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 desireable by lessening its ill and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.  

        The FOE 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 put aside their differences and formed "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. There are more than 1400 local Aeries in the U.S. and Canada. See more at www.foe.com.
 
       Bozeman's Aerie (nest or home of the eagle) was founded in 1903. The Bozeman Auxiliary was founded in 1942. Bozeman was the 326th aerie formed in the nation and carries that number within their official name, Bozeman Aerie #326. See more about Bozeman Aerie and Auxiliary officers.  
       Major accomplishments of the FOE include the founding of Mother's Day, the driving force in founding the Social Security Program, helping to end job discrimination based on age with the "Jobs after 40" Program, and putting 10 Commandments monoliths in public places.  
  FOE donates nearly $10 million a year to local communities, fundraisers, charities and more. As part of its philosophy, the FOE gives back 100 percent of monies raised in the form or 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. Local projects include donations to Meals on Wheels, Reach, Veteran's Hospitals, cancer support; just to name a few.