DACOR offers three awards to recognize those who have made signification contributions to the Foreign Service, foreign affairs generally, and DACOR and the DACOR Bacon House Foundation.
DACOR awards the Foreign Service Cup each year on Foreign Affairs Day. The award goes to a retired FSO who had a distinguished Foreign Service career and has made significant post-retirement contributions to the broad field encompassed by the term "foreign affairs." It is DACOR's highest honor.
|2020||Thomas M. Tracy|
|2019||Jacques Paul Klein|
H. Allen Holmes
Thomas E. McNamara
Kenton W. Keith
Ronald E. Neumann
Rozanne L. Ridgway
J. Stapleton Roy
Edward W. Gnehm, Jr.
Alexander F. Watson
Joseph H. Melrose
Robert H. Miller
William P. Stedman, Jr.
William D. Calderhead
Willard De Pree
Frank C. Carlucci, III
William C. Harrop
Thomas D. Boyatt
L. Bruce Laingen
Charles Stuart Kennedy, Jr.
Andrew I. Killgore
This award is given at the discretion of the DACOR president in recognition of a member who has made exceptional contributions to the organization and the DACOR Bacon House Foundation.
|2021||Raymond C. Ewing, Thomas F. Johnson and Lange Schermerhorn|
Paul M. Cleveland, Richard K. McKee and Edward M. Rowell
John G. Kormann and Lewis M. (Jack) White
Alan Lukens and Daniel A. O'Donohue
William D. Calderhead
Claude Anthony Gordon Ross
The Eleanor Dodson Tragen Award honors a spouse, family member, domestic partner or member of household, who has effectively advocated and promoted rights, programs, services and benefits for Foreign Service families in the tradition of the AAFSW and its members, as did the late Mrs. Eleanor Tragen.
For her tireless work as chair of post's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility committee to ensure that DEIA principles are incorporated in everything that Embassy Cotonou does. In particular, for effectively persuading embassy personnel and decision-makers in Washington that addressing Eligible Family Member (EFM) employment inequities and pay gaps is a critical part of promoting DEIA principles thorughout the Department and for changing the conervations thorughout the AF bureau, as well as at post, resulting in significant improvements in professional opportunities and inclusion at the Embassy for EFMs.
For her innovative and timely efforts to help Mission Brazil address issues of racism and social injustice following the 2020 protests that heightened awareness of these problems in Brazil and in the United States. In particular, for creating embRACE, a group of roughly 40 U.S. direct hires and local staff at Consulate General São Paulo dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion which became such a force for positive change that it inspired likeminded chapters across Mission Brazil, for putting social justice and racial equity at the center of Mission Brazil’s work, improving the quality of life for hundreds of State Department employees and their families and for making an enduring impact on one of the most important social issues of our age.
Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen
For her tireless advocacy for family member rights, benefits and services. In particular, for her effective efforts toward finding a sound solution to the hiring freeze imposed on EFMs in 2017, for spearheading AAFSW's successful application to be considered a recognized Employee Organization by the Department of State; and for conceiving and implementing AAFSW's "Twice Exceptional" Merit Scholarships to reward special needs students.
For developing numerous groundbreaking initiatives that were ahead of their time, including three long-term projects -- the AAFSW website, the Livelines e-mail group, and the Realities of Foreign Service Life book series -- which continue to positively impact Foreign Service family members and employees every single day, over 15 years after their creation.
For providing vital information via articles, books and social media and co-founding the innovative online resource the Foreign Service Hub.
Kelly Bembry Midura
Ann La Porta