra Hartley

Douglas Hartley

In memory of Howard G. Hicks Jr.

Camilla Hicks

In memory of Marilyn Holmes

Patricia Mallon

In memory of Flora Dawn Hussey

Robert Hussey

In memory of Larry Ikels

Kendall Montgomery
Leon Weintraub
Morton and Anna Dworken
Jerome Hoganson

In memory of Larry Ikels

James and Anne Williams

In memory of Charlie Jacobini

Dianne Jacobini

In memory of Janice E. Jarek

Albert Jarek

In memory of Darrell A. Jenks

Leonora Keeley

In memory of Matthew P. Jennings

Monika Jennings

In memory of Paul Katz

Nga Katz

In memory of Prabhi G. Kavaler

Howard Kavaler

In memory of Maureen King

Richard King

In memory of Jean Kinney

James S. C. Lim

In memory of Eugene Klebenov

David Simcox

In memory of Doris Krys

Sheldon Krys

In memory of Walter F. Leathers

Dudley Sims

In memory of Samuel S. H. Lee

Barbara Billick

In memory of Arthur C. Lillig

Renata Lillig

In memory of Hallock R. Lucius

Mary Lucius

In memory of Herbert S. Malin

Ian and Barbara Malin

In memory of Edward Masters

Allene Masters

In memory of Katherine Matheron

James and Mary Prosser

In memory of Robert Miller

Frederick Brown

In memory of Bert C. Moore

Marjorie Moore

In memory of Ralph Nider

Jane Tannenbaum

In memory of Albert W. Noonan Jr.

Anne Noonan

In memory of Clyde G. Nora

William Butler

In memory of Donald and Patricia B. Norland

Angela Dickey

In memory of Jan Nowak

Marek Walicki

In memory of Theresa Owen

Douglas Owen

In memory of Sheila Platt

Frank Wisner

In memory of Robert Lee Pugh

Thelma Pugh

In memory of William E. and Sara Rau

Mary Lucius

In memory of Karl Spence Richardson

Sharon Richardson

In memory of Shirley Rinker

Joseph Rinker

In memory of David A. & Donna Roberts

M. Diane Le Zotte

In memory of Irwin Rubenstein

Estelle Rubenstein

In memory of Howard H. Russell Jr.

Catherine Russell

In memory of William R. Salisbury

Robert Tynes

In memory of Howard B. Schaeffer

Jon Gibney

In memory of Ginny Schrenk

Marjorie Moore

In memory of William C. Sherman

Robert Mac Callum

In memory of John P. Shumate

Michael Durkee

In memory of Daniel J. Siglin

My-Zung Ngac-Siglin

In memory of Marvin F. Smith

Anne Smith

In memory of Joan Veronica Smith

Sallybeth Bumbrey

In memory of Mr. & Mrs. George Sommers

Frank Lomanno

In memory of William Stedman

John Bushnell

In memory of Galen L. Stone, ll

Elizabeth Barnett

In memory of David Strawman

Frank Smith

In memory of Peter Synodis

M Gertrudis Synodis

In memory of Terence Todman

Ruth Davis

In memory of Oliver L.Troxel

Marguerite Troxel

In memory of Donald Wehmeyer

Helen Douglass

In memory of Charles and Harriet Whitaker

Andrea Baumann

In memory of John E. Wimberg

Rose Wimberg

In memory of Donald R. Woodward

Annette Woodward