Walk for the Cause is turning 29!

Looking for sponsors!


Our annual Walk for the Cause is entering its 29th year, and we would like to make it a big one! You have an exciting opportunity to help us reach $1 million with a sponsorship for our Walk for the Cause 2024! Our Walk funds Health Grants benefitting the detection and treatment of breast cancer and other diseases affecting women. For more information, keep reading below.
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What does 1 million for the Walk mean to us?
  • $1,000,000 in health grants by our 30th anniversary walk.
  • Women in our community have a ride to their doctor appointment.
  • One last trip to the beach for a woman and her family during hospice care.
  • Incontinence supplies and vitamins not covered by a woman's insurance during pelvic cancer treatment.
  • Grocery vouchers to help a woman stretch her budget just a little further to stick to her special chemo diet.
  • A wig fitting, head covering, and aesthetic treatments for a woman undergoing radiation treatment.
  • A special chair allowing a disabled woman to have her mammogram while seated.
  • A mammography suite in North Albany.
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Gift From the Heart

Provide children in the area with the basic necessities needed to attend school and improve self-esteem with the help of our Student Assistance Program and a gift from the heart.
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Investing in Dreams

Investing in Dreams

A global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access
to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
A global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.





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We Are Soroptimist

We Are Soroptimist

We Are Soroptimist


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Soroptimist is a term meaning "best for women." We are part of a global organization, focusing on helping women achieve their education and training goals, and working to alleviate barriers to achieving those goals.

The Albany club was formed in 1987. Soroptimist International of Albany has more than 30 members, two of whom are founding members. We are dedicated to improving the lives of women and children here in our local area.

In the early years our club sent funds to help women in Central and South America bring clean water to their villages and build ovens to bake bread to feed their families as well as earn a small income. By the late 90’s we helped women in Uganda build blocks for housing. With the income from the sale of these blocks and further financial support from our club, the girls from the village were able to attend school and receive the same education the boys were receiving. Today, we fund women’s projects through Kiva, an international loan program for small entrepreneurs in developing countries.

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Soroptimist Award Programs

Soroptimist Award Programs

Soroptimist Award Programs

Live Your Dream Award

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The Live Your Dream Award assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. It’s meant to remove barriers to achieving those goals.

Congratulations to Kassy, from Jefferson, and Bree, from Albany, our 2019 Live Your Dream Award Winners!

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Student of the Year

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The Student of the Year Community Service Scholarship is awarded to one graduating senior from Albany Options School, South Albany High School or West Albany High School each Spring. The recipient receives a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a post secondary institution: four year college or university, community college, junior college, or business or trade school, paid directly to the institution.

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Walk for the Cause

Walk for the Cause


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Every year we hold an event called "Walk for the Cause" that benefits women. The mission of the Walk began as a focus on breast cancer, but our mission has also expanded to: benefit the detection and treatment of breast cancer and provide support services for other diseases affecting women. Over the past 26 years, we have raised over $900,000 that goes to benefit the detection and treatment of breast cancer and provide support services for other diseases affecting women in the local Albany area.

Our most recent walk beneficiaries include:

  • Albany General Hospital Foundation
  • Samaritan Albany InReach Services
  • Samaritan Evergreen Hospice
  • Volunteer Caregivers
  • 10 Walk scholarships
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Seasonal Sales

Spring Flower Sale

Our annual Spring Flower Sale raises funds that benefit:

  • Club Operations
  • Student Assistance, and
  • Live Your Dream Award, and
  • High School Student/Volunteer of the Year

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Join Soroptimist

Join Soroptimist


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a part of an organization of professional women who are working together, helping other women, and children, in our community?

Now is your chance

Soroptimist International of Albany is accepting prospective members now. If you would like an invitation, please use the link below to send us an email with your contact information, and tell us why you would like to join Soroptimist International of Albany.