At the May meeting of the SOAR! board of directors, members approved grants for a total of $1,125,621 to 644 religious congregations of women and men in 19 states.
Sister Francis Raftery and Father Benedict J. Groeschel will be the honorees at the 24th annual benefit dinner for Support Our Aging Religious (SOAR!). The dinner will take place at The Union League Club in Manhattan on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 beginning at 6pm. The dinner benefits the frail and elderly religious through grants for everything from life saving medical equipment to repair and construction costs.
At the winter meeting of the SOAR! board of directors, members approved 44 grants for a total of $3/4 million to 44 religious congregations of women and men in 17 states. These grants will benefit almost 3,000 women and men religious at a median age of 79.