The English-Speaking Union of the Unites States has proudly been in operation for 100 years. Founded in 1920 by visionary Sir Evelyn Wrench and a group of like-minded American and British friends, that maintenance of the close personal and national ties forged during World War I was necessary for the preservation of peace. Sir Evelyn firmly believed that given the opportunity to know one another personally, people who shared a common language would soon discover that they also shared similar values, whatever their differences in nationality or background.
For 100 years, the ESU educational and cultural programs have enriched the lives of American students, teachers, English language learners and ESU members. The English-Speaking Union employs English as a shared language to foster global understanding and goodwill by providing educational and cultural programs for students, educators, English language learners, new immigrants and members
The English-Speaking Union has endured becuase of the dedication and generousity of our members. In honor of those members who have been steadfast in their commitment to the ESU for over 20 years, we have established the Heritage Society.