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Grant Awards: 2017

SOAR! is pleased to announce its 2017 grant awardees!

SOAR! awards $1.2 million in grants

WASHINGTON ― At its May meeting, the board of directors for SOAR! – Support Our Aging Religious — approved $1.2 million in grants to assist aging Catholic Sisters, Brothers and Priests. These grants will be distributed to 70 Catholic religious congregations of men and women in 18 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico; they will [[…]

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SOAR! reaches Guidestar Platinum

SOAR! has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight changes SOAR! is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation like overhead ratios. To reach the Platinum level, SOAR! added extensive information [[…]

SOAR! celebrates religious life in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — At a May 20 reception at The California Club, Support Our Aging Religious, or SOAR!, honored Francis “Bud” Scully and Sister Joyce Meyer, PBVM for their contributions to and advocacy of Catholic religious life. Proceeds from this event benefited SOAR!, which offers grants to meet the immediate needs of aging Catholic sisters, brothers and [[…]

Spring 2017 ‘SOAR! NOTES’ Newsletter

In the spring newsletter, Bill and Kathy Lex share why they support SOAR!, religious say “thank you” and more. Read the newsletter.

Winter 2016 ‘SOAR! NOTES’ Newsletter

In the winter newsletter you will learn the story of how SOAR! helps with emergency grants, see pictures from our events and more. Read the newsletter.

Gala dinner celebrates “living legacy” of religious

WASHINGTON — “The debt I owe to religious women and men is infinite,” said Arlington Bishop Paul Loverde at the annual SOAR! gala dinner Friday. “There is no way I can ever fully repay it.” At its 30th anniversary gala Nov. 4 in Washington, SOAR! — Support Our Aging Religious — honorees paid tribute to [[…]

Donor reception held in Philadelphia

On Saturday, October 29, a reception for donors and new friends was held at the IHM Conference Center in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  Those attending learned how their help and that of our donors enhances the mission of SOAR! and brings safety, comfort and peace of mind to aging Sisters, Brothers and Priests.  The event, which [[…]

UPDATED: SOAR! responds to fire

On Wednesday morning, October 12, a fire broke out at St. Michael Villa,  a four-story retirement home for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. All the Sisters and the two priests in residence are safe and have temporary shelter. We thank God that no one at was hurt, and we keep [[…]

Fall 2016 ‘SOAR! Notes’ Newsletter

In the fall newsletter you will learn the story of how SOAR! was founded, read commentary from Frank Butler, see pictures from recent conferences and more. View the newsletter. 

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