SOAR Fox Cities, Inc., often referred to simply as SOAR, is excited to announce the hire of Erin N. Schultz as the organization’s new Executive Director.

Schultz joins the leadership team at SOAR with over 10 years of non-profit leadership experience, a significant portion of which has focused on program and organizational development, fund development, and strategic planning. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Marian University, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay’s Masters in Social Work Program, and completed a non-profit leadership certificate at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

Most recently Schultz served as the Executive Director of Hope House of Manitowoc County, Inc., a shelter program serving homeless families located along the Lakeshore in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. During her tenure with Hope House, Schultz lead the organization through a relocation to a new operating location and facilitated a capital campaign to help fund renovations to the new building and the move.

“I am beyond excited to have joined the amazing team that already exists at SOAR” Schultz notes. “I truly look forward to serving the nearly 1,200 individuals, families, and corporations from throughout the Fox Cities region that SOAR serves.” Schultz continues, “The mission of SOAR to empower people with differing abilities clearly spoke to me. I believe in the inherent ability EVERYONE holds and believe that every individual, regardless of ability, has something to share with the world.”

Schultz began with SOAR on January 8, 2018.

2017 Corn Roast scheduled for August 22

2017 Corn Roast Flyer with registration

SOAR Fox Cities Annual Corn Roast!

Tuesday, August 22nd from 5:30-8:00 PM

Location: Pierce Park (1035 W. Prospect Ave., Appleton)

Theme: “Celebrating Community”

There’s a lot to celebrate in the Fox Cities with so many organizations that make this community a great place to call home. Join us for a fun-filled night as we are joined by a variety of local organizations and community groups! Each will provide a game or activity for your enjoyment. An event you don’t want to miss! Fun for all ages!

Registration & Cost (Registration, including names of all attending, and payment is due August 14th.)

  • $5 per person (This applies to participants, family members, and caregivers.)
  • Or $25 per family/group home (up to 8 people.)
  • Children under 6 years old are free.

Þ Anyone who attends without registering in advance will be invoiced $10.

Þ No payments will be accepted at the park.

For Corn Roast questions, please contact Diane at 920-731-9831 ext. 100

Registration starting at 5:30, Meal starting at 6:00 PM



Camp Onaway 2017 Blasted Off To Outer Space

2017 Camp Onaway Space Camp hosted 47 campers for four nights and five days of jam packed action.  Campers took part in swimming, fishing, boating, mini golf, science experiments and nature activities.  They also launched rockets they built themselves up to 50 feet in the air.

The weather was great, the chain of lakes was beautiful and the company outstanding!  Here’s counting down to 2018 Camp Onaway!  If you can’t wait, remember we have two weekend camps and one 4 day camp that runs from 8 am-3 pm in August!  

Make I.T. SOAR Hires Autism Specialist

Please join us in welcoming Julie Biesterveld as the newest member of the staff at SOAR Fox Cities. Julie has had a passion for interacting with and learning from individuals with differing abilities since a very young age. She followed her heart and graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language Studies, a minor in Community Education, and a certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She began her career within the Autism community as a Line Therapist at Beyond Boundaries of Autism, later becoming a part-time Senior Therapist when they merged with Agnesian Healthcare out of Fond du Lac. Julie is thrilled to be a part of the Make I.T. SOAR team and is enthusiastic about supporting our mission. In her free time, you can find Julie spending time with her family and friends, practicing yoga, or staying active outdoors. Welcome Julie!