A global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
Celebrating Women - Soroptimist Whitefish
The mission of Soroptimist International of Whitefish is to help women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams. On May 10th, we celebrated the many Soroptimist International programs and the women we support in our community. Thank you to all that attended and celebrated with us!
Emcees -- Victoria Gabaldon and Jessica Hugh, at our Celebrate Women event on May 10th, 2023
Hilary Shaw, Executive Director of Abbie Shelter, one of the grant recipients from SI Whitefish this year
Tonya Price-Konopka introduces Vanessa Palmer, one of our Live Your Dream recipients this past year
Sara Parr and Norma MacKenzie, co-chairs of our scholarship committee
Scholarship Recipient and Soroptimist Whitefish committee members
LuAnn Basirico, chair of the Smile of Hope committee with Maria Medina, a recipient of dental care
Diane Yarus, president of SI Whitefish
Bonnie Baker, Human Trafficking Committee, with Sean Sullivan from the Flathead County Sheriff's department
Whitefish Thrift Haus: Mary Witbrod, Norma McKenzie, Louise Porter-Hahn, and Manager, Angie Burger
Soroptimist Vision & Mission
Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.
A global volunteer organization that provides women
and girls with access to the education and training
they need to achieve economic empowerment.
Soroptimist International of the Americas is committed to:
- Gender Equality: Women and girls live free from discrimination.
- Empowerment: Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest.
- Education: Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education.
- Diversity & Fellowship: Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls.
Programs We Support
This award improves the lives of women and girls through grants and programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
Apply for the Live Your Dream Award. Application deadline is Nov. 15.
A multi-dimensional approach to end sex trafficking including raising awareness, assisting victims, preventing sexual slavery, and advocating for better laws and enforcement.
- President: Diane Yarus
- President Elect: Tonya Price-Konopka
- Past President: Betsy Kohnstamm
- Secretary: Cindra Stahl
- Treasurer: Sue Harding
- Vice-Treasurer: Karen Crittenden