Who We Are

The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice and equality, to make life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.

Our History

The F.O.E. was founded in February, 1898 by six theater owners gathered in a Seattle shipyard to dicuss 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.

Our Membership

F.O.E. membership exceeds 850,000, with more than 1,400 local Aeries in the U.S. and Canada. Women's auxiliaries total more than 1,300, with more than 250,000 members. Members are recruited by other members and must be sponsored by two current members before the membership process begins.

Our Motto

People Helping People

Mothers Day

Major Accomplishments

Founded Mother's Day
Served as driving force in founding Social Security Program
Helped end job discrimination based on age with the "Jobs After 40" Program
Distibuted Ten Commandments monoliths and fought to keep the Commandments in public places

Charity Emblem

Donations

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. F.O.E. donates more than $100 million a year to local communities, fundraisers, charities and more. As part of its philosophy, F.O.E. gives back 100 percent of monies raised in the form of grants.

Noteworthy Members

Aerie
Auxiliary