GIVE Award (Girls Into Volunteer Experiences) formerly our Violet Richardson Award
G.I.V.E. is an award program offered through Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe
and Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra. Soroptimist is an organization of women
whose members volunteer in their communities. This award recognizes young women in
grades 8 through 12 who volunteer in their school or community. The award was previously
named after Violet Richardson, the President of the first Soroptimist club in Alameda County
in 1921. She believed in personal responsibility and the motto, “It’s what you do that
counts.” Violet Richardson lived her life accordingly, as an active member in her community
who was committed to creating opportunities for girls and young women. If you believe in
the power of volunteer action, then you may be eligible to win the G.I.V.E. award of $100 to
you and $100 to the organization of your choice. If you think you’d make a good G.I.V.E.
award candidate, please complete the enclosed application and tell us about your volunteer
You can apply to our club in two ways either as an online application or as a hard copy. The online application should be forwarded to the Awards Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to answer questions you may have.
If you or someone you know qualifies for this award, apply!
Hard copy applications are available at South Tahoe Middle School South Tahoe High School club and AVID Advisors, and George Whittell School counselor.
Send your application to:
Soroptimist Int. of Tahoe Sierra
Attn: Nancy Muller
PO Box 18727
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
Application deadline: November 15.
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Congratulations to our previous recipients!
2011 – Alejandra Medina and Alyson Marchus
2012 – Katherine Albrecht
2013 – Margaret Carlson, Stephanie Thomaselli, and Carli Valney
2014 – Emily Aminian, Tori Jimenez, and Kelsey Kjer
2015 – Katherine Krolicki, Sarah Novak, Joemae Santos, Kylee Lyons, Haylee Chamarro, Emma Sower
2016- Abby Abel, Allyson Swain, Hunter Turney, Annie Buchser, Sabrina Green,Tatum Whatford.
2017-Tatum Bunnett, Kayleen Conard, Madison Evans, Destiny Hursh, Elizabeth Krolicki.
2018 – Catherine Yonhka
2019 – Biana Blue, Clarice Ferguson, and Kyla Schrauben
2020 – Esty Zanetti, Maiella Riva, Alexi Haven, and Tovah Jordan