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Soroptimist Whitefish

A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Soroptimist Vision & Mission

Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.

Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and 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.


16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Soroptimist International of Whitefish has distributed orange wooden silhouettes of women throughout Flathead County as part of the “Orange the World” 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign.

In recent years, the voices of survivors and activists, through campaigns such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, among others, have reached a crescendo. Advocates understand that while the names and contexts may differ across geographic locations, women and girls everywhere are experiencing abuse and their stories need to be brought to light, according to the Whitefish Soroptimists’ Human Trafficking Committee.

Soroptimist International is a global organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Programs We Support

Empowering Women with Opportunity Through Education improves the lives of women and girls through grants and programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

STOP Trafficking Campaign

A multi-dimensional approach to end sex trafficking including raising awareness, assisting victims, preventing sexual slavery, and advocating for better laws and enforcement.

Dream It, Be It Program

Soroptimist clubs will work in partnership with girls in small groups or a conference setting to provide them with the information and resources they want and need to be successful.

Donation Request Form

Soroptimist International of Whitefish welcomes the opportunity to help those in need, especially those within our community.

Wednesday Soroptimist Sweethearts

Working together, these women volunteers raise more than $200,000 each year for charitable projects making a difference for woman and girls, locally and all over the world. 

The Thrift Haus

The Thrift Haus at the corner of Lupfer and First in Whitefish, Montana is the financial engine that fuels most of the contributions for our club.

With the generous donations from our community, we sort, stock and resell these gently used goods all with 100% volunteer power by our members.

Donations (clean and in good condition please!) may be dropped off at any time at the east door; signs will direct donors.

Since we’re a 501 C-3 nonprofit, donations are tax-deductible and we provide donation receipts upon request.

You read more about the history by reading The Little Thrift Haus That Could. 

HOURS: Wednesday - Friday, 12-5 | Saturday, 12-4



We Welcome New Members to Soroptimist Whitefish

We are honored to have Cheryl, Hope and Linda as part of our Soroptimist Whitefish organization.

Latest From Our Blog

Soroptimist-Whitefish human trafficking

Diane, Jenn F., Annie, Jane and Bonnie attended the SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE AGAINST TRAFFICKING, (SWCAT for short)  January 11-13 in Ontario, CA.

This conference coincided with Dr. Martin Luther Kings birthday to reflect Dr. Kings dream of living a world without slavery.

Soroptimist was well represented. Keynote speakers were Dawn Marie Lemonds – current president of Soroptimist International and Alice Wells – past president of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a federation of 21 countries, territories, and is the Past President of Soroptimist International – in 133 countries and territories.

<Read the full blog post here>

Live Your Dream Awards - $22,000 Scholarships

Soroptimist Thank You!

Although I cannot be there in person this evening, I want to extend my most sincere gratitude to you all for this generous scholarship The financial burden of pursuing a college education can be very intimidating, and I feel so privileged that your generosity has helped to lessen that burden on myself and my family so that I can continue my undergraduate education at St. Olaf College.

I am loving every minute of my time at Olaf and look forward to pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology after I graduate, hopefully splitting my time between psychotherapy practice and teaching college classes. Those goals would not be possible without your support.

When people ask me about what it was like to be raised in Montana, I always mention that it meant I got to be a part of the unique community atmosphere fostered by small town living and kind hearted people Your organization has exemplified those merits, and you have my sincerest gratitude - Meredith Grace Stolte

Dear Soroptimist of Whitefish,

Thank you very much for awarding me the Past Presidents Scholarship again. Your financial assistance has helped me so much throughout my education and I am very grateful for your support.  I am currently on national exchange to the University of Hawai'i at Hilo on the Big Island, which has been an incredible opportunity and it wouldn't have been possible without this scholarship.

I will return to the mainland in May and graduate from Montana State University with a major in statistics and a minor in music. After graduation, I plan to live and work in Montana. 

Thank you again for all of your support; it means so much to me. 

Sincerely, Brittany Barnes

Soroptomist Meredith-Grace-Stolte
Live Your Dream / Meredith Grace Stolte
Past Presidents Scholarship | Brittany Barnes

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Executive Board

  • President - Jen Fugatt
  • President Elect - Bonnie Baker
  • Vice President - Sherry Mayeaux
  • Treasurer - Diane Yarus
  • Assistant Treasurer - Mary Drew Powers
  • Secretary - Dawn Cope

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In The News

SOROPTIMIST AWARDS $22,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS - Whitefish Pilot - March 21, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • Dinner Meeting, 6:30, Nov. 26th, Rocky Mountain Lodge
  • *Special Meeting, 6:30 - 8:30, Dec. 6th, Rocky Mountain Lodge -*members only
  • Business Meeting, 6:30, Dec. 10th, Rocky Mountain Lodge