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About SOAR!

Support Our Aging Religious, Inc. (SOAR!) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization which 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.

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Through the generosity of its donors, SOAR! augments the efforts of the institutional Church by distributing grants to congregations across the United States. These grants help ensure the safety, comfort and dignity of our aging religious.

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In the spring of 1986, a group of Catholic and non-Catholic lay people were galvanized by an article in The Wall Street Journal about the severity of the retirement crisis for religious. Shortly thereafter, SOAR! was born.

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The members of SOAR!’s board, who come from across the United States, offer their expertise in areas of finance, legal matters, fundraising, event planning, outreach and process development.

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The staff of SOAR! run the national office based in Washington D.C. on a day-to-day basis, ensure the smooth functioning of the organization and implement the goals and objectives of SOAR!’s board.

Meet Our Staff

Annual Reports

SOAR!’s annual reports show that the organization is responsible with the trust placed in it by its donors and the aging religious, as well as by the congregations who benefit from its grants.

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