Fallen Diplomat Scholarship Fund
On August 7, 1998, suicide bombers simultaneously detonated explosives outside of the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaan. The attacks killed an estimated 223 people—including 12 Americans—and wounded approximately 4,085 others.
As a tribute to the sacrifice made by these Americans, the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) established the Diplomatic Fund to provide financial assistance for children of fallen diplomatic parents. Through the some three dozen partnerships with member organizations, unions and federal agencies, FEEA is the only non-profit organization devoted solely to helping civilian federal and postal employees through special programs like the Diplomatic Fund.
I really hope that all Americans, but particularly active and retired Foreign Service members, will join AFSA in donating to this extraordinarily worthy cause. These fallen diplomats are truly American heroes in a war that has no borders. Their children have lost a parent under uniquely tragic circumstances. Those children should not also lose the opportunity to attend the college of their choice.
- AFSA President John Naland
In 2012, Compass Rose Charities proudly donated $14,620 to the Fallen Diplomat Scholarship Fund to assist with educational expenses for several children of diplomats killed in the line of duty.
CIA Officers Memorial Foundation
Since its founding in 1947, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has served as our nation’s first line of defense whose mission has been to accomplish what others cannot accomplish and go where others cannot go. For over 65 years, the dedicated men and women of the CIA have served America in times of peace and war, confronting those looking to harm our country, and alerting the President and national leaders to dangers and opportunities overseas.
Afghanistan, November 25, 2001: On November 25, 2011, CIA officer Johnny Micheal Spann was the first American killed in action after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.
Today, Mike Spann is survived by his wife Shannon and three young children.
To honor Mike Spann’s devotion to his country and that of the 78 officers who perished in the line of duty before him, former CIA Director Richard Helms established the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation in December 2001. In May 2006, the Foundation expanded its mission to provide educational support to spouses and children of CIA officers killed in the line of duty or as a result of an accident, illness, or other causes.
Created in 2004, Operation Purple camp offers a free week of summer fun to military children and their parents who have been, are currently, or will be deployed. The goal of this “purple” or JOINT program is to provide military children with different tools for dealing with the stresses of a parent’s deployment. Operation Purple camp is open to military children of all ranks and services: active and reserve components—and give priority to children whose parents are in a deployment phase.
Compass Rose Charities proudly donated $1,500 to support several military children’s attendance to the Operation Purple summer camp in 2012.
With your support, we can help even more children attend this special camp and receive the necessary tools to help them prepare for their parent’s upcoming deployment.
“Being outdoors in such an incredible environment can lessen the stress we face in our everyday lives.”
“The whole weekend made me reflect on good and not so good things about our family. It made me think of areas to improve on and realize areas that we’re great at.”
- Diplomatic Fund: Donated $14,620 to the Diplomatic Fund to support families of fallen diplomats.
- National Security Agency’s Family Action Board is a private charitiable organization that supports NSA families – CRC donated $1,500 to the NSA/FAB.
- Companions For Heroes (C4H): In addition to donating $3,250 in support of training for 5 shelter dogs and any equipment needed by veterans with PTSD, CRC donated $85,000 in October ’12 as a result of our generous vendors and 3rd Annual Golf Tournament attendees!!
- National Military Family Association: Donated $1,500 to help three military children attend one week of Operation Purple summer camp.
- The remaining funds will be put towards any applications for assistance that CRC receives.