Live Your Dream Award
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.
The Live Your Dream Awards involves three levels of cash awards. The program begins at the local Soroptimist club-level, where award amounts vary. Local-level award recipients become eligible for region-level awards of either $3,000 or $5,000. Region-level award recipients then become eligible to receive one of three international-level awards of $10,000.
Since the Live Your Dream Awards program began in 1972, about $30 million in education grants have been disbursed to assist tens of thousands of women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families. In 2007, the program received the Associations Advance America Summit Award—ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership's highest level of recognition.
Interested in applying for the Live Your Dream Awards? For more information on the award, go to:
Live Your Dream Award
SI of the San Tans
Soroptimist means “best for women” and that’s what we strive to be – an organization of women at their best helping other women to be their best. As a volunteer organization of business and professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams. Soroptimist’s mission is to improve the lives of women and girls, in our local communities and throughout the world. Soroptimist members belong to local clubs, which determine the focus of volunteer work and support to their communities.
We help women and children locally and internationally by:
- supporting moms who are financial heads of households pursing an education
- assisting girls facing obstacles to success
- giving to families with health issues and facing homelessness
- working to prevent domestic violence and sexual trafficking
- participating in programs providing food assistance and combating poverty
- empowering women to reach their potential
SI of the San Tans (SIST) is based in Chandler, AZ and meets Thursdays at noon to conduct program meetings with guest speakers and business meetings to plan our fundraising events and community service activities.
Our club has been serving the East Valley since January 1984 and is a part of the Golden West Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas and Soroptimist International, the second largest non-governmental organization in the United Nations with over 100,000 members in 110 countries around the world. In addition to local projects, we use our international voice and consultative status with United Nations committees to advocate on the behalf of women’s issues.
Each spring we have our inspirational Awards Luncheon where we give cash grants to head-of-household women seeking to improve their lives through education or training in order to Live their Dreams.
- Live Your Dream Awards – for women who are financial heads of household and need training, education or upgraded skills to earn a livable wage.
- Non-Profit Partner Award - to a local organization with programs supporting women and/or girls
- Saturday of Service - dedicating the first Saturday of March toward volunteering with a non-profit organization in the community
- Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls - a program to help girls in secondary schoosl who face obstacles to their future success, providing them with access to professional role models and career education
- Food drives and cell phone collections - for the local food bank and the Victim Services division of Chandler Police Deparment
- Fall Gratitude Gathering– members and friends gather before Thanksgiving to share things we are grateful for; this is an inspirational luncheon with stories, poems, laughs and tears
Soroptimist International of the San Tans
P.O. Box 1213
Chandler, AZ 85244
Soroptimist International of the San Tans is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.