About Us


Our Members

DBE Illinois is part of the National DBE organization.There are around 207 chapters and approximately 3600 members of the DBE throughout the USA with representation in 30 states We currently have 43 members based in different chapters around Chicago and its suburbs. Groups meet monthly for social and fundraising efforts. Funds raised are donated to Cantata Adult Services Brookfield , formerly The British Home. Members are of British or commonwealth heritage 


Our history

The British Home in Brookfield, IL was established in 1920 as a not-for-profit retirement home for British immigrants in the US.  Now all nationalities are welcome and this institution has been rebranded as Cantata, offering a myriad of services beyond retirement. 


Our mission

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. DBE Illinois raises funds for various items that can improve the lives of the residents at our local care home Cantata Adult Services in Brookfield .

Illinois Chapters

There are groups that meet in different parts of Illinois mostly around Chicago

House of Windsor Chapter: Brookfield area of Chicago

Dorothy Vernon Chapter:Skokie

Barrington Court: NW Suburbs /Barrington

House of Stuart chapter: Naperville

Buckingham Chapter: Chicago

Prince of Wales Chapter: Virtual chapter on Facebook 

Chapter Regents for local group information and details

House or Windsor- Edna Cordero edna.cordero@cantata.org

Dorothy Vernon - Jenny Glick jgglick@netzero.net

Barrington Court:Jackie Lewin


House of Stuart: Jill Hauser


Buckingham :Trudy Wallace


Prince of Wales :Aimee Patterson 



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Daughters of the British Empire In Illinois

8700 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513, US

(630) 661-5111

Monthly meetings and regular fundraising and social events

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We have chapters in the following areas Brookfield,Skokie, Chicago, Barrington NW Suburbs, and Naperville

Daughters of the British Empire

8700 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513, US

(630) 661-5111

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