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Our Mission

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


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 human 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 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.


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 members before the membership process begins.


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Our Motto

People Helping People


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

Distributed Ten Commandments monoliths and fought to keep the Commandments in public places



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

Jimmy Carter, 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

Billy Ray Cyrus, musical performer

Tony Orlando, 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




Information courtesy of Grand Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles


F.O.E. donates nearly 
$10 million a year 
to local communities, fundraisers, charities and more. 
As part of its philosophy, 
the F.O.E. gives back 100% of monies raised in the form of grants.



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