Our Worthy Causes
At each DBE gathering, members recite the motto—Not ourselves, but the Cause. While members know how to have fun, philanthropy remains the core focus.
The primary purpose of the DBE continues to be the support of four district homes for retired men and women of all nationalities, ethnicities and religions who are residents and/or citizens of the United States. As a member of the Southern District, the DBE in South Carolina supports , a 24-room assisted living facility in Highlands, Texas. Mountbatten House is a non-profit charity, providing affordable subsidized assisted living, in a caring a secure environment, for needy seniors who can no longer live in their own homes and need assistance with daily living. Eighty percent of all funds raised by the DBE in South Carolina go to support this charity.
The chapters of DBE in South Carolina are also committed to making a difference in our local communities. To learn about local charities that have received support, visit either the or chapter page.
Building Anglo-American Relations
The DBE in South Carolina seeks to promote global friendship and understanding. The DBE enjoys ties to other international groups and events in the local area. Additionally, DBE members have visited local schools and libraries to host special events and talk about British history and culture.
A Home Away from Home
The DBE provides fellowship and friendship to new British expatriates as they acclimate to their communities.