Distinguished Service Awards

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was established by the American Home Economics Association (AHEA) Foundation in 1979 as a living tribute to members of AHEA (now AAFCS) to recognize superior achievements in family and consumer sciences, outstanding contributions to the family and consumer sciences profession, and sustained association leadership at both state and national levels. A list of prior recipients can be found here.

DSA Honorary Fund and Book of Letters Reminder
Honor our DSA recipients Joanne S. Cavis, CFCS-Retired and Lois Lewis, CFCS, CPFFE by donating to the 2024 DSA Honorary Fund today. The Fund supports AAFCS strategic priorities: Advocacy and Collaboration; Education and Recognition; and Research and Innovation. You can make your gift on the AAFCS website by clicking on the membership drop down, and clicking on Distinguished Service Awards or click here.

Congratulate our 2024 DSA recipients by sending in your congratulatory letters and notes to awards@aafcs.org or mail them to the office (1410 King Street, 2nd Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314) by May 10. 

Joanne S. Cavis, CFCS - Retired - Georgia

Lois Lewis, CFCS, CPFFE - Minnesota

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Award Application will open Summer of 2024
Guidelines are subject to change