Successful Benefit Held on Jan. 11 in Naples, Florida, to Benefit SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious)

The benefit was hosted by Michele and Thomas Harrison at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club to raise funds for the Catholic non-profit

Presentation to the audience by Sister Kathleen

Michele and Thomas Harrison hosted a reception on Jan. 11 at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club for the benefit of SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious), a Washington, D.C.-based Catholic non-profit organization.

SOAR! raises funds to support aging Sisters, Priests and Brothers across the United States, whose congregations are faced with a financial deficit for their retirement needs. 

Sister Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM, SOAR! president, and Sister Peggy Scarano, OP, SOAR! regional representative, spoke about the unfunded retirement liability facing Catholic religious communities of women and men. 

Michele Harrison said, “We have to raise awareness of the needs of aging religious. They did so much for me and my family. Now it’s our turn to help them.”

About SOAR!:

SOAR! supports the efforts of the institutional Church, distributing grants to congregations across the country to address immediate practical needs and ensure the safety, comfort and dignity of the aging religious. For information regarding SOAR! and how you can help, visit

Media Contact: 
Michele Harrison
Phone: 239.580.9889

Source: SOAR!


Categories: Non Profit, Religion

Tags: catholic non-profit, catholic religion, religion, Soar! Non-profit