Who We Are
Soroptimist International is a global women’s organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Our years of experience working with women and girls has taught us that education is the key to unlocking economic empowerment. When women and girls are educated they have opportunity, choices and power to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families.
What We Do
Locally, in addition to supporting Soroptimist-wide programs, the North San Diego and Poway Soroptimist clubs work together on a Transitional Housing Program for domestic violence survivors. This 18-month program moves families from dependency and abuse to a safe, self-sustaining life by providing housing, mentorship, and financial help. Since 1997 North San Diego and Poway clubs have helped 71 moms and 171 children. The proceeds generated by Hats and Heels makes this and our other programs possible.
Watch the below video to learn more about the programs we support.
Our 2021 Virtual Cocktail Hour Fundraiser was a great success!
Thank you to all who participated!
While we did not reach our end goal financially, we came close and we will be able to
fund our programs successfully. This is so important to us as we
continue to work hard to help empower women and children
throughout our community.
We have high hopes for a live event in 2022!
Check back for details later in the year!
Please consider giving to our campaign at any time during the year.
Every donation counts!
We are appreciative of all you do
to help us help others!
Hats & Heels Event
Domestic Violence Statistics
The number of women murdered daily by a current or former male partner in the USA
The number of people per minute physically abused by their intimate partner -- 1 in 4 of abused are men
The percentage of women worldwide who will experience physical and/or sexual abuse by an intimate partner during their lifetimes
The percentage of lesbian women who will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes
The number of calls placed to domestic violence hotlines every day
The number of children exposed to domestic violence every year
Hundreds are dressed in their finest hats, coming together to raise funds and support survivors of domestic violence.
Follow us on social media to keep the discussion going
… and don’t forget to bring your hat!
Soroptimist Hats & Heels • 501c3 Tax ID #23-7122002
VICTORIA M. JONES
PEGGY STEWART & TOM SCOTT
THE GOSSELIN FAMILY FUND
LYNNE & GLENN
THE RAMOS FAMILY
Friends of SI
PGZ & CJZ CHARITABLE TRUST
DR & MRS CHARLES MARSH
THE HERAMB CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
43RD REALTY TRUST
MARK T. KELLY
JEAN & MARK FISHER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
NORTHRUP GRUMMAN ON BEHALF OF