2018 Chapter News

Valley Forge Chapter
2018 Local Hero Gala
February 17, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Freedoms Foundation
1601 Valley Forge Rd
Phoenixville, Pa (GPS)


Upcoming San Diego Event

2017 Chapter News

Pensacola Chapter Fall Newsletter: The Bellringer

Upcoming events in Cincinnati:

2017 Chapter Awards

At the annual Red, White, and Blue Banquet, the chapter awards were presented. The Spirit of ’76 Award given to a chapter member for a lifetime of service and contributions to their country, community, and Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.  This year’s recipient, Ginger Cullen, was honored for her countless years of service to the Orange County Chapter and community.  She has held many chapter positions from president and awards VP, to newsletter chairman to treasurer.  In addition to her many efforts in the OC Chapter, she was active in her children’s’ sports teams volunteered through the YMCA.

The William O. Perry Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes an individual chapter member for above and beyond service over the past year.  This year’s recipient, Gloria Dahl, comes from the Los Angeles County Chapter. Gloria was responsible for the addition of 9 new members to the chapter this year in addition to searching for and nominating 10 worthy candidates for the George Washington Honor Medal.

The list of accomplishments of this year’s Chapter of the Year is long including increasing the number of students and teachers sponsored to attend programs, expanding their fundraising efforts with the creation and success Development Committee, and holding several well attended membership events.  Congratulations to the Dallas Area Chapter for being named the 2017 Chapter of the Year!

July 2017

Mary Ball Washington Chapter president, Clark Waring, had the opportunity to meet with our traveling graduate teacher workshop: American Revolution South, this past summer while they toured historic Northern Neck, VA.  Read more here.

July 2017

Read Dallas Area Chapter’s Summer Newsletter here

June 2017

The Pensacola Chapter‘s June 2017 newsletter here

June 10, 2017

The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge San Diego Chapter celebrates Flag Day aboard the USS Midway. Read more here

Dallas Area Chapter Awards Banquet: February 23, 2017

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Dallas Area Chapter Announces Awards

DALLAS, Texas – February 27

The Dallas Area Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge held its 46th Annual Awards at the Museum of Biblical Art on February 23, 2017.  The Freedoms Foundation goals are to Educate, Honor and Challenge.   Seven Dallas honorees were selected by a national awards committee to receive the George Washington Honor Medal Awards in areas of community service, public communication, and youth essays emphasizing civic responsibility. These awards are given to programs and individuals who “go above and beyond the call of duty” on local, regional or national level projects to serve their communities.

Receiving George Washington Honor Medals for outstanding Community Service are:  Patrick Esquerré in recognition of his untiring efforts in childhood vision correction through Kids Vision for Life; Tom Landis for his commitment to hire, train and employ persons with Downs Syndrome and Autism at Howdy Homemade, a ground-breaking homemade ice cream restaurant concept; and Betty Sue Welch is recognized for her long-time dedication to Special Olympics and the Highland Park ISD programs, including tennis, for special needs students.

The George Washington Honor Medal in Public Communication recipient is Talmage Boston to recognize his efforts in expanding the understanding of our country and its leaders through his publications and speaking appearances.

Geoffrey Son, Bela Pathak, Sophie Robertson are students from Highland Park Middle School who are receiving the George Washington Honor Medal Award for Youth Essay.  Their essays addressed the topic “Do the decisions you make carry with them the responsibility for your choices”.  They were among over 20 essays submitted by their speech teacher, Kay Keeland, to the national selection committee.

Mary Ann Hardison was awarded the Spirit o f ’76 for her outstanding contributions of over 30 years to the Dallas Chapter of the FFVF – holding multiple offices and supporting scholarships for students to attend the leadership seminars at Valley Forge.

Founded in 1949, the Freedoms Foundation is a national, non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian educational organization. The Freedoms Foundation provides a wide range of educational and awards programs for students, teachers and citizens to gain a greater awareness and appreciation of the principles and responsibilities of a free and democratic society. The Dallas area volunteer chapter was organized in 1970. George Washington Honor Medals and Certificates of Merit are given to programs and individuals who “go above and beyond the call of duty” on local, regional or national level projects to serve their communities. Awardees are selected by a distinguished, independent National Awards jury of state Supreme Court justices, officers from national patriotic, service and civic clubs, veterans and educators.   www.freedomsfoundation.org

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