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The Violet Richardson Award recognizes and honors young women between the ages of 14 and 17 who make the community
and world a better place through volunteer efforts such as: fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment;
and working to end discrimination and poverty. Volunteer actions that benefit women or girls are of particular interest.
THE RUBY AWARD
The Ruby Award recognition program was established in 1986 to acknowledge those who work to improve the status of women in society. The Harrisburg Club awards its Ruby Award at its annual awards banquet in April.
THE VIOLET RICHARDSON AWARD
WOMEN'S OPPORTUNITY AWARD
The Women's Opportunity Awards, Soroptimist's major service project, was established by Soroptimist International of the Americas in 1972 to assist women entering or re-entering the workforce in obtaining the education and skills training they need to improve their employment status.
Eligible applicants must be female heads of household, who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program, or an undergraduate degree program. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and cannot have already earned an undergraduate degree.