Soroptimist International (SI) Phoenix

Soroptimist International (SI) Phoenix

Soroptimist International of Phoenix is one of the largest Soroptimist clubs in the world, currently standing at 70 members. The membership representation ranges from presidents and other key executives of private companies to local, state and federal court judges, top local state and federal governmental administrative staff, heads of civic and social service organizations, and a number of attorneys and accountants.

Phoenix club members represent the downtown and central Phoenix communities. Through their service projects the club has been able to generate more than $30,000 a year for women and children in need.

Local History
Soroptimist International of Phoenix was chartered in 1936. Our Club, along with other Soroptimist Clubs in the Valley, founded Girls Ranch and Tumbleweed. Soroptimist International of Phoenix (SIP) supports a wide variety of charities helping women and children such as Unlimited Potential and Homeward Bound.

In addition to hands on community service through local projects, each year SIP awards more than $30,000 in grants for programs which further our goals.

SIP membership provides an enriching environment for women to develop friendships and to support each other while experiencing the satisfaction of their collective efforts to improve communities.

The essence of being a Soroptimist can be found in their pledge that outlines the ideals of the organization:

  • The Sincerity of Friendship
  • The Joy of Achievement
  • The Dignity of Service
  • The Integrity of Profession
  • The Love of Country

Impact

The heart of the Soroptimist mission is “improving the lives of women and girls”. Soroptimists work in the program areas of Economic and Social Development, Health, Education, Environment, Human Rights/Status of Women and International Goodwill and Understanding. Soroptimist International of Phoenix focuses its efforts on projects to assist women and children.

Soroptimist International of Phoenix, Inc., is part of a worldwide organization with a membership of over 85,000 business, professional, and executive women in 120 countries committed to community service and international goodwill and understanding. Soroptimist International was formed in 1921 in Oakland, California. Today Soroptimists work internationally on issues such as AIDs research, land mine eradication, and ending commercial sex trade. For more information go to : www.soroptimist.org

This year (2014-2015), Soroptimist International of Phoenix will be selecting three winners. The first, second and third place winners will be awarded $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 respectively to support their education goals. Visit http://siphx.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=609888&module_id=46520 for the application, reference document and additional information.