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Violet Richardson Award

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This is a program conducted by Soroptimist of Rim of the World.  As a volunteer service organization, Soroptimist believes that by acknowledging young women’s volunteer involvement now, they will grow up to be vital active members of the community.

Violet Richardson

Honoring Young Women 14 - 17 of age for Volunteer Action
Named for the president of the first Soroptimist club, the Violet Richardson Award honors girls who are making a difference through volunteer service. Richardson believed in personal responsibility and the motto, “It’s what you do that counts.” She lived her life accordingly , as an active member in her community who was committed to creating opportunities for girls and young women.  
Each year, our Soroptimist club honors young ladies who donate their time and energy to causes that make the community and world a better place  - such as working to end discrimination and poverty, assisting women and children who are victims of domestic violence, or mentoring young girls. 
The young lady is recognized at a luncheon and awarded a monetary gift to be shared with her charity of choice. 


2024 Winner
Evelyn Griggs

Previous Award Winners

2023 - Jessica Stufkosky

2022 - Olivia Reed
2021 - Covid
2020 - Kelly V. Kelley
2019 - Amber Armellini
2018 - Madison Oaks
2017 - Mollie Korsten
2016 - Dianna Vega
2015 - Laurielle Schwab
2014 - Chelsea Smith
2013 - Celine Wall
2012 - Lauryn Hopper
2011 - Shahad Tafich
2010 - Tamara Win

Violet Richardson Award


Who is the Violet Richardson Award Honoree?
• A young woman who is caring, compassionate, creative and most of all committed to making the world a better place.
• A young woman who has demonstrated leadership and initiative in both identifying a problem and in trying to solve it. Taking a first step in making a difference in the world shows both leadership and initiative.
• A young woman who has had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as a volunteer.

• Applicants must be young women 14 to 18 years of age.
• Applicants must be engaged in volunteer activity.

Applications only accepted for clubs within Founder Region, which include Northern California, Hawaii, Guam & the Mariana Islands  Not all clubs in our region participate in the Violet Richardson Program.  Contact a club in your community first before completing your application and to obtain submission information..

Interested Applicants should apply with these 2 forms:
Violet Richardson Award Application Form
Violet Richardson Award Media Consent Form 

Deadline for application submission to clubs is December 15 of each year.

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