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We Are Soroptimist

Soroptimist International of Alhambra, San Gabriel, San Marino strives to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world by raising awareness of their needs and obstacles to success, and by providing services and support to achieve their dreams.

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Our History


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.

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Our Mission


Soroptimists transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.

Our Vision

Is a community of diverse, dynamic and dedicated leaders who empower women and girls to achieve their full potential and have an equal global voice.

"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams."

Oprah Winfrey

Apply for the Veronica Thee Service Awards

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We have set a goal through our Dream Big Campaign of investing in the dreams of half a million women and girls. 

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Donate to Soroptimist Alhambra, San Gabriel, San Marino through Give Lively! 


Interested in becoming a member? Send us an email!

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