About Us

Become a member by contacting us online, sending email, give us a call at 206-938-4426 or drop by in person at 4426 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

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 Mission Statement

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.

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

Our Motto

People Helping People

Donations

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.

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