We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at Soroptimist International of Staten Island. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our organization and help to strengthen our operations.
LIVE YOUR DREAM AWARDS
Chair: Comfort Asanbe
Soroptimist's Live Your Dream Awards program is a unique education grant for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.
DREAM IT, BE IT
Chair: Janet McFarland and Jennifer Bollinger
Although all girls face barriers because of their gender, we prioritize working with girls who have additional obstacles including poverty, unstable home lives, living in foster care, or teen motherhood. Soroptimist clubs work in partnership with girls in small groups or a conference setting to provide them with the information and resources they want and need to be successful.
RUBY AWARDS LUNCHEON
Chair: Angie De Pompo Seff
The Ruby Awards are our annual awards celebrating local women and their accomplishments. Typically a Sunday luncheon in the full it is also our biggest fundraiser of the year. The committee helps plan, solicit donations and ads.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS
Chair: Christine Zall & Tina Belcher Murphy
Each year we select a few local organizations to give back to.
Chair: Ellen Mitchel
This committee helps make sure our bylaws are up to date and help guide us ensure we are following said bylaws.
WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA
Chair: Lauren Aquino
In an effort to stay relevant and engaged with both current and prospective members, we've revamped our website and keep our social media updated.
Chair: Rosemary DeFiglio
Our award winning newsletter keeps our members informed and up to date on all club happenings.
Chair: Tina Bilcher-Murphy
This committee is tasked with reaching out to prospective members and on--boarding new members.