Chapter President

Trish Bowe

Our Mission

The Los Angeles County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge educates students and teachers about the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship, inspiring them to preserve and advance our freedoms.

Our Vision

The Los Angeles County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge envisions an America where the rising generation loves their country and understands, values, and defends its founding ideals.

Who We Are

Freedoms Foundation co-founder Mr. Don Belding appointed Mrs. Jeanne McDonald in 1964 to organize and develop the women’s chapters based upon her experience as President of the Women’s Division, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the chapters was to bring the programs of Freedoms Foundation to a community grass roots level.

The Los Angeles County Chapter was officially chartered in 1965 and soon boasted a membership of 300. That grass roots approach still works today. The Los Angeles County Chapter is proud to sponsor students and teachers to the Freedoms Foundation’s civic based educational programs and honor outstanding individuals and organizations in the Los Angeles area who exemplify civic responsibility.


Thousands of students from across the country have obtained a greater understanding and appreciation of American history and civic responsibility through Freedoms Foundation’s Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program.

Learn about democracy, the judiciary, the political process, founding documents, and the free enterprise system through innovative workshops and historical site visits that allow you to encounter our nation’s past, present and future. During your residential stay, you will also build leadership skills, engage in civil discourse, and identify how you can positively impact your community.

The Los Angeles County Chapter sponsors students to attend the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program. If you or a student you know is interested in applying for the 2024 Spring program, please contact VP of Education David Gibson at


Expand your teaching repertoire with fresh, new resources and obtain direct access to prominent American history scholars and thinkers. Experienced by 14,000+ educators worldwide over five decades, Freedoms Foundation’s accredited seminars and history workshops provide compelling discussions and immersive site visits. These dynamic in-person seminars underscore the relevance of our Constitution and American history for your students.

Energize your students’ discovery and preservation of their freedoms through your own renewed sense of civic purpose.

All applicants are eligible for full scholarships once accepted.
The Los Angeles Chapter helps to sponsor worthy teachers from the area who are accepted into a Freedoms Foundation seminar or workshop. Please contact VP of Education David Gibson at if you are interested.

Upcoming Events

Annual Fundraiser Recap

  • Valley Relics Museum
Awards with mini American Flags on them

Chapter Awards

Annually, the Freedoms Foundation and its Volunteer Chapters recognize exemplary civic achievements through its National Awards Program.  Guided by an independent panel of expert jurists, the National Awards Program honors the exceptional efforts of individuals, organizations, and schools that promote or personify the ideals of responsible citizenship. 

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Get Involved

If you want to make a difference in the Los Angeles County community, become a member of the Los Angeles County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. For over 50 years, our chapter, as part of Freedoms Foundation’s nationwide network of volunteer chapters, has brought the message of engaged citizenship and leadership to hundreds of thousands of Americans, students, teachers, and ordinary citizens. We encourage you to join us to help promote the ideals of our national heritage.

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Los Angeles County, CA Donations

Supporting America’s first principles of freedom is essential to ensure future generations understand and cherish the blessings of liberty. With your donation, the Los Angeles County Chapter will reach even more young people from the area with the truth of America’s unique past, its promising future, and the liberty for which it stands. Help us prepare the next generation of leaders.Freedoms Foundation Los

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