SFS 100

SFS Celebrates 100

SFS was founded in 1919—exactly 100 years ago—to prepare our emerging nation to engage on the global stage. And what a success it has been, preparing future leaders to make the world safer, more equitable, more prosperous, and more peaceful. Our centennial celebration will reengage us with our history and mission, connect our community, and allow us to plan for an equally influential second century. Please join us as we look back with pride and look forward with hope.

Centennial Campaign

As SFS enters its second century at a time of unprecedented global uncertainty, we are once again called to prepare a new generation for foreign service—in new ways that reflect the challenges ahead.

We invite you to learn about our strategic priorities and how to support them.

Centennial Gala

Photo by Phil Roeder

Calling all SFS Alumni, Faculty, Parents, and Students—

The SFS Centennial Gala will take place on Saturday evening, November 16, 2019 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Information about a full weekend of activities, including availability of tickets to the Gala, will be posted soon. But set aside this date to celebrate SFS turning 100!

Centennial Honors

As part of our centennial celebration, SFS will be celebrating a group of alumni who embody the values that have animated our school for a century. We are inviting everyone to nominate living alumni for these honors—particularly alumni who accomplishments and impact on the world are not universally known.

Learn more