Daughters of the British Empire in Illinois

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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 .


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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