Violet Richardson Award

The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women between the ages of 14 and 17 who make the world a better place through their volunteer efforts. Violet Richardson was Soroptimist International’s first club president from Oakland, California in 1921. A woman of action, whose indomitable spirit and sense of personal responsibility were demonstrated by her lifelong commitment to volunteering in her community.
The Violet Richardson Award program begins at the local Soroptimist club level, where the type of award varies from a certificate and recognition at a club meeting or special event, to a monetary gift to the young woman and/or her charity. Applications to clubs should be received by December 15 of each year.  Clubs should submit their winning applicant’s application, media consent form and transmittal form to their district representative by February 1 of each year.   Each district will have one Violet Richardson Award winner and she will be recognized and receive her award at our annual conference.