The mission of DBE, in keeping with the organization's objectives, is to bring together, in friendship, women of British and British commonwealth birth or ancestry for charitable purposes.
Members come from all over the British Commonwealth and from around the world through marriage, adoption and ancestry, often discovered through geneaological research.
How We Function
DBE/Daughters of the British Empire is a national, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable arganization.
DBE is organized into four Districts with a DBE-supported retirement home in each one. In each District there are State Boards and within the State Boards are the local Chapters.
DBE in WA is committed to raising funds to help support our District's non-for-profit retirement home and also to support local charities as permitted by IRS regulations which govern us.
The motto of DBE reflects the active role of members in charitable activities:
“Not ourselves but the cause.”