Helping women and girls live their dreams

When women help other women, amazing things happen! Our clubs and members breathe life into our programs and truly come together to make a difference for women and girls worldwide.

Soroptimist Cleveland was chartered in 2019 as a service organization for business and professional women who strive to improve the lives of women and girls, locally & throughout the world. We have over 25 active members and are growing each year.

Soroptimist was formed in 1921 in Oakland, California, at a time when women were not permitted to join service organizations. Our name, loosely translated from the Latin, means best for women. Today, we have about 120,000 members and supporters in 21 countries and territories. We are one of four federations that make up Soroptimist International, which has clubs in more than 120 countries throughout the world.

Soroptimist International

Thank you for supporting this fundraising effort! Proceeds of this activity will go to Soroptimist International of Cleveland, which contributes to projects such as:

  • Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women
  • Dream It, Be It Career Support for Girls
  • Be the Change Northeast Ohio Community Engagement Programs 

Since our charter, in April 2019 we have used our funds to have an impact through:

  • Awarded $10,000 in Live Your Dream Awards over 2 years 
  • Supported 40 Girls through Dream It, Be It for over 2 years 

Additionally, we have allocated $7,500 in Live Your Dream Awards for distribution in the Spring of 2022 and $500 to support our third Dream It, Be It Program from funds raised in the 2020-2021 Club Year.