Soroptimist International of Saratoga County

Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Approximately 80,000 Soroptimists in 130 countries and territories support community–based and global projects benefiting women and girls.

For more information about Soroptimist and programs that improve the lives of women and girls, visit Soroptimist.org.

Latest News

Dec 04, 2016

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County announces the availability of $25,000 in grant funding for organizations that serve the needs of women and girls in Saratoga County. These awards, given by the club each year, seek to improve the lives and quality of life of women and girls in our local community. Please visit our Fund Distributions Grants page to download a copy of the application. Completed applications must be received by January 31, 2017. 

Nov 03, 2016

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) is excited about our 2017 Cabin Fever event! Cabin Fever, an annual fundraising luncheon, provides a platform for individuals to gather, network, and raise money for a tremendous cause – improving the lives of women and children locally, nationally and internationally. Soroptimist International, our umbrella organization, disburses more than $1.6 million annually, benefiting 1,300 women through its cornerstone program called Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women.

Additionally, Cabin Fever attendees are delighted to hear remarks from our notable speakers. In 2017, we are thrilled to welcome Mrs. Kasey Mathews as our keynote presenter.

Kasey Mathews, a writer and teacher who has been asked to speak before the US Congress, will share her message that life’s challenges are really opportunities in disguise. Kasey’s book, Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood, chronicles her transformation into becoming an advocate when her second child arrived unexpectedly at 25 weeks, weighing just over a pound.  

After the book’s release, Kasey became a featured speaker, traveling around the country, speaking to groups ranging from fireside book group gatherings and women’s organizations; to company award banquets, medical conferences, and radio and television programs.  Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood won the New Hampshire Writer’s Project Reader’s Choice award, and was a featured book on the Random House book site Bibliophile.

With a newly expanded mission, and the launch of her website – The Usual Magic, Kasey is inspiring women to find more meaning, purpose and balance in their lives.  Her work includes A Mom's Guide to Creating a Magical Life, a series of online workshops, and her blog – Awaken the Magic. Kasey is currently at work on her second book, in which she illustrates the journey of overcoming the year-long traumatic period in which her family experienced three broken legs, four surgeries, a lost dog and several other assorted miracles!

You can learn more about Kasey Mathews at www.kaseymathews.com

For more detailed information about this event, see the Cabin Fever 2017 Brochure.

Please click here to learn how to become an event sponsor or donate to our silent auction.

Oct 04, 2016

Please join us on Thursday October 20, from 6-8 PM at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club. Women who are in interested in learning about the Soroptimist organization and their programs are invited. Click here for more information on how to register for this evening of information, social engagement and refreshments.

Sep 29, 2016

SISC is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Violet Richardson Award. The Violet Richardson Award honors a young women between the ages of 14 and 17 for her volunteer action. SISC will provide the award recipient with a cash award of $500.00 and a matching award of $500.00 to the organization she supports. Applications are due December 31.

More information and the application form can be found at the Violet Richardson page

Sep 26, 2016

We are accepting applications for the 2017 Live Your Dream Award. Applications are due November 15. More information and the application form can be found at the Live Your Dream Award page.

Jul 11, 2016

Garden tour shows off local gardens, creative spaces - SARATOGA SPRINGS >> A group of Spa City gardens got a little watering and a lot of visitors over the... Click here to read the entire article by Lauren Halligan.  

Jul 09, 2016

Tickets are $20 in advance. They are $25 on day of tour, available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Visitor Center, 297 Broadway. That is also the time and place for picking up tickets that were ordered online or by U.S. mail. 

Advance tickets are no longer available online, but may be purchased during business hours through July 9 at any retail Cudney’s Dry Cleaners location, the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 297 Broadway and Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway. 
The ticket, which is required for entrance to the gardens, consists of descriptions of the gardens and a map with suggested driving directions. Some gardens are clustered within walking distance of one another. 
Jun 20, 2016

On July 10, 2016 Soroptimist International of Saratoga County will host the 22nd Annual Secret Gardens Tour. The Secret Gardens Tour offers a rare opportunity to explore some of the premier private gardens throughout the Saratoga area. Click here to download a printable form that explains how and where to buy tickets to the July 10 Secret Gardens Tour. Click here to reserve your tickets online. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on day of tour.

Join Secret Garden Tour participants at the 2 West Bar & Grille on the day of the tour. To celebrate the 22nd Secret Gardens Tour, 2 West Bar & Grille will donate 20% of all purchases on July 10 when you mention "Secret Gardens Tour" to your server. Click here to learn more. Remember to make a reservation if you plan to join us after 5:00 p.m.

Thank you to Northshire Bookstore of Saratoga for its donations of proceeds from June 4 and 5, and to all who "shopped for Soroptimists" those days, supporting both our local independent book seller as well as the Secret Gardens Tour beneficiaries. Also, thank you to Northshire for continuing to sell tickets and promoting the July 10 Secret Gardens Tour!

May 16, 2016

Thank you to the generous Ned Chapman and his team at Sunnyside Gardens and the wonderful vendors who provided a lovely Sunny Days Are Here Again event on Friday, May 13 at Sunnyside. What a great way to kick off thinking about the July 10 Secret Gardens Tour, and to start getting our own gardens ready for summer. A portion of proceeds from the evening will benefit the programs and projects supported by Soroptimists. 

Oct 15, 2013

working together

SISC President Nancy Trimbur and member Joan Gerhardt had the opportunity to be interviewed on LookTV about SISC's partnership with DVRC and Project Hope and Power. The interview has been posted on LookTV's website. Scroll down the page to the interview videos and click on the appropriate link.