Young Women Making a Difference


Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022-23 Young Women Making a Difference Award.

Anabelle Lila Brueggermann, a senior at Saratoga Springs High School, was recognized for her leadership role in creating and working with “Stories for Success”, a non-profit organization that promotes childhood literacy. The video below features Anabelle as she describes the organization and her volunteer role.

The Young Women Making a Difference Award is provided annually to recognize Volunteer Action in our Community.

Who can apply?

  • Young women between the ages of 14 and 18
  • Must make a difference through volunteer action
  • Must live in Saratoga County
    (Note: Relatives of Soroptimist members are not eligible for this

What is the award?

  • Winners are eligible to receive cash awards for themselves and the charitable organization of their choice.
  • The 2022-2023 award was $500 to the award winner and $500 to the volunteer organization.

What qualities are sought in applicants?

  • Young women who have demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it and/or Applicants who have significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers.
  • Volunteer actions that benefit women and girls are especially valued.

How do I apply?

The 2022-23 round of the Young Women Making a Difference Award is now closed.

The 2023-24 round will be announced later this year and applications will be available at this website. For more information, e-mail


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