Soroptimist International of St. Helena is part of a global volunteer movement, founded nearly a century ago here in Northern California.
Officially recognized by the United Nations, Soroptimist is a non-profit that advocates on behalf of women and girls in some 130 countries. Our network of members doesn’t just speak for women and girls—we also act on their behalf by making available educational and professional programming targeted at females of all age groups.
Soroptimist in St. Helena
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.
Why women and girls?
Throughout history women and girls have faced additional obstacles and discrimination solely because of their gender. As an organization of business and professional women, we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams.
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:
- Girl of Merit Award
- Violet Richardson Award
- Marnie Cunningham Memorial Award
- Greta Ericson Achievement Award
- Jeanne Bothe Memorial Award
- Live Your Dream Award
- Women Helping Women Assistance Grant
Events & Happenings
Soroptimist of St. Helena Cookbook. Now Available in Stores and Online!
Soroptimist of St. Helena’s most treasured recipes in one collection. The proceeds of this cookbook will help fund the club’s Dream programs, including scholarships and grants benefitting women and girls across the Napa Valley and beyond. This one-time collection includes recipes from storied Napa Valley homes and restaurants and also favorite local chefs like Cindy Pawlcyn and Alexandra Phelps among others. Investing for good never tasted so good.