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.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1898 and now has over 1 million members in 1400 cities in the United States and Canada including 130 Aeries in Michigan. The Eagles motto is “People Helping People”. The Eagles made the first public plea for “Mothers Day” in 1904, sponsored the first workers compensation law in 1911, supported the enactment of the Social Security Law in 1935 and many other projects and activities since its founding.
People Helping People
♦ 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
F.O.E. donates more than $100 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.
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.
- 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 Sllen 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 personaility
- Susan Wagner, wife of New York Mayor Robert Wagner
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