Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary Milestones

 

1898

"Order of Good Things" established. Later that year, the organization changed its name to Fraternal Order of Eagles and formed the first aerie.

1904

First public plea for Mother's Day

1927

Creation and formation of the Ladies Auxiliary

1935

Support for enactment of Social Security Law

1944

Eagles Memorial Fund established

1954

Nearly 10,000 Ten Commandment plaques distributed

1955

First F.O.E. Ten Commandments monument placed in Ambridge, PA; first F.O.E. Ten Commandments monument placed on the grounds of a state capital, Denver

1957

Nationwide "Jobs After 40" program inaugurated

1967

Jimmy Durante Children's Foundation established

1972

Golden Eagle Fund established

1983

Max Baer Heart Fund offered first grants for aerie-sponsored CPR classes; $405,000 donated to Eagles' Truman Cardiovascular Lab at Research Medical Center, Kansas City; Golden Eagle Fund donated $5,000 in grants to institutions conducting Alzheimer's research

1985

Donations to St. Jude Hospital top $1 million

1988

Eagles matched grants up to $500 to sponsor Drug Education Seminars

1991

Eagles supported Operation Desert Storm with mail and food packages

1995

$50,000 donated for the Eagle Alcove of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Roosevelt was a lifetime F.O.E. member)

2001

Memorial Foundation established Attack on America Fund and raised $500,000; F.O.E. purchased property to consolidate international headquarters

2002

International headquarters opened in Grove City, Ohio

2005

Eagles re-dedicated Ten Commandments monument at international headquarters; F.O.E. generously supported development of a new scoliosis brace named the "Eagle Brace"; F.O.E. signed first year contract with Braun Racing for FOE.com-sponsored care

2006

Eagles worked with local government leaders to keep "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance; F.O.E. signed second year contract with Braun Racing and announced opening of Race City Aerie in Mooresville, North Carolina

2007

Eagles supported American Eagle & Literary Challenge in quest to name June 20 National Eagle Day

2008

Eagles host Lobby Day and Capital Hill Champion of Children Recepton for CARES Act.

 

Eagles partner with The University of Iowa to fund research at The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center