The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada endowment fund is built primarily by member donations or Club donations and bequests. Since 1963 we have been building our endowment fund one donation at a time. In over 50 years, the Endowment Fund has grown to over two million dollars.
A Red Pin is awarded to recognize individual members whose cumulative donations have reached $500 plus, a Silver Pin is recognizes cumulative donation amounts totalling $1000 plus, and the Gold Pin recognizes $2500 plus. For some members these milestone pins are reached in a relatively short period of time. For other members they represent several years of faithful donations. We thank you all for supporting the education of women in Canada.
In 2021 we introduce new donor recognition pins!
A recognition program is in place to recognize annual Club donations. Club Star Award Certificates are awarded for donations of $100 and over. Clubs donating $100 – $200 receive a Red Certificate. Clubs donating $201 – $500 receive a Bronze Certificate. Clubs donating $501 – $1000 receive a Silver Certificate. Clubs donating $1001 – $2000 receive a Gold Certificate. And clubs donating $2001 and over receive a Platinum Certificate.
These are the clubs we recognized at the 2020 AGM.
SI North & West Vancouver
SI Thunder Bay
SI Tri Cities
ProDio Learning donated specifically for the Live Your Dream Awards. This is from their website: $2.50 from every course sold is donated to the “Live Your Dream Awards” education grant for women who provide the primary financial support for their families.
Canadian Soroptimist members often mention our Foundation in their wills. We have recently received a substantial bequest from a member who wished to remain anonymous.
This very generous gift was enough to push our Endowment Fund over $2 Million!