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.

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 Core Values

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 800,000, with more than 1,500 local Aeries in the U.S. and Canada. Women's auxiliaries total more than 1,300. Members are recruited by other members and must be sponsored by two members before the membership process begins.

Our Motto

People Helping People

  • Charities
  • Join Us
  • Mother's Day

Major Accomplishments

 Founded Mother's Day
 Served as driving force in founding Social Security Program
 Helped end age-based job discrimination with the "Jobs After 40" Program
 Distributed Ten Commandments monoliths 
 Fought to keep Ten Commandment monoliths 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
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