Second Century Campaign

2015 Messner Challenge

Your gift will go twice as far. All contributions received by December 31st will be matched dollar for dollar!


Welcome to the home of the AFS-USA Second Century Campaign!

In celebration of the Centennial of our founding organization, the American Field Service, we’ve launched this campaign to ensure that our critical work will grow and sustain in excellence for the next 100 years.

AFS-USA is pleased to present you with an opportunity to help change lives, and in doing so, change the world through your support of the Campaign.

Whether you are making a first-time gift or an additional gift during this milestone year, the Second Century Campaign is a way to ensure that your gift will have an immediate impact on the organization’s future.

The mission and work of AFS is as important today as it was back in 1914 when the American Field Service was established, and our presence is a testament to our mission’s continuing relevance and our ability to endure through decades.

Your gift to the Second Century Campaign will be used as philanthropic capital to support the future of AFS-USA at this critical time as the organization repositions itself with new programs and initiatives to ensure that AFS remains as relevant tomorrow as it is today.

Jenny K. Messner
Chair, AFS-USA Second Century Campaign
AFS Returnee, US to Brazil, 1970-71

Campaign Resources

Second Century Campaign Brochure

View the Campaign Brochure to learn about the history of AFS and see pictures from the AFS Archives.


Campaign Case Statement

Read the Campaign Case Statement to learn more about AFS-USA's new strategic direction and how you can make a difference by supporting the Second Century Campaign.