|The Tall Cedar
Foundation is a subsidiary of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon
of North America, which deals directly with our national
charitable objective, endeavoring through medical
research to find a cure for muscular dystrophy and
related neuromuscular diseases.
Beginning in 1951, the Tall Cedars of Lebanon became the
first organization to offer continuing financial
assistance to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The purpose of the Tall Cedar Foundation is to initiate
and stimulate means of raising monies to support our
charitable objective. At the beginning of each year, the
Supreme Tall Cedar and the Tall Cedar Foundation Board
of Directors set goals for the year. The Tall Cedar
Foundation Board of Directors, through the Tall Cedar
Foundation Trustees for each District, works together
with each Forest to raise the funds to meet those goals.
Funds raised throughout the year are paid into the Tall
Cedar Foundation. At the end of the year, our total
contribution is forwarded to MDA. We participate in the
Rose Sales, Shamrock Sales, Pancake Jamborees, MDA
Summer Camp, Canister Program, Car Shows, Local
Telethons and many other fund raising activities.
The Tall Cedar Foundation Board of Directors consists of
10 Regional Directors, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a
Chairman. They are appointed by the Supreme Tall Cedar
Elect each year and communicate to the Supreme Forest
and through the Tall Cedar Foundation Trustees to the
The Tall Cedar Foundation Trustees are appointed for
each District by the Supreme Tall Cedar Elect each year.
There are 25 Tall Cedar Foundation Trustees and they
communicate between the Forests and the Tall Cedar
The Forest MDA Chairmen are appointed by the Grand Tall
Cedars in each Forest for the purpose of developing and
implementing programs and projects to raise funds for
our charitable objective. They also coordinate
activities with the local MDA offices. They work closely
with the Forest Grand Tall Cedar, the Scribe and the
Treasurer to prepare all necessary forms, requests and
The Goodwill Ambassador is selected each year by the
Supreme Tall Cedar Elect on the recommendations of the
Tall Cedar Foundation Board of Directors. Any Forest may
request the presence of the Goodwill Ambassador at a
Forest Function by contacting the Tall Cedar Foundation
Director who is responsible for the Child’s schedule.
All Past Poster Children and Past Goodwill Ambassadors
are invited back each year to the Tall Cedars National