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



   
    HONOREE DONORS
    Family & Friends
    in memory of Diane Knotch, 2018

    Sarah Kogut
    in memory of Evelyn Hurwicz

    Mary Cocchiarella & Jon Moller
    in memory of Irene Cocchiarella
 
    Sue Klaseus & Kathleen Larson
    in memory of their aunt Deloris Granaas
 
    LEADERS IN GIVING DONORS
    Thank you to for supporting Dreams
    Linda Brady 
    Susan Grafton 
    Karen Johnson
    Jerry Johnson 
    Barb Zeches




Soroptimist is an organization of women who use their collective power to provide other women and girls with the resources and opportunities they need to reach their full potential and live their dreams. Our unique focus on women and girls provides the opportunity to make a better world for ourselves, our daughters, and the generations of women to come. Soroptimist has helped 30,000 women through the Live Your Dreams education award. We also mentor girls through our Dream It, Be It program. Our Twin Cities club provides a $1,500 Live Your Dreams Award, welcome bags, birthday cards and gift cards to the women of Sarah's...an Oasis for Women, and many other service projects throughout the year.

 




The 2019 Live Your Dream Awards are now closed. We are in the process of picking 3 winner - local Twin Cities women, each with their own empowering story of overcoming adversity to work towards living their dreams. 


From one Soroptimist Twin Cities Live Your Dream 2019 Award winner - "I received the SI Award and check in the mail today thank you so much! I feel so honored. My daughter is doing a lot better and I really appreciate you working with us I would love to meet and talk with you all in the future. Thank you for all you do!" 









Soroptimist International President's Appeal


The 2017-19 International President's Appeal is the Women, Water & Leadership, a combination of 5 projects on 5 continents with a vision to empower women to become active leaders in water management. More specifically, these projects connect to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals 4 - quality education, 5 - gender equality and 6 - clean water and sanitation. For more information read about the December 10th President's Appeal and You

 

Donate directly President's Appeal Fund


Live Your Dreams


Soroptimist's 
annual Live Your Dream (LYD) scholarship awards are a cash award for women who are the head of their household, and have overcome adversity in their life, to pursue higher education. Beyond the cash, we provide continual mentoring, financial, and/or educational support for LYD winners so that they know there is a community of women there with them through every step of their journey.

LYD 2016-2017

Learn more Live Your Dream Award  
Watch Live Your Dream Video
Donate directly
 Live Your Dream Fund

Dream It Be It


Soroptimist's Dream It, Be It (DIBI) career support for girls program helps girls grow up to be strong, successful, happy adults. It targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success, providing them access to professional role models, career education and the resources to live their dreams. We partner with Minneapolis Cristo Rey High school for a 4 month long class teaching girls to make goals, identify obstacles develop supports, manage stress, and put plans into action to achieve their dreams.



Watch Dream It Be It Video 
Learn more Dream It Be It Impact



LiveYourDream.org


Soroptimist's LiveYourDream.org inspires people from all walks of life to live their dreams, while helping other disenfranchised women and girls to live theirs. The online community accomplishes lasting change through hands-on opportunities, awareness and advocacy efforts, and financial support. 






Learn more about WUNRN


Women's UN Report Network (WUNRN), based on a UN study, and led by Soroptimist member Lois Herman, addresses the human rights, oppression, and empowerment of women and girls all over the world. www.wunrn.com



Learn more about Days for Girls

Soroptimist partner, Days for Girls, is changing the status quo, through menstrual care solutions, health education, and income-generation opportunities. In less than 10 years, we’ve reached one million women and girls in 120+ countries on 6 continents. Learn more at Daysforgirls.org