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About Soroptimists


Soroptimist Desert Tucson is a service club of women volunteers helping disadvantaged Tucson women and teen girls complete their education. Our two signature "Dream Programs" focus on education because it is known to be the most effective path for empowering females to advance economically. With education, we can create better lives for ourselves, our families and our communities...so our goal as Soroptimists is to help make that possible.

Our Tucson club is part of a global non-profit organization of about 75,000 women volunteers making Dreams possible in more than 120 countries around the world. Use this map to find a club near you. 

We partner with industry leaders Google, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC and The Torrid Foundation

Soroptimist members develop a real bond working together but we are also friends. Our club slogan is "Women Joined in Service through Friendship". Come see what we're about. Join us for a social, a meeting, or our annual Live Your Dream Awards to get to know us and help us make a difference in the lives of women and girls.

The name, Soroptimist, means best for women, and that’s what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.

Soroptimist Desert Tucson - Then

For the first 40 years, Tucson Soroptimists focused primarily on raising money for local organizations with programs serving women and girls. We've aided women dealing with domestic violence, sex trafficking, addiction, homelessness and much more. We provided seed money for several well-known Tucson non-profits and volunteered with these programs. 

We stayed mostly in the background with few people knowing who we are. Much of our focus was on the organizations we were helping to fund. For example, our last big donation was $50,000 to YWCA's Y-Works program. 

Soroptimist Desert Tucson - Now


In recent years, both the global organization and our local club has shifted focus to funding and growing our own Dream Programs for women and girls! We're working to get the word out about who we are and the work we do. We are "Women Joined in Service Through Friendship". We hope you check us out and join us in our mission as a club member or supporter.