Support Our Mission


DACOR’s mission is to bring foreign affairs professionals together in support of diplomacy, the Foreign Service, the public’s understanding of diplomacy, and the preservation of the historic DACOR Bacon House. Please support our mission through a tax-deductible contribution to the DACOR Bacon House Foundation. 

The DACOR Bacon House Preservation Fund


The DACOR Bacon House Preservation Fund exists to secure the House’s role as a beacon for diplomacy and statesmanship for generations to come.

A 200-year old house requires many essential tasks every year for the preservation, maintenance, and modernization of both the inside and outside. DACOR members feel that this fund is critical to the future of the organization.

Tax deductible contributions support the long-term needs of the House’s physical structure and are a critical part of our memberships’ stewardship responsibilities. It is most important that DACOR increase the savings in this fund to build for the future needs of the House and in order to protect the DACOR Bacon House in perpetuity.

The many ways you can give to the DACOR Bacon House Foundation are outlined below. Please contact Director of Development Jared Hughes at or 202.682.0500 x23 for further information or to make your donation to the DBHF.


Ways to Give


You can make a onetime donation or set up a recurring gift online through Network for Good. You are also able to designate how your contribution should be used. Click here to donate via Network For Good.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, DACOR has established an Emergency Fund to help cover salary and benefits for staff members during these difficult times. We will thrive and prosper again, but we can only do this by keeping our dedicated employees and their families receiving income and remaining connected to our beautiful and historic House. Donations are made to the DACOR Bacon House Foundation and are tax-deductible. You can donate by sending a check with Emergency Fund on the memo line or by donating online through Network for Good and choosing the Emergency Fund designation option:

This is our major fundraising campaign. In the late fall, DACOR sends our members details on why and how to give to the Annual Fund. All donations are tax deductible. You can always give anytime during the year by sending a check to the DACOR Bacon House Foundation. You can also give to the Annual Fund online through Network for Good:

The DACOR Bacon House Foundation gratefully accepts gifts through bequests - for those members who are interested in including us in their will or as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement fund. By doing so, you will become a member of the DACOR Legacy Society. Visit DACOR Legacy Society for more information.

DACOR accepts donations in memory of lost loved ones and colleagues. All donations are acknowledged in the monthly Bulletin, providing a tribute to the departed.

Please visit Scholarships and Fellowships for more information on donating to the Education Fund and leaving bequests for education purposes.

This scholarship fund is a fitting tribute to Sherry Barndollar Rock, who was a long term and beloved Executive Director at DACOR. At the request of her family and at the direction of Sherry, we have set up a Scholarship Fund in her name. Sherry put a tremendous value on education in the foreign affairs field. All donations to the Fund are tax-deductible. Donations may be made by check or online through Network for Good and choosing the Barndollar Rock Scholarship designation option:

DACOR accepts gifts of furnishings, rugs, memorabilia, art and artifacts that are appropriate for the DACOR Bacon House. While many items are kept for use or display in the House, others may be sold at auction with the proceeds supporting the House Preservation Fund.

If you are 70½ or older, the IRA rollover is a great way to make a gift to DACOR Bacon House Foundation. There are a few things that we want to share with you about how this tax benefit works. Making a "charitable IRA rollover" is simple. Your plan administrator, at your request, transfers all or part of an IRA’s required minimum distribution to a 501(c)3.

The IRS will not treat this as taxable income. You can make a charitable gift using pre-tax IRA assets rather than taking a distribution that would require you to pay income taxes and then use your after-tax assets to make your charitable contributions.

The transfer cannot exceed $100,000, but the amount you choose will count towards your required annual IRA minimum withdrawal amount.

These kinds of gifts may also result in state income tax savings.

To take advantage of this, you need to arrange a direct transfer to an eligible charity (DACOR Bacon House Foundation) by the end of the calendar year.

Sample letters to assist you are easily accessed by clicking here.

Last year, several our largest year-end donations came to DACOR this way and we would be more than pleased to keep up the tradition! Thank you for your continuing support.

DACOR and the DACOR Bacon House Foundation welcome the donation of stock, which can have significant tax advantages for you, the donor. To make a donation of stock, simply contact your broker and instruct them as to the stock you would like to transfer and the number of shares. Then provide them with our account information as described below. Please note that donations to the DACOR Bacon House Foundation are tax-deductible; DACOR, Inc. donations are not tax-deductible.

  House Preservation FundDACOR Bacon House DACOR, Inc. 
Broker Merrill Lynch Merrill Lynch Merrill Lynch 
DTC Number 5198 5198 5198 
Account Number 5TL-02388 5TL-02305 5TL-02298 
Account NameHouse Preservation Fund DACOR Bacon House Foundation DACOR, Inc. 

For assistance in transferring stock, please contact:

Jared Hughes
Director of Development
1801 F St., NW
Washington, DC 20006
202.682.0500 x 23


Winship Ross
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Financial Advisor
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3 Bethesda Metro Center, suite 100
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-215-4445
Fax: 301-710-5075
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