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Violet Richardson Award

Are you a girl between the ages of 14 and 18?

Are you engaged in volunteering to help disadvantaged individuals

fight drug use, crime and violence, or clean up the environment?

Working to end discrimination?

Then you should apply for the Violet Richardson Award.

You could receive up to $1000.00 to you, and a matching amount to the charity of your choice. 

Download the application and the media consent form below. Application and Media Consent Form must be submitted to Soroptimist International of Vacaville 

Any questions please email chair, Mary Dickey

VRA APPLICATION              

The award is named after the president of the first Soroptimist club in 1921. Violet Richardson believed in personal responsibility and the motto, “It’s what you do that counts.” She lived her life accordingly, as an active member in her community who was committed to creating opportunities for girls and young women. Soroptimist established this award to honor the memory of this unique woman and her dedication to volunteer action.

2022-2023 Recipients

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A Vacaville High School senior, Caitlin is currently student council

president. To help overcome the isolation of the pandemic years, she created a “Bigs and Littles”

program with the idea to pair returning members of the council with new leaders to build relationships and learn from each other.

In addition, she’s a founding

member of the Vacaville High Tutoring Program, and captain of the variety drill team.

Caitlin was presented $1,000 and $1,000 will be donated in her name to the Vacaville

Student Council.

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Bria was our runner up.
She received $500.00
for herself, and  $500.00 for her charity. 

 She is a member of the Solano Youth Coalition,

a student-led group that works to build healthy civic and scholastic engagement in youth. 

Bria was given $500 and $500 was donated in her name to the Solano Youth Coalition.

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