About SOAR!

Support Our Aging Religious raises funds and provides grants to help Catholic religious congregations in the United States care for their elderly and infirm members. These grants address practical immediate needs such as renovations for accessibility, automatic doors, hospital beds and assistive devices. This assistance ensures the safety, peace of mind, and dignity of aging and infirm Sisters, Brothers and Priests. Learn More

Giving to SOAR!

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The generosity of our donors provides the foundation for SOAR!’s vital work. Together with SOAR!, you join with so many others committed to ensuring the safety and dignity of aging religious. Your support brings peace of mind to our aging religious in need.

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Grants for Religious

Learn About the SOAR! Grants Process
Grants from SOAR! are used by religious congregations of Sisters, Brothers, and Priests to improve and ensure the safety and care of their elderly members as well as enrich their lives so they can remain at home and participate in the life of their respective communities.

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  • SOAR! 3 awards to present

    2015 New York City Awards Dinner

    October 7 @ 6:00 pm
    New York Athletic Club

    The 2015 New York City Annual Awards Dinner will honor Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Sr. Margaret McDermott, OP, and Deloitte, LLP.

  • SOAR! 2 awards to present

    2015 Washington, D.C. Awards Dinner

    November 6 @ 6:30 pm
    Embassy of Italy

    SOAR! friends and benefactors will gather to honor Bishop William G. Curlin, Patricia McGuire and John F. Treseler.

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Sister Joan Buckley, RSM

August 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on Sister Joan Buckley, RSM

Sister Joan Buckley began playing the piano at the age of six. Today, at the age of 85, she continues to play the organ at daily mass at McAuley Convent in Merion, PA, the retirement center where she lives with 48 other Sisters of Mercy.

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