AFS is proud to announce the launch of the AFS A. Piatt Andrew Endowment Fund to honor the legacy of A. Piatt Andrew, the founder of the American Field Service (AFS). The fund will benefit the AFS mission today: Foster intercultural understanding for a more just and peaceful world. The Fund is established thanks to the generous support of A. Piatt Andrew’s descendants. 

The annual distributions from the Fund will be applied where the funds are needed most, such as supporting volunteerism in AFS and helping AFS advance activities that meet its mission of providing intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.

Inspector General A. Piatt Andrew and Assistant Inspector General Stephen Galatti at the AFS headquarters in Paris, France. 1917. Photograph by H.C. Ellis. Courtesy of the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs (AFS Archives.) This photograph cannot be reproduced outside the guidelines of United States Fair Use (17 U.S.C., Section 107) without advance permission from the AFS Archives.

“We are incredibly grateful to A. Piatt Andrew’s descendants for establishing this Fund. Their donations will help ensure AFS continues the mission of our founders, by bringing communities together across cultural divides and other differences,” said Daniel Obst, President and CEO of AFS Intercultural Programs. 

We welcome contributions to the AFS A. Piatt Andrew Endowment Fund online or via mail. Contact Milena Miladinovic to discover ways to support AFS or to learn more about AFS today.