Bangers and Mash Luncheon, Alexandria, Virginia

Members of the DBE Pimm’s & Poppies Chapter British Bangers & Mash luncheon to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis

DBE Booth at Scottish Highland Games, Prescott, Arizona

DBE Rosslyn Chapter raising funds for DBE at the local Scottish Highland Games

Prince of Wales Chapter, DBE Illinois

Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for The British Home in Brookfield, Illinois

Walking to end Alzheimer’s Disease

DBE Kansas members participated in a Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease

DBE New Jersey Annual Luncheon Fundraiser

Chapters selling items to raise funds for Victoria Home and Sound Start Babies Charity

Pub Night, Petaluma, Northern California

Robert Louis Stevenson Chapter raising funds for The British Home and the Salvation Army, Santa Rosa, CA

DBE Tennessee – serving tea

Members of DBE Tennessee provided Tea for the Patrons of PBS during the premier viewing of Victoria

Sapphire Tea in honor of Queen Elizabeth II

Members of the Ascot Chapter, Texas Tea Fundraiser. Funds raised went to Mountbatten House, Pets Alive!, Ride on Center for Kids, Texas Humane Heroes and Senior Access

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.



Women age 18 or older

Girls ages 13 - 17

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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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