The Richard T. Krajczar Humanitarian Award

This annual award is given in recognition of Dr. Richard T. Krajczar, the longest serving Executive Director of EARCOS.






The Richard T. Krajczar Humanitarian Award

Dr. Richard T. Krajczar's commitment to international education was unparalleled and equaled only by his genuine love for friends, colleagues and the students served across the EARCOS region.

Caring for others was not just Dr. K’s passion but raison d’etre. His support of those who provided sustenance and care for the less fortunate was among his most endearing traits. To that end, the EARCOS Board of Trustees has established the Richard T. Krajczar Humanitarian Award to recognize, each year, the work of one not-for-profit organization with a proven record of philanthropy in the East Asia/Pacific Region.

The Annual Award Includes:

1. US$ 10,000, distributed in equal portions over two consecutive years, to support the selected organization’s initiatives
2. An engraved plaque
3. Complimentary R/T air fare and hotel accommodation for the EARCOS Leadership Conference where the financial award and plaque will be presented to a representative of the organization.
4. Hotel and meals for the duration of the conference

Selection Criteria

1. No later than June 1, candidate organizations will submit an application to the Dr. Edward E. Greene, Executive Director of EARCOS ( and the Review Committee. The application will provide:

  1. A description and history of the organization’s focus and initiatives
  2. A narrative detailing the impact of the organization’s efforts to date
  3. Photographs and brief testimonials related to the organization’s work
  4. An assessment of the need for additional support and what that support is expected to provide
  5. Information about the working relationship, if any, between the organization and a Service Club of one or more of the EARCOS member schools.
  6. Current sources and levels of funding and an explanation of how the funds, if awarded, would be used
  7. A copy of the organization’s charter or Articles of Association

2. The Award Committee will include:

  1. The Executive Director of EARCOS
  2. The Treasurer of the EARCOS Board of Trustees
  3. A second member of the EARCOS Board of Trustees
  4. The Community Service Coordinator of an EARCOS member school
  5. A member of the Krajczar family

By June 15, the committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees whose decision will be final.


Winner of the 2023 Richard Krajczar Humanitarian Award, Purple Community Fund(PFC) in collaboration with St. Joseph's Institution International.

Winner of the 2022 Richard Krajczar Humanitarian Award, EJAAD-The Afghan Project in collaboration with Osaka International School.

Winner of the 2021 Richard Krajczar Humanitarian Award, Banya Literacy Centre in collaboration with United World College Thailand. Saint Euphrasia BanYa Literacy Centre is a learning center for 180 Burmese migrant children. Providing lessons in Burmese, English and Thai, Saint Euphrasia BanYa Literacy Centre aims to provide the students a stable environment where they are able to access learning opportunities, healthy lifestyles and key skills for the future.

Winner of 2020 Richard Krajczar Humanitarian Award, The HUG PROJECT in conjunction with the Civil Service Commission of the United States Consulate General and its network Provide training and knowledge '' on self-defense and online threats. And anti-human trafficking ”to the students of Anusarn Sunthorn Through a teacher who is a sign language interpreter It creates a lot of fun for children.

Remembering Dr. K

Dr. Richard Thomas Krajczar
November 23, 1943 - February 19, 2019

Richard T. Krajczar has held the position of Executive Director of the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) for 23 years and served in a dual role as Executive Director of the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) and EARCOS for four years during this more than two decades of service to the international education community.

Dr. Krajczar, better known as "Dr. K" to the EARCOS family of schools, received his BA and MA at the University of Wyoming and his Ed.D. from the University of Florida. Prior to assuming the helm of EARCOS, Dr. K. held director and head of school positions at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, American Community School, Amman, Jordan and Damascus Community School, Syria. He began his international career in 1972 as the K-12 principal at the American International School of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Dr. K. and Sherry, his wife of 49 years, have two children, Morgan and Josh, and two grandchildren, Areya and Troy from Morgan. Josh and Morgan are both international educators.

Message of Condolences (click here)
Watch the Requiem Mass to honor the memory of Dr. Richard Krajczar (click here)
Remembering Dr. K at the Annual EARCOS Spring Heads Retreat 2019 (click here)
Richard Krajczar's Legacy at American Community School Amman (click here)