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

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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  • I shop through www.goodshop.com to support the Senior Living Foundation. You can too! Click here to get started.
  • Donate now! The Senior Living Foundation needs your support. Click here to learn how you can help.
  • 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 Louis F. Blanchard

Mary Blanchard Davidson


In memory of Thomas I. Carolan, Jr.

Maria Carolan


In memory of C. Edward Dillery

Douglas and Evelyn Watson


In memory of Edward I. Donoghue

Frank Correl


In memory of Kathleen Duffy

Carol Duffy


In memory of Myles Frechette

Richard Hawkins


In memory of Townsend B. Friedman

Eli Friedman


In memory of Helen Blanchard Gansey

Mary Blanchard Davidson


In memory of Joseph Gardiano

Howard Sternberger


In memory of John Garney

James Lim


In memory of Coradino Gatti

Sandra Humphrey


In memory of Sandra Hartley

Douglas Hartley


In memory of Larry Ikels

Kendall Montgomery
Leon Weintraub

In memory of Charlie Jacobini

Dianne Jacobini


In memory of Darrell A. Jenks

Leonora Keeley


In memory of James R. Johnston

Elizabeth Schoeb


In memory of Paul Katz

Nga Katz


In memory of Eugene Klebenov

David Simcox


In memory of Hallock R. Lucius

Mary Lucius


In memory of Katheryn Matheron

James Prosser


In memory of David Morrison

Shirley Kane


In memory of Thomas O'Dell

Cary Kassebaum


In memory of Karl Spence Richardson

Sharon Richardson


In memory of William and Sara Rau

Mary Lucius


In memory of Shirley Rinker

Joseph Rinker


In memory of David and Donna Roberts

M. Diane Le Zotte


In memory of Anthony M. Santiano

Anthony Santiano


In memory of Howard B. Schaffer

Jon Gibney


In memory of Donald R. Schoeb

Elizabeth Schoeb


In memory of Josephine Shepherd

Carl Shepherd


In memory of John P. Shumate

Michael Durkee


In memory of Daniel Siglin

My-Zung Ngac-Siglin


In memory of Peter Synodis

M Gertrudis Synodis


In memory of Jane B. Thrope

Mary Blanchard Davidson


In memory of Donald Wehmeyer

Helen Douglass


In memory of John E. Wimberg

Rose Wimberg


In memory of John E. Wimberg

Rose Wimberg


In memory of Donald R. Woodward

Annette Woodward