Issa Trust Foundation receives $30,000 donation from the Fraternal Order of Eagles
Issa Trust Foundation Receives $30,000 from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund
Donation made this week as part of 2009 Fraternal Order of Eagles International Convention in Reno, NV
MIRAMAR, FL —The Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE), from its Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund, has presented a $30,000 grant to the Issa Trust Foundation. The grant, given as a part of a series of grants to healthcare organizations throughout the country and Canada, will support research efforts for new and better ways to treat childhood diseases. The grant was among many awarded at the 2009 Fraternal Order of Eagles International Convention in Reno.
The Issa Trust Foundation strives to provide an environment conducive to the educational needs of children in collaboration with other community resources. Together, through educational and professional programs, the Issa Trust Foundation works with, and advocates for families to provide a safe, nurturing and permanent home for children in Jamaica.
“The Fraternal Order of Eagles has a long-standing tradition of trying to make the world a better place, especially for our children,” said Pat Durham, FOE Auxiliary Grand Madam President. “The Eagles are honored to be a part of organizations like Issa Trust Foundation who work for our youth.”
The Eagles gave more than $630,000 to charities and organizations across the country at this year’s convention, including the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Tennessee, Menninger Foundation in Texas, the National Jewish Health in Colorado and Home On the Range in North Dakota, in addition to several others.
About the Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund
The Jimmy Durante Children's Fund and Child Abuse Fund was named in honor of Jimmy Durante, one of the Eagle's most beloved human beings and an active life-member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Jimmy entertained without charge at fourteen consecutive Grand Aerie International Conventions and at many other Eagle gatherings until his death in 1980. Because of Jimmy's gentle and kind manner, the children's fund was named after him in 1966.
About the Fraternal Order of Eagles
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, an international non-profit organization, unites fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills, and by promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope. Founded in 1898, the Eagles fund research in areas such as heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and cancer, and raise money for neglected and abused children and the aged, as well as work for social and civic change.