Violet Richardson Award

"It's what you do that counts."

The award is named after Violet Richardson, the president of the first Soroptimist club in Alameda County in 1921. 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. 


The Soroptimist of Havre de Grace, MD continues the tradition and awards the annual Violet Richardson Award to a Harford of Cecil County, MD young women between the ages of 14 - 18 and has demonstrated exceptional community outreach in her community service, volunteerism and leadership qualities.


Download and complete your application.

 Submission deadline is:

Date:  15 March 2020


Contact Donna Asher

Soroptimist of Havre de Grace,  MD

Violet Richardson Award Chairperson



Violet Richardson                                                 
"It's what you do that counts"

Violet Richardson                                                 

"It's what you do that counts"