Mission Statement

Our Motto:

“People Helping People”  This statement guides the charitable actions of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, who have donated more than $100 million annually.  As part of the charitable philosophy, the Eagles give back 100 percent of the contributions received in the form of grants.  All administrative costs are paid by the International Organization through membership dues.


Who We Are:

The Fraternal Order of Eagles was founded in February, 1898 and 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.  Further, the creation and existence of the Women’s Auxiliary began in 1927; however, the Grand Auxiliary wasn’t instituted until 1951.


Our Membership:

The F.O.E. membership exceeds 850,000 with more than 1,400 local Aeries in the United States and Canada.  The Women’s Auxiliaries total more than 1,300, with more than 250,000 members.  All members are recruited by other members and must be sponsored by two members before the membership process begins.


Major Accomplishments:

Two Presidents and One Governor have signed Acts, Bills, and Laws due to the inspiration, vision, courage, dedicated efforts, and driving forces towards great humanitarian movements made by The Fraternal Order of Eagles.  The Eagles have worked to shape America’s governmental policies through programs such as the “Old Age Pension”, “Social Security”, “Jobs After 40”, and “Medicare.”  Other accomplishments include:

  • Fraternal Order of Eagles Charity Foundations
    • Circle of Life
    • Max Baer Heart Fund
    • Robert W. Hansen Diabetes Fund
    • Art Ehrmann Cancer Fund
    • D.D. Dunlap Kidney Fund
    • Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund
    • Children’s AIDS Awareness and Medical Research
    • Lew Reed Spinal Cord Injury Fund
    • Golden Eagle, Alzheimer and Parkinson Fund
    • Golden Age Grants
    • Disaster Relief Fund
    • Memorial Foundation (including Home on the Range, High Sky Girls Ranch, and Bob Hope High School)
    • Eagle Village
    • Assistance with government relations efforts in the CARES Act
    • Distributed Ten Commandments monoliths and fought to keep the Commandments in public places
    • Founded Mother’s Day


Social Groups:

Eagle social activities are almost endless and range from bowling, golfing, and playing horseshoes to holding cookouts, riding in parades and attending NASCAR races.  Other social groups include Eagle Riders, Retired Eagle Activities Club (REAC), Under 35 Club, and Junior Order of Eagles (JOE).



Fundraisers are conducted for eight major charities including kidney, heart, diabetes, cancer and spinal cord injury fund, a children’s fund, memorial foundation and the Golden Eagle Fund.


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

Susan Wagner, wife of Mayor Robert Wagner, New York