TFSG, founded in 1994, is a group of 40 people who have spent time outside of America with America's Foreign Service, academia, or business, or as an accompanying family member.
The Foreign Service Group - Texas is supported by member contributions and by donations to the speaker programs.
Dues: $30 per person for three years or $12 per year
TFSG does not solicit donations but does accept contributions toward the speaker programs.
There are three organizations that support the Foreign Service in one way or another. TFSG members are encouraged to consider contributing to one or more of these organizations.
1. The Fund for American Diplomacy (FAD) is a tax-exempt organization that supports the promotion of the Foreign Service. 49% of gifts made to this fund through TFSG are returned to TFSG to support our speaker programs. FAD supports a variety of public programs to raise awareness of the importance of diplomacy and the U.S. Foreign Service. FAD activities also show how U.S. diplomacy helps America's national security and economic prosperity. FAD programs are aimed not only at the Foreign Service but also the general public, students, and business community. The FAD webpage can be found here: http://www.afsa.org/fad/index.cfm. Fund for American Diplomacy, c/o AFSA, 2101 E St NW, Washington DC 20037; phone 202-338-4045.
3. The Foreign Service National (FSN) Emergency Relief Fund is run by the U.S. Department of State to enable the Department to respond to crises affecting locally employed staff overseas, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Contributions to the FSN Emergency Relief Fund may be made electronically by e-mailing your name, mailing address, credit card number and expiration date, and amount to be deducted to: