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Eagle Forum Education Center
was established in St. Louis, Missouri in 1993 as the national headquarters and resource center of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund. The building at 7800 Bonhomme Avenue in Clayton, a St. Louis suburb just west of Washington University/St. Louis, is visible evidence of the permanent life and vitality of this unique foundation and think-tank. The Education Center serves the public through publications, conferences, leadership training seminars, video documentaries, and radio programs.

Rebekah GantnerRebekah Gantner is Executive Director of the Center.

Ryan Hite Ryan Hite is the Director of Communications and Outreach. From the St. Louis office, he monitors news and media activity, Eagle Forum's social media presence, and also helps in any writing for alerts, articles, and blogs. Ryan also oversees the Eagle Forum Collegians and Teen Eagle programs.

Eagle Forum Collegians Summit has been held annually in Washington, D.C. since 1994 to give college students the chance to meet and hear from national leaders.


Deb PentecostDeb Pentecost is the Archivist at the St. Louis Center. The Center houses two personal libraries, each containing about 5,000 books. One was donated by Phyllis Schlafly, the other by Rosalind Kress Haley. Archives

Eagle Forum UniversityEagle Forum University posts free courses on topics such as American history and the Supreme Court to take at your own pace. 8,300 have already taken these courses.

Phyllis Schlafly The Center is the headquarters for two radio series. The Phyllis Schlafly Report, 3- minute daily commentaries, have been running since 1983 and are now carried by 550 stations. Eagle Forum Live, a one-hour live call-in show about education has been running since 1989 and is now heard on 75 stations. Both are streamed on the Internet.

Education ReporterThe Education Reporter has been published monthly since 1986, reporting news about curriculum and other education issues that seldom make the national press.

Phyllis Schlafly Historians who have evaluated our archives call them "a unique and extraordinarily rich" collection of publications, DVDs, CDs, files, correspondence, personal papers, and unpublished manuscripts that offer "important insight into the conservative movement of the second half of the 20th century, its ideology and its activists."

InternEagle Forum's Intern Program allows college students to spend a summer or a semester becoming familiar with the Center's educational work.

Shirley CurryEagle Forum began offering Literacy Programs in 1981 for disadvantaged children. They have been directed by Dr. Shirley Curry, Ph.D., former official in the U.S. Department of Education, and by Dr. Frances Shands Baker, Ph,D., former Associate Professor of Education at St. Louis University.
Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund has been recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organization since 1981.