Painting with a Twist, Glen Rock, New Jersey

Members of the DBE New Jersey General Montgomery Chapter “Painting with a Twist” Fundraiser. Whilst painting, the members enjoyed wine, nibbles and fun!

DBE Pennsylvania Gala Fundraiser

Members from the various DBE Pennsylvania chapters held this gala at the Jenkins Arboretum, Devon, PA. Members donated food for the afternoon tea/cocktail party and items for the Silent Auction and Raffle.

Afternoon Tea Fundraiser

DBE Kansas Members held an Afternoon Tea Fundraiser and local PBS TV Station Fundraiser. They also answered phones at a PBS fundraiser.

The British Home June Faire

Members of the DBE Westminster Chapter, California Inc. manning their chapter stall at the Annual joint fundraiser between DBE California Inc. and The British Home in Sierra Madre, California.

Carnival Cruise, Baja Peninsula, California/Mexico

DBE Western District Members and spouses enjoying a Carnival Cruise Fundraiser

42nd British Festival, Houston, Texas

DBE Texas Chapters sold various items at this very successful fundraiser.

Who We Are

DBE is your Grandmother, your Mother, your daughter, your granddaughter, your sister, your aunt, your friend, your colleague, and the lady you met at the grocery store
DBE is you……….



What We Do

The DBE fundraises to support four District Homes and many local charities. New ideas for fundraising events are welcomed and include fashion shows, auctions, international festivals, garage sales, afternoon teas and bazaars. Since its inception, the DBE has raised over $11 million.



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About Us

Founded in 1909, the DBE is a nonprofit, charitable organization, the beneficiaries of which are four District Homes for people of all nationalities and many local charities around the US. Our membership is comprised of a diverse group of women from many different backgrounds, but with common heritage and ancestry. It is the source of close and long-term friendships.

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"Not Ourselves But The Cause"

The Mission of the DBE

The mission of the National Society of DBE is to bring together women in friendship, for charitable, cultural, and educational purposes.

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Support of local charities

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Continuing the work of the Founder, Mrs. Sarah Josephine Langstaff.

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DBE Eastern District

 Victoria Home, Inc.
Ossining, New York
Founded in 1915
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DBE Midwestern District

The British Home, dba Cantata
Brookfield, Illinois
Founded in 1920
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DBE Southern District

Mountbatten House
Highlands, Texas
Originally founded in 1937
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DBE Western District

The British Home, California
Sierra Madre, California
Founded in 1930
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Common Ancestry within the Commonwealth of Nations


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