Who we are
Since its establishment in 1954, the St. Helena chapter has carried on the Soroptimist tradition of helping women and girls achieve their goals. We believe the best way to improve the lives of women and girls is to improve their access to educational and professional training. To this end, we offer a host of unique scholarships and grants targeted at various age groups and opportunities. Through our annual crab feed, now in its 41st year, the club has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for these local programs.
Under the auspices of Soroptimist International’s “Dream Program,” the club gifted nearly $25,000 to deserving youth and women throughout the Napa Valley during its 2014/2015 calendar year. Through its outreach program, the club donated additional funds to a range of community service programs including the Napa County’s Child Protective Services’ Kases for Kids, Blood Centers of the Pacific, the American Red Cross, Paws for Healing, St. Helena Food Pantry, St. Helena High School Agricultural Program/FFA, and Girls on the Run. For more information on its service projects, please click here.
Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.
Soroptimist International is a vibrant, dynamic organization for today’s professional and business women. We are committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential,Â realize aspirationsÂ and have anÂ equal voiceÂ in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.
- Human rights for all
- Global peace and international goodwill
- Advancing women’s potential
- Integrity and democratic decision making
- Volunteering, diversity and friendship
Soroptimist International will improve the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment or enabling opportunities