The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization that began in 1898; 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. They operate on the philosophy of “People Helping People”.
The F.O.E. Charity Foundation hosts a variety of fundraisers – each dedicated to a specific cause – which collects donations from nearly 3,000 Aeries and Auxiliaries for the purposes of awarding grants to local and/or international organizations. Since 1898, the F.O.E. has worked to establish a philanthropic legacy, becoming the first organization to donate $1 million to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, donating several hundred thousand in aid to help solidify the Truman Cardiovascular Lab and Heart Fund Research Lab at Sutton Medical Research Foundation and their crown jewel – the $25 million Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa.
On January 30, 2021, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Orange Park Aerie 4365 celebrated it is 25th Anniversary with a dinner and Monte Carlo Night to benefit Challenge Enterprises of North Florida. Some of the Orange Park members stopped by the Green Cove Springs facility to deliver their generous donation of $2200 to Challenge Enterprises CEO, Nancy C. Keating. Nancy was happy to recall the many dinners and people helping people memories our agency and this organization have shared in the past. The visiting members also learned how they had a hand in Challenge Enterprises being recognized by a Governor, two Presidents, and a First Lady as a Point of Light recipient.
Positive change in our communities starts with people helping people. Thank you, F.O.E Orange Park Aerie 4365 for not only your generosity but for being the people who help people in our community and bringing about positive change for the past twenty-five years.