DBE – National Society Daughters of the British Empire in the United States of America – is a national philanthropic group of British women. Our chapters are based in the Saint Louis, Missouri area.
We welcome British and Commonwealth women living in the USA, either permanently or for long periods of time. That means if you are English, Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish or of British Commonwealth heritage, we would love to meet you. We also welcome women whose husbands are British or of British Commonwealth heritage.
The DBE is a non-profit, philanthropic organisation. Our main beneficiaries are four retirement homes for people of all nationalities based in Chicago, New York, Houston and Sierra Madre, California. We also support many local charities and causes in the St. Louis area.
Our British and Commonwealth members enjoy a special camaraderie that comes from our common heritage. We enjoy celebrating all things British and host numerous social events throughout the year to commemorate key dates on the UK calendar and to remind us of our homeland.
DBE membership is by invitation only so please get in touch to find out more information about our group. You’ll find our contact details on the Contact Us page. We update our DBE website often so check back frequently to learn about our upcoming events.
DBE in Missouri raises funds for the British Home in Chicago
Our Motto: Not Ourselves but the Cause