Soroptimist International of Gig Harbor (SIGH) was chartered in 2007 and is one of the youngest Soroptimist clubs in the Puget Sound area. SIGH is part of a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
Through our fundraising efforts, we have been able to provide funding to various community organizations. Here are some of the projects that help the lives of women and girls in the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula communities:
The Minerva Scholarship Fund (Minerva) provides scholarships to adult women from Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula area who are returning to school after taking time off to work and raise their families. Minerva was created in 1991 by three members of the Gig Harbor Branch of the American Association of University Women who shared a vision of the importance of higher education for women. Minerva has grown into a thriving funding source for many accomplished students. In 2016, the 11 recipients ranged in age from their 20’s to 50’s and are studying in a variety of fields including creative writing, museum studies, criminal justice and nursing.
Please join Soroptimist International of Gig Harbor on Thursday, January 26, 2017, when we will hear from Elizabeth Robinson, Board Member of Minerva, to learn about the organization’s founders, their vision and some of its recent scholars.
President: Nita Sutich Vice President: Sharie Marquett Secretary: Kristen Sutich Treasurer: Sue Meyer Website: Kristi Lovgren
Soroptimist International of Gig Harbor
P.O. Box 2761
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Attending monthly meetings is the best way to learn all about the club. Currently, meetings are conducted on the fourth Thursday evening of every month. Meetings include a business portion followed by a guest speaker, special event, or presentation. Light dinner is provided and the meeting is open to all members and guests. If you are interested in attending one of these meetings as a guest, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com for additional details and location.
Did you know that Amazon will make a donation to Soroptimist International of Gig Harbor when you make a purchase? It's a simple and easy way to support our efforts to help women and girls in our local community.
To sign up, go to Amazon Smile and select "Soroptimist International of Gig Harbor"as your charity. Amazon will donate 0.5% of all purchases you make.
Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.
Donate to SIGH
SIGH’s main focus is to provide needed services and financial assistance to women and girls in our local community. Find out more about improving the lives of girls and women in our community on our donation page.