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:

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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 Norman Achilles

Raymond C. Ewing
Richard D. Major
Cameron H. Sanders, Jr.

In memory of Dwight R. Ambach

Betsy Ambach


In memory of George Barbis

Sol Polansky


In memory of Richard C. Barkley

Rosalind Poynter


In memory of W. Tapley Bennett, Jr.

Mary Patton Sarros


In memory of Harry E. Bergold

Karlene K. Bergold
Joan L. Urban

In memory of Louis F. Blanchard

Mary M. Blanchard Davidson


In memory of Helen Blanchard Garnsey

Mary M. Blanchard Davidson


In memory of Ruth Bongard

Bonita G. Harris


In memory of Ridha Bouaziz

Joan McKniff


In memory of William G. Bradford

Joanne E. Bradford


In memory of Ellie Brown

George C. Nettles


In memory of Elvira Brown

Carol Brown
Anthony DiMiceli
Anna M. Musorafite

In memory of Karin Brown-Cuadrado

Joeseph F. Cuadrado III


In memory of Ruth A. Burns

Robert L. Burns


In memory of Dave Collins

Traci Theissen


In memory of Shirley L. Crawford

Patricia M. Hubof


In memory of Richard H. Curtiss

Christopher W. S. Ross


In memory of Halvor O. Ekern

Margaret T. Ekern


In memory of Jim Gavigan

Paul D. Panaccione


In memory of Donald Y. Gilmore

Norma K. Gilmore


In memory of Harry Gilmore

Theodore Nist


In memory of Sarah Martin Glenn

Marjorie Moore


In memory of Barbara Ann Gregory

Robert A. Sandberg


In memory of William Harbin

Kim Ly Harbin


In memory of Louis C Herbert

Robert L. Kinnell


In memory of Raul Holguin

William H. Doolittle


In memory of Dorothy J. Irving

Frederick Irving


In memory of Darrell A. Jenks

Thelma C. Jenks


In memory of Barbara Johnson

Deloris D. Smith


In memory of Lowell Kilday

Roy J. Apel


In memory of Hallock R. Lucius

Mary W. Lucius


In memory of Catherine Maher

Catherine Maher


In memory of Leona Marti

Marianne Marti Smith


In memory of Edward Masters

Allene R. Masters


In memory of Donald Matthias

Elissabeth Matthias


In memory of Ruby McGee

Marjorie Moore


In memory of John Mermel

Barbara J. Harrick
Donna L. Schloss

In memory of Robert B. Oakley

Edward G. Abington Jr.
George C. Nettles

In memory of Joseph Patrick O'Neill

David F. Bratt Pfotenhauer


In memory of David T. Paton

Peter T. Higgins


In memory of Genevieve M. Pitkin

Rosalind Poynter


In memory of Charles H. Price II

Alice C. Hogan


In memory of Honora Rankine-Galloway

Gerald P. Rankine-Galloway


In memory of Oscar A. Reynolds

Jeffrey Reynolds


In memory of David Roberts

Barbara J. Harrick


In memory of Millicent Rogers

Kenneth N. Rogers


In memory of Mary A. Ryan

Eloise K. Shouse


In memory of Betty Sartorius

Barbara J. Harrick


In memory of Kenneth John Scales

Sally A. Sandberg


In memory of Roger Schrader

Nancy C. Anderson


In memory of Joseph Segars

Sarah Gelber


In memory of John W. Simmonds

Alice C. Hogan


In memory of Margarert Sledz

Thomas J. Miller


In memory of Robert F. Slutz Jr.

Pamela J. Slutz


In memory of Susan P. Smith

Donna L. Schloss


In memory of Theodore Wilkinson

William T. Breer
Dale Dean
Raymond C. Ewing
Judith A. Henderson

In memory of Theodore Wilkinson

Paul Hertelendy
George B. High
Mary Ann Karas
Roger Kirk

In memory of Theodore Wilkinson

Joan Levitsky
Alan W. Lukens
Thomas J. Miller
John Naland

In memory of Theodore Wilkinson

George C. Nettles
Ricardo Puggina
Cameron H. Sanders Jr.

In memory of Jane Woolfley

George C. Nettles