Chapter Volunteers Support the Next Generation

Chapters significantly contribute to our ongoing recruitment efforts by providing sponsorships to educational programs for students and teachers, recognizing exceptional citizens for their public service, connecting with members, and generating community events.

Starting a chapter is simple; let us guide you through it.

What Do Chapters Do?

Expected Chapter Activity:

  • Sponsor 1 – 5 students to SOA program (cost is about $500/student + transportation)
  • Sponsor 1 or more teachers – chapter funding ($1500) is encouraged but not required
  • Quarterly meetings in-person or virtually

Additional Activities:

  • National Essay Contest
  • Recognize outstanding citizens for their public service by nominating them for the National George Washington Honor Medals.
  • Sponsor local activities that align with our mission. These can also be a source of funding.
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The Chapter Start-Up Process

  • Contact Freedoms Foundation to begin the process
  • Hold an organizing meeting (minimum of 3 members required – more is better)
  • Adopt by-laws and elect officers/directors
  • Set goals for your first year – i.e., raise $3,000 to send three students to the SOA program
  • Apply for EIN and open a nonprofit status bank account
  • CEO of Freedoms Foundation grants chapter charter

Requirements to Organize

  • Three individuals to serve as chapter officers and directors
  • Chapter by-laws (model chapter by-laws are online)
  • EIN – national staff will walk you through the process
  • Submit a chapter application

Support from National Staff

  • Model chapter bylaws and policies governing chapters
  • Best practices for growing your chapter
  • Monthly update from headquarters via email
  • Quarterly Chapter Presidents meeting via Zoom
  • Chapter resource pages on our website
  • Bi-annual chapters and partners conference at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge campus

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