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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.

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

LOCATION: 303 E 1st St, Whitefish, MT 59937


Whitefish Soroptimists International presented $36,000.00 in scholarship and grant money to Flathead area students at a lovely Recognition Dinner and Ice Cream Bar on April 22nd, 2019. Both award categories listed were increased from previous years to benefit more students with career goals in service to others.

The Soroptimist “Live Your Dream” awards - provide cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training. Eligible women are the primary financial providers for themselves and their dependents and are attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program.

Memorial Scholarships - To High School Senior boys and girls; awards are based on academic achievements, financial need and career goals in service to others. This year we have expanded the program considerably to include all five area high schools.

Local students receiving educational scholarships

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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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LOCATION: 303 E 1st St, Whitefish, MT 59937

Phone: (406) 862-3330

In The News

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

Upcoming Events

● April 25-28 NWR Conference.

● June 10 - 6:00 pm End Of Year Business & Dinner Meeting / Soroptimist Park