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Wednesday, 14 June, 2017

SOC Proudly Sponsors 27th Annual DSF Mike Considine Charity Golf Outing

SOC LLC, a Day & Zimmermann (D&Z) company, proudly sponsored this year’s Diplomatic Security Foundation (DSF) charity golf event, which was started by Mike Considine in 1990. This year’s event took place on Monday, June 5th and raised more than $200,000 for DSF. These funds are used to provide grants to members of the world wide diplomatic security community during times of hardship or crisis.

In 2016, the event raised more than $190,000 for DSF and they gave over $89,000 in grants and scholarships to families in the diplomatic security community with a determined need. “It was a pleasure and honor to be able to support the DSF mission and contribute to their goals, as well as have the opportunity to continue our global mission with the Department of State,” stated Steve Selfridge, President, SOC.

About DSF

The Diplomatic Security Foundation (DSF) was founded in 1995 as a charitable, non-profit organization to provide financial assistance to Diplomatic Security* (U.S. Department of State) personnel as well as their foreign affairs/law enforcement counterparts both at home and abroad. DSF is specifically designed to provide monetary support (usually one-time grants) to persons or families that have some nexus to DS.  DSF has no membership, membership dues and does not sell products. DSF is a separate entity from the Diplomatic Security Special Agents Association (DSSAA). DSF operated under the name Diplomatic Security Special Agents Foundation until 2008.

DSF is a registered 501 (c) (3) charity, and all contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  The funds raised by DSF are utilized in a variety of ways including but not limited to:

  • survivor payments to family members of DS personnel, local guards and foreign police officers who lose their lives while performing duties associated with the protection of US facilities and personnel abroad.
  • contributions to local police officers/families from whom DS receives support, in event of death/serious illness.
  • contributions to trust/scholarship funds for families of DS personnel who are killed/die of illness while on duty.
  • contributions to cover unexpected needs (medical costs, natural disaster losses, etc).
  • a scholarship program for college-bound students. 


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