Pennsylvania State Society Daughters
of the American Revolution
Promoting patriotism, preserving American history,
and securing America's future through better education for children.
Pennsylvania State Society
Daughters of the
American Revolution
Honoring our heritage through community service;
acknowledging our veterans service through outreach;
and recognizing our young people as they exhibit the qualities of
good citizenship
Pennsylvania State Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
Diverse, Accomplished, Relevant
We are Today's DAR!

"a society founded on service"

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women's service organization founded in 1890 by a small group of patriotic women who desired to step out of their daily lives to serve the nation and its people.

Nationally, DAR members volunteer more than 200,000 hours annually to veterans in Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers and non-VA facilities, offer support to America's service personnel abroad through care packages, sponsor programs promoting the U.S. Constitution, and participate in naturalization ceremonies.
DAR members participate in various projects to help preserve the cultural heritage of the United States. Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR) have supported the National Patriots Bell Tower in Montgomery County; the Fort Pitt Blockhouse in Allegheny County; the Madonna of the Trail in Washington County; and the Rocky Spring Church in Franklin County, to name a few.
DAR members are passionate about education through the promotion of the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.), DAR Good Citizens, and Junior American Citizens; the provision of scholarships and awards to outstanding students; and the support of six schools through chapter and member donations.

Pennsylvania Daughters

The Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR) is represented by women of all backgrounds. We are proud to have 95 active chapters in six districts, with more than 6,300 members. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. Our common binding force is our strong passion for service. To join us, please contact our State Membership Chair.

Pennsylvania State Society Officers

The theme of the Sweeney Administration is to "Embrace the Opportunity to serve God, Home, and Country." The Sweeney Administration is focused on raising funds to renovate the basement area of the Pennsylvania Children's Center at the Tamassee DAR School.

State Regent

Cynthia (Cyndy) B. Sweeney

State Regent
Vice Regent

Elizabeth (Beth) Watkins

Vice Regent
State Chaplain

H. Rebekah Waddell

State Chaplian
State Recording Secretary

Cynthia Pritchard

State Recording Secretary
State Corresponding Secretary

Jo Ann Roney Kelsey

State Corresponding Secretary
State Organizing Secretary

Connie F. White

State Organizing Secretary
State Treasurer

Rosemary T. Hogan

State Treasurer
State Registrar

Lucina Hughes Verish

State Registrar
State Historian

Ilene Altenhein

State Historian
State Librarian

Margaret Ballenger Everly

State Librarian
North East District Director

Kathleen M. Zinskie

North Eastern District Director
South East District Director

Sara Jane (S.J.) McCurdy

South Eastern District Director
North Central District Director

Valerie Jane Bieber

North Central District Director
South Central District Director

Sallie Ann White Sites

South Central District Director
North West District Director

Joan Miller Olp

North Western District Director
South West District Director

Ann Leffler Harder

South Western District Director
State Parlimentarian

Abigail Salisbury, J.D. MPPM

State Parliamentarian