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Mariposa Soroptimists

Who We Are
Soroptimist is an International volunteer organization for business and professional women working on projects that improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Our name “Soroptimist” is a coined Latin word which means “best for women.”

Founded in 1921, Soroptimist has approximately 95,000 members in 120 countries and territories. Soroptimist members belong to local clubs which determine community focus projects and programs in addition to supporting organization-wide programs, all of which benefit women and girls. Soroptimist members belong to local clubs, which determine the focus of volunteer work to their communities.

Mariposa Soroptimist¬†was chartered in December 1965.¬† Members participate in fund raising and service activities in support of local programs targeting youth at risk, domestic violence and women’s health. In addition, Mariposa Soroptimists participate in organization-wide programs including the Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards, Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls, the Soroptimist Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence, the Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women and the Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award.

Soroptimist  Mission
To improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.

Soroptimist Vision
Be the leading international organization of business and professional women united through volunteer efforts to enable women and girls to live their dreams, take control of their lives, and live according to their own values.

Soroptimist is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit tax exempt organization