On February 6, 2018 The Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) celebrates 120 years of community service.
The F.O.E. began in 1898, when six Seattle-area theater owners came together to share their passion for social progress and a dedication to philanthropy with the greater community.
120 years later, the F.O.E. continues to work hard to bring citizens together in the name of bettering communities and raising funds to assist friends and neighbors in need. From the creation of Mother’s Day, Social Security and Medicare to the hundreds of millions of dollars donated to various research and assistance organizations across North America, no life has been left untouched by the actions of an Eagle.
“The world has changed in many ways over the last 120 years, but the need to help those around us stands the test of time,” Grand Worthy President Thomas McGrath said. “The F.O.E. was built upon a strong passion for increasing quality of life for those in need and our desire to carry on that passion is what keeps us so strong more than a century later.”
For decades, Eagles’ Aeries have been at the epicenter of community life, serving as both a destination for social interaction and the heart of local fundraising efforts. Throughout 2018, the organization and its’ more than 650,000 members are dedicated to upholding a commitment to charitable giving and reinforcing the F.O.E. as a valuable resource in building communities. These efforts start with continuing a commitment to charity.