Janus Global Operations, an international stability operations company, served as an ambassador-level sponsor of the Diplomatic Security Foundation’s 2018 fundraiser. The Diplomatic Security Foundation (DSF) provides financial support for U.S. diplomatic security team members, including those serving as guards at U.S. diplomatic missions and local law enforcement officers, when they are killed or injured while protecting U.S. diplomats or facilities.
The 28th Diplomatic Security Foundation golf tournament fundraiser, named for tournament founder Mike Considine, took place on June 4th, 2018 at The Golf Club at Lansdowne Resort, Lansdowne, Va. Last year’s event raised more than $200,000 for grants and scholarships for diplomatic security team members in need.
Janus Global, an integrated stability operations company that supports commercial and governmental clients worldwide, almost always works in support of or in coordination with the diplomatic security personnel who protect Americans who serve abroad.
“Our understanding of the challenges and dangers faced by our nation’s Diplomatic Security Service motivates us to participate in this important event,” said Matt Kaye, Janus Global’s president and chief executive officer. “We’re honored to play a role in this fundraiser because of who is served and how they are helped by the DSF.”
The DSF’s website says, “the Diplomatic Security Foundation (DSF) provides timely financial support and charitable contributions to members, and their immediate family, of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security and colleagues in the law enforcement and US foreign affairs community.”
“The Diplomatic Security Foundation is exceptionally grateful for Janus Global’s very generous donation in 2018, and for the corporation’s encouragement and many years of support. Janus’ sponsorship is especially important for our charity,” said Cliff Flowers, DSF board president.
Grants and scholarships go both to U.S. diplomatic security team members and local nationals, as well as local law enforcement personnel who safeguard U.S. personnel and interests around the world. For example, these were the latest grants issued by the DSF through March 1, 2018:
- $2,500: $2,000 to the family of a local guard assigned to the U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya, who was shot and killed on his way to work. He leaves behind his wife and three young children. $500 to a local guard who was injured in the same attack.
- $5,000 to a Sudanese Police Officer attached to the U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan who was severely injured during a knife attack at the embassy.
- $6,500 to the family of a local guard at the U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji who died of a heart attack at work. Only 47 years old, he leaves behind a wife and seven children.
DSF’s services include survivor payments; memorial service contributions; trust and scholarship fund contributions for Diplomatic Security Service members killed in the line of duty; medical costs, disaster losses, and other unexpected needs; a scholarship program for students in college or who are college-bound; and more. The DSF’s website is www.dsfoundation.org.
Janus Global Operations is an integrated stability operations company with thousands of employees serving clients in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Janus’ services include munitions response; demining; IED remediation; intelligence support; logistics; life support; risk management; communications; and other services in some of the world’s most challenging and hostile environments. Janus is a portfolio company of DC Capital Partners. The company’s website is www.janusgo.com.
DC Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia focused on making control investments in middle market, U.S.-based, Government Services and Engineering & Construction Services businesses. Learn more at www.dccapitalpartners.com.