Soroptimist International of Fairfax County

Soroptimist International of Fairfax County (SIFC) is a member of the Central East Coast Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA), the largest of the four Federations of Soroptimist International. Soroptimist International (SI) is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls. SI was founded in 1921 in California. SI now has over 100,000 members in 120 countries and territories. Soroptimist is a coined word from the Greek soro, meaning sister, and optima, meaning best.

SIFC was chartered in 1945, and has raised money over the years to support many local facilities and programs that provide medical care and treatment, end-of-life services, shelter for the victims of domestic violence, cancer research, care for the elderly, and transitional training and services to assist low-income or indigent women and families. SIFC has also funded scholarships and grants to improve youth citizenship and volunteerism and to assist women who are head-of- household improve their lives through education.

SIFC participates in two signature projects of the Soroptimist International of the Americas, The Live Your Dream Award and Dream It, Be It. The Live Your Dream Award is a grant to a female head-of-household who is striving to improve her life through education. Dream It, Be It is a program to mentor young women to set goals and achieve academic and personal success.

SIFC also partners with other organizations, such as Second Story and Bethany House, that seek to improve the lives of women and girls. 

SIFC supports its causes from funds raised through a variety of sources. We sell White House Christmas Ornaments and work with other Soroptimist Clubs on fund raising projects, such as Fashion Shows.

SIFC currently meets the third Wednesday of each month either in person or via Zoom for business, and we schedule program meetings as necessary. Our biggest focus right now is on expanding membership and developing new fundraising opportunities so we can do even more to improve the lives of women and girls in Fairfax County.

More information? See Soroptimist International of Fairfax County

Soroptimist International of Fairfax County’s
Volunteer of the Year 2022/2023:
Konnie Cassidy