The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.
The F.O.E. donates more than $10 million a year to local communities, fundraisers, charities and more. As part of its philosophy, the F.O.E. gives back 100 percent of monies raised in the form of grants. Fundraisers are conducted for eight major charities, including kidney, heart, diabetes, cancer and spinal cord injury funds, a children's fund, and the memorial foundation.
The F.O.E. was founded in February, 1898 by six theatre owners gathered in a Seattle shipyard to discuss a musician's strike. After addressing the matter, they agreed to "bury the hatchet" and form "The Order of Good Things." As numbers grew, members selected the Bald Eagle as the official emblem and changed the name to "The Fraternal Order of Eagles." The women's auxiliary traces its roots to 1927. The Fraternal Order of Eagles includes nearly 800,000 members and more than 1,500 locations across the United States and Canada. Stop by one of our locations and see why we're known as People Helping People.
Theodore R. Roosevelt, former U.S. president Warren G. Harding, former U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt, former U.S. president Harry S. Truman, former U.S. president John F. Kennedy, former U.S. president Ronald Reagan, former U.S. president Bob Hope, comedian, performer Max Baer, boxer/heavyweight champion Gordie Howe, Hockey Hall of Fame William Allen Egan, Governor, Alaska Tony Stewart, NASCAR driver Sam Hornish, IRL and NASCAR driver James Buescher, 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Billy Ray Cyrus, musical performer Tony Orlando, musical performer Lee Greenwood, musical performer Louise Mandrell, musical performer Neal McCoy, musical performer Bess Truman, wife of former U.S. president Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of former U.S. president Virginia Graham, radio and TV personality Susan Wagner, wife of New York Mayor Robert Wagner