Legal Defense Fund


In October 2007 AFSA created a legal defense fund to provide financial assistance to members in cases involving issues of significant institutional importance to the Foreign Service. The AFSA Governing Board named the fund after Richard C. Scissors, a retired Foreign Service officer and beloved AFSA colleague who passed away in September of 2007. As of September 2011, AFSA has received over $60,000 in contributions from nearly 1,000 donations.  We thank all those who have contributed so generously to the fund. 

For those of you who wish to make a donation, please make your check out to "Richard C. Scissors Legal Defense Fund at AFSA" and mail it to:  

Richard C. Scissors Legal Defense Fund
American Foreign Service Association
PO Box 98026
Washington, DC 20090-8026

At present, your contributions are not tax deductible.