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
Soroptomist of Whitefish is taking applications for the
Soroptomist Live Your Dream Award, which is a cash
award of up to $2000 given to women who qualify.
The Live Your Dream Awards are given to women who
are the primary financial supporters of their families, and who seek to improve their lives by gaining additional skills, training, or education, and do not have the resources to do so.
The cash award is meant to offset any costs
associated with the recipient’s efforts to attain higher
education, including tuition, books, supplies, child care, or transportation costs.
Applicants must have financial need, are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills program or an undergraduate degree program.
Local and regional recipients of these awards are eligible to be considered for the National Live Your Dream award, sponsored by Soroptomist International of the Americas, a volunteer organization for women committed to improving the lives of women girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
Apply for the Live Your Dream Award online at
bit.ly/LYDA-apply or contact Soroptomist International of Whitefish at email@example.com.
A multi-dimensional approach to end sex trafficking including raising awareness, assisting victims, preventing sexual slavery, and advocating for better laws and enforcement.
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.
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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.
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
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- President - Jen Fugatt
- President Elect - Bonnie Baker
- Vice President - Sherry Mayeaux
- Treasurer - Diane Yarus
- Assistant Treasurer - Mary Drew Powers
- Secretary - Dawn Cope
Board Meeting, 9am Nov. 7th, at The Springs
Business Meeting, 6:30, Nov. 12th, Rocky Mountain Lodge
Dinner Meeting, 6:30, Nov. 26th, Rocky Mountain Lodge