Awards & Grants...
Janet Pfeiler Soroptimist
Club Grant 2014:
Deadline June 1, 2014
Funds provided by Soroptimist International Northeastern
In Honor of Past Governor, Janet Pfeiler
For her lifelong commitment to helping women
Applications are available in both
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The Club Grant will be given to start up or continue a club project
that benefits women.
Total budget for club awards is between $1,500-$2,000. Proposal
should request a specific amount (in $500 increments) and tailor the
budget accordingly. The number of awards given will be based on
Estimated 2-4 clubs may be recipients of awards average $500 to
Violet Richardson Award:
Named for the president of the first Soroptimist club, the Violet
Richardson Award honors girls who are making a difference through
volunteer service. Each year, Soroptimist clubs honor girls who
donate their time and energy to causes that make the community and
world a better placeó such as working to end discrimination and
poverty, assisting women and children who are victims of domestic
violence, or mentoring young girls. Volunteer actions that
benefit women and girls are particularly valued.
The program begins on the Soroptimist club
level in which the monetary award is determined by the individual
club. Club recipients are then eligible for additional awards at
the region level. Each club winner is
forwarded for judging on the region level where one winner is chosen
to receive a first place award of $1,000 with an additional $1,000
contributed to the charitable organization
of the recipientís choice, both of which are funded by
Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA). The first place
region winner is then sent to SIA where one
winner is chosen to receive a finalist award, which includes a
contribution of $2,500 to the charitable organization of the
Live Your Dream Awards:
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Womenís
Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of
financial support for their families, the opportunity to achieve
their career goals by giving them the resources they need to improve
their education, skills and employment prospects.
In addition to providing the primary financial
support for their families, eligible applicants must be enrolled in,
or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an
undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need.
The program begins at the local Soroptimist club
level where the amount of the award is determined by each
individual club. Each club winner is then forwarded for judging on
the Region level where one winner is chosen to receive a first place
award of $5,000, which is funded by Soroptimist International of the
Americas (SIA). The first place region winner is then sent to SIA to
compete for one of three $10,000 finalist
Each year, Soroptimist International of the Americas awards
in excess of $150,000 in club grants to more than 30
Soroptimist clubs that are initiating or continuing
innovative projects that benefit women and girls.
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The Womenís Opportunity Awards program is
Soroptimistís major service project.
The 2009 Violet Richardson Award Recipient for Soroptimist
International of the Americas was selected from the Northeastern
Region, submitted by the Greater Bridgeport Club:
All award forms are
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