The Foreign Service Journal, September 2008

S E P T EMB E R 2 0 0 8 / F OR E I GN S E R V I C E J OU R N A L 73 EdithRoseman, who are bothdeceased— was like a daughter to them. GeorgeNew- man joined the Foreign Service in 1951 at the urging of Alvin Roseman. The New- mans’ overseas posts included Manila, London, Seoul, Saigon and Bangkok. During her high school years, Ms. Bayless lived with the Newmans inMan- ila while her parents were posted toCam- bodia. She remembers that they deeply cared about helping and nurturing young people and fondly recalls the Newmans’ looking after many children at post. Even in the last days of his life, Mr. Newman told Ms. Bayless that he wanted to make sure Foreign Service youth “were going to be taken care of.” Mr. Newman was cremated, and his ashes will be scattered around the world as Ms. Bayless travels. Those interested inapplying for a schol- arshipor donating to theAFSAScholarship Program may contact AFSA Scholarship Director Lori Dec at (202) 944-5504 or, or visit the AFSA Web site at o O n June 24, AFSA donated $37,500 to theFederal EmployeeEducation and Assistance Fund’s Diplomatic Fund toprovide college scholarships for the sevenyoung childrenwho lost adiplomatic parent to terrorismbetween1998and2003. Five of those children come from Foreign Service families. AFSA’s donation was matcheddollar-for-dollar byFEEA, result- ing ina total donationof $75,000 that kicks offafundraisingdrivebyFEEAandtheState Department. FEEAis anonprofitorganizationfound- ed in1986. Its current activities includepro- viding scholarships for the children of fed- eral employees killed inthe1995Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 terrorist attack on thePentagon. After the 1998bombings at the U.S. embassies in East Africa, FEEA established a special Diplomatic Fund to cover the college costs of childrenwho lost a parent in those attacks. For more infor- mation, go to . FEEA has now started a Fallen Diplomats Campaign to raise $750,000 in private donations to provide full college scholarships to the sevenchildren incollege (or not yet entered) who lost a diplomatic parent to terrorismbetween1998and2003. Ifthisfundraisinggoalisreached,thenFEEA hopes to extend eligibility to children who may lose a parent to terrorist acts while on diplomatic missions in the future. Sadly, such an ongoing fund will likely be neces- sary. Upon learningof this fundraising effort, AFSA’s Governing Board unanimously agreed to make a one-time donation of $37,500 taken from the AFSA Scholarship Fund’s endowment principal. While this donationwill slightly reduce the funds avail- able for AFSA’s own annual merit- and financial need-based scholarships, the impact will be more than offset by new donations that the Scholarship Fund has received this year. On June 24, AFSA President John Naland presented a check for $37,500 to DirectorGeneral of the ForeignService and Director of Human Resources Harry K. Thomas Jr., at a ceremony in front of the AFSAMemorial Plaques. FEEADirector of Field Operations Robyn L. Kehoe pre- sented FEEA’s matching $37,500 check. Guests of honor were Mr. Milton Green and his son Zach Green, surviving family members of Barbara Green and her daughter Kristen Wormsley, who were killed by terrorists in Islamabad onMarch 7, 2002. This$75,000totaldonationincreasedthe Diplomatic Fundbalance toapproximate- ly $325,000, which is $425,000 short of the fundraising goal. AFSAencourages active- duty and retired Foreign Servicemembers tocontribute to this extraordinarilyworthy cause. Donations are alsowelcomed from groups suchas ForeignService retiree asso- ciations, A-100 and specialist orientation classes, Senior Seminar alumni groups, ad hoc groups at employees at post, private foundations and other foreign affairs- relatedorganizations. All donationswill be matched dollar-for-dollar by FEEA, thus doubling the impact of each individual donation. Donations are tax-deductible andmay be made by sending a check payable to “FEEA–Fallen Diplomats” to: FEEA– Fallen Diplomats Campaign, 8441 W. Bowles Avenue, Suite 200, Littleton CO 80123-9501; bymakinga credit-carddona- tion by phone to FEEA at (800) 323-4140, or (303) 933-7580; or bymaking anonline credit-card donation on FEEA’s Web site at: eralEmployeeEducationand/OnlineDonatio n.html. o A F S A N E W S Newman • Continued from page 69 FALLEN DIPLOMATS SCHOLARSHIP CAMPAIGN AFSA Donates $37,500 to Scholarship Fund AFSA presents donation to the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund. From left: AFSA President John Naland, Zach Green, Director General Harry K. Thomas Jr., Milton Green and FEEA’s Robyn Kehoe. AUSTIN TRACY JOHN MAMONE Janet Bayless presenting Newman Trust donation to AFSA. From left: Chairman of AFSA Committee on Education Amb. C. Edward Dillery, Scholarship Director Lori Dec, Treasurer Andrew Winter, Bayless, AFSA President John Naland and Amb. Thomas Boyatt.