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You Make A Difference Award

Do you know a woman who is currently making extraordinary differences in the lives of women/and or girls? Nominate her today for our You Make A Difference Award!

She is an inspiration, a mentor, role model and a catalyst for affirmative change, who quietly and without fanfare goes about positively influencing the direction and path of young women.

She actively participates as a mentor, cheerleader, coach and leader.
She does these things through her employment, volunteer work and/ or friendship.

Examples may include a counselor, teacher, mentor, girl scout leader, mother of a friend,
The following attributes make you think of her:

Impact: This woman’s work or volunteerism is making a significant difference in the life
of a woman or a girl.
Inspiration: The work of this woman inspires and encourages women and girls
Mentor: She serves as an ongoing coach and mentor, who inspires and encourages,
assisting women/girls in developing their skills and experiences, and provides them with
ongoing support and encouragement.
Commitment: Through the depth and breadth of her involvement, she supports women
and girls to achieve their goals, aspirations, and dreams.​


Awardee for 2021-2022

Congratulations to awardee Kelli Germeraad of Vacaville, who has been honored with SI Vacaville’s first-ever “You Make a Difference Award,” for her outstanding mentorship, support, encouragement and advocacy for young women through the American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State program. 

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Kelli Germeraad

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Awardee for 2022-2023

Congratulations to Cathia Bueno Sanchez, who was presented with the "You Make a Difference," award by Soroptimist International of Vacaville during its annual awards banquet April 17. Soroptimist Bridgit Strachan (left) and Cyndi Gianquinto (right) presented flowers in a crystal vase and the award to Cathia, who is a case manager for the Women's Re-Entry Achievement Program with Solano County.

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Chair Bridgit, Cat Sanchez, member Cyndy

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