More than two million young men have been members of DeMolay. Alumni members include John Wayne, Pete Rose, Walt Disney, Dan Rather, Willard Scott, Burl Ives, Walter Cronkite and countless others. DeMolay’s alumni are distinguished leaders including many U.S. senators, state governors, U.S. astronauts, professional athletes, and major U.S. corporation presidents. DeMolay is dedicated to providing a safe environment in an organization for young men who govern and direct their own activities under the “advisorship” of adults. The organization develops leadership skills and character building in the young men who work within the organization. It helps members to develop civic awareness and responsibility.