SOAR Fox Cities Executive Director Erin Schultz (Right) and Special Olympics Program Coordinator Holly Volkman (Left) accept a $3,000 grant awarded by the Green Bay Packer Foundation. Included in this photo and presenting the award is Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy (Center).

GREEN BAY, Wis. (December 5, 2018)—SOAR Fox Cities Executive Director Erin Schultz and Special Olympics Program Coordinator recently accepted a $3,000 grant award from the Green Bay Packers Foundation at an awards luncheon at Lambeau Field. The Green Bay Packers Foundation awarded $800,000 to 230 civic and Charitable groups throughout the state of Wisconsin in its annual distribution of grants. Jerry Ganoni, chairperson of the Foundation, made the announcement.

“The support from the Green Bay Packer Foundation means a great deal to us.” said SOAR Fox Cities Executive Director Erin Schultz. “It not only helps to fund one of our largest programs, but also provides a stage for SOAR to stand on. I want to say THANK YOU to the Green Bay Packers Foundation, the Green Bay Packers Organization and all of their supporters for helping support SOAR Fox Cities and our Special Olympics Program!”      

Overall, including four recent $250,000 impact grants awarded to the Center for Childhood Safety Inc., Encompass Early Education and Care, Inc., HSHS St. Vincent/St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and Give BIG Green Bay, $1.8 million was awarded through Foundation grants this year.

The total amounted donated is a new Foundation donation record.

The recipient groups were guests at a luncheon in the Lambeau Field Atrium, which honored the outstanding efforts and services performed by each of the organizations. Of the Foundation’s contributions Wednesday, 30 grants – aggregating $107,500 – were awarded to Brown County organizations. Additional grants, totaling $692,500, were made to 200 other groups around the state.

This year’s grant cycle focuses on organizations that will direct the funds toward the need areas of arts and culture, athletics and education causes. In 2019, the focus areas will be animal welfare, civic and community, environmental, health and wellness including drug/alcohol and domestic violence. For more information about the grant cycles, please visit



Contact: Erin Schultz, MSW, Executive Director

SOAR Fox Cities, Inc.

211 E. Franklin St., Ste. A

Appleton, WI 54911

920.731.9831 x116

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