Chapter President

Tim Kearney

Our Mission

The Valley Forge 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 Valley Forge 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

The Valley Forge Chapter is proud to be the home base chapter for Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge and the first chartered chapter of the organization. The chapter has a proud history of sponsoring students and teachers to the civic educational programs of headquarters and honoring outstanding individuals and organizations promoting the American way of life. In 2012 after a period of inactivity, the Valley Forge Chapter was revitalized thanks to the efforts of a dedicated member, Art Russell. With the support of National and members personally recruited by Art, as a team they made the chapter viable and successful again. The Valley Forge Chapter ensures scholarships for students to Freedoms Foundation Programs, recognition of local responsible citizens, and supports the Medal of Honor Grove.


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 Valley Forge Chapter offers scholarship to 9th-12th grade students in the Tri- State (PA, DE, & NJ) area to attend the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program through the Tony Di Pietro Memorial Scholarship Fund. If you or a student you know is interested in applying for the 2024 Spring programs, please contact Education Chairman, Paul Minicozzi 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.

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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 Greater Philadelphia area community, become a member of the Valley Forge 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. If interested in becoming a member please contact President, Tim Kearney at

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Valley Forge, PA 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 Valley Forge 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.

Please send all donations made out to
FFVF, Valley Forge Volunteer Chapter
Attn: Joe Barrese, Treasurer
350 Grandview Road
Pottstown, PA 19464