Founded in 1921, Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who provide volunteer service to their communities. Almost 93,000 Soroptimists in 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community based and international projects benefiting women and girls.
The name Soroptimist means “best for women” and that’s what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best working together to help other women to be their best.
Soroptimists participate in organization-wide programs that include:
Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence;
Women's Opportunity Awards - grants given to women head of households to assist with going back to school expenses;
Ruby Award (Making a Difference for Women Award) - honoring innovative women dedicated to bettering the lives of women and girls;
the Violet Richardson Award - given to teens ages 14 - 17 to recognize their volunteer work.
With these programs and local club scholarship and other programs, the lives of women and girls are changed.
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