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3118 Chestnut Dr. Doraville, Ga. 30340 (click for map)

Max Baer Heart Fund

Max Baer was a former heavyweight boxing champion and an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Known for his big heart and colorful sense of humor, Max was well loved by his fellow Eagles. When Max died of a heart attack in 1959, the Eagles created a charity fund as a tribute to his memory and as a means of combating the disease that killed him.

The Max Baer Heart Fund’s primary purpose is to aid in heart research and education. Since the fund started in 1959, millions of dollars have been donated to universities, medical centers and hospitals across the United States and Canada for heart research and education.

Early diagnosis of heart disease is very important and can determine quality of life. Local aerie and auxiliaries sponsor free public CPR classes, blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings, administered by licensed instructors. After sponsoring a CPR class, the local aerie/auxiliary can apply to give a grant to their local emergency response team to purchase life saving equipment and technology.

Jimmy Durante Children's / Child Abuse Fund

Money raised through the Jimmy Durante Children's Fund and Child Abuse Fund are one of the Eagle's greatest achievements.

The 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.

All money raised for the Jimmy Durante Children's Fund or Child Abuse Fund is returned to that state or province in the form of grants to children-helping organizations of the state's choosing. The selection of the recipients is up to the State Aerie President, with the approval of the State Executive Board utilizing the money available in the state's account.