Expanding opportunities for community service by active Foreign Service personnel and their families.
Supporting Community Service and Charities at U.S. Diplomatic Missions Abroad. Expanding opportunities for community service by active Foreign Service personnel and their families.
The J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust is a charitable fund established in the memory of J. Kirby Simon, an FSO who died in 1995 while serving in Taiwan.
The Trust is committed to expanding the opportunities for community service, professional fulfillment, and personal well-being of FSOs and Specialists and their families. See photos and read about the impact of the grants here on our photo page.
We have completed our grant cycle for 2022 and the list of grantees is available above. Should you have any questions about the Trust, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The 2023 grant cycle will open early next year.
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The Trust has been funded with contributions from Kirby Simon’s colleagues, friends, relatives, and other persons interested in the purposes of the Trust. The trustees are present or former members of the Foreign Service, State Department community, and Kirby Simon’s parents.
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Claire Simon (founder), Liisa Ecola, Kathleen Sheehan, Dana Francis, Ellen Hughes, George Kent, Gregory Milne, Courtney Nemroff, Colette Marcellin, Dan Morris, Abigail Stricoff, Mikkela Thompson, and Amy Yenkin.
In February 2022 we mourned the passing of John G. Simon, who along with his wife Claire founded the Kirby Simon Trust. John was our guiding light for many years and turned grief into a meaningful contribution to the Foreign Service and hundreds of volunteer projects all over the world. The trustees miss him fondly and seek to continue the Trust as his legacy.
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