About Us



Our Mission Statement

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, memorial  foundation and the Golden Eagle Fund.

Our History

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.


Major Accomplishments

  • Founded Mother's Day.
  • Created the $25 million Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa.
  • Served as driving force behind Social Security.
  • Helped end age-based job discrimination with the Jobs After 40 program.
  • Distributed Ten Commandments monoliths across the United States.


Noteworthy Members

   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