VanBuren Administration Theme and Mission
"Rise and Shine for America!"
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2020. Since our 1890 founding, DAR members have worked tirelessly to promote historic preservation, patriotism, and educational ideals through a comprehensive committee structure in communities across this nation and in Units Overseas.
Under President General, Denise Doring VanBuren, we will "Rise and Shine for America". This theme illustrates the dynamic underpinning of active engagement with DAR: “rise” up in service to your community and “shine” by telling the world about who we are, what we stand for and what we do to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.
The Mission of the VanBuren Associates is to energize members to rise up in meaningful service to America and to shine by raising awareness of DAR’s purpose, relevancy and vibrancy through robust public outreach. We will honor the spirit of our Revolutionary ancestors and educate the public about their sacrifices, and we will actively promote the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. Our administration goals include completing the final phase of restoration for DAR Constitution Hall; working to propel membership to 200,000; and ensuring financial stability and leadership training at every level.