The Fraternal Order of Eagles
We are People Helping People
Since 2008, the Eagles has contributed $19 million toward finding a cure for diabetes. The DRC, which occupy the second floor of the John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building on the campus of the University of Iowa, is already making significant breakthroughs in diabetes research. The F.O.E. is excited to welcome Dr. Abel as the leader of our charge to end diabetes once and for all.
E. DALE ABEL, M.D., APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES DIABETES RESEARCH CENTER
Who We Are
The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit 501 C8 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 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.
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.M
Members are recruited by other members and must be sponsored by two members before the membership process begins.
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
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 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, as well as many local charities.
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
And many more...
For more than a century, the Fraternal Order of Eagles has had a major positive influence on our region, nation, world... And most importantly in our communities.
It was the Eagles who pushed for the founding of Mother's Day, who provided the impetus for Social Security and, who pushed to end job discrimination based on age. The Eagles have provided support for medical centers across the country to build and provide research for medical conditions — we raise millions of dollars every year to combat heart disease and cancer, help handicapped kids, uplift the aged and make life a little brighter for everyone.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles uphold and nourish the values of home, family and community that are so necessary and it seems so often get ignored and trampled in today's society.
The Eagles are hometown builders. We support our police, firefighters, and others who protect and serve. We fund medical research in areas such as spinal cord injuries, kidney disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's. We help raise money for our communities...we are the Eagles and we are "People Helping People."