THE UNA CHAPMAN COX FOUNDATION

It is with great sorrow that the Una Chapman Cox Foundation announces the death of Margo Branscomb on October 12, 2022. Margo served as a trustee of the Foundation since 2004, and as president of the Foundation since 2013, following in the footsteps of Una Chapman Cox and of her father, Harvie Branscomb, who assisted Mrs. Cox with the establishment of the Foundation in 1980. Throughout, Margo demonstrated an unwavering support for the U.S. Foreign Service and a passion for the work of the Foundation. Her vision and her leadership remain an inspiration to all who had the good fortune to work with her. She will be sorely missed.

MISSION

The Una Chapman Cox Foundation is dedicated to a strong professional U.S. Foreign Service. In collaboration with the Department of State and other program partners, it supports excellence in recruitment, professional development and public awareness. The Foundation serves this mission through programs that enhance the recruitment, professionalism and effectiveness of the U.S. Foreign Service, improve the well-being and retention of its best employees and their families, and increase public knowledge and understanding of the Foreign Service and its role in supporting U.S. interests.   EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

RECRUITMENT
RECRUITMENT
Innovative programs that attract those who will sustain a high quality, representative Foreign Service
PUBLIC AWARENESS
PUBLIC AWARENESS
Projects that educate the US public about the Foreign Service and build support for a globally competitive US diplomacy
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Projects for Foreign Service personnel and their dependents
SABBATICAL FELLOWSHIPS
SABBATICAL FELLOWSHIPS
Fellows help increase public awareness of and support for the Foreign Service

SPOTLIGHT

Sabbatical Leave Fellowships

Meet one of our 2020-2021 Fellows, Claire Smolik. Claire is spending her sabbatical year developing the “Foreign Service Families as Diplomats” exhibit. The exhibit will spotlight Foreign Service families, highlighting their contributions to American representation abroad and demystify the Foreign Service experience for the next generation of Officers.

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LEARN ABOUT DIPLOMACY

PODCASTS

American Acedemy Of DiplomacyWe’re proud to announce our partnership with AAD on two great podcasts: “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” and “American Diplomat: Real Stories Behind the News.” Through these podcasts, listeners get an inside look into what diplomacy is and what it looks like on the ground, straight from the diplomats and US agency officials that make it happen.

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OUR PARTNERS

  • US Department of State
  • American Acedemy Of Diplomacy
  • Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST)
  • American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF)
  • Forgeign Policy Association
  • IPSI
  • RAND
  • Stimson Center
  • To The Contrary
  • United States Global Leadership Coalition
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