Tall Cedar Foundation

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 Forests.


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 Foundation Directors.


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 reports.


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 Convention.