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Soroptimist El Centro to Honor Local Women at Annual Ruby Awards

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Soroptimist International of El Centro is delighted to announce the annual Ruby Awards Gala set to take place at 6 p.m., Friday, April 12, at Imperial Valley Food Bank’s Imperial Grove in Imperial. This annual event promises an inspiring evening filled with elegance, entertainment, and philanthropy.

The highlight of the event centers around recognizing local women who will be honored with the Ruby Award. This year’s awardees are Stacie Chandler, Founder of Lifted Up Living; Heather White, Founder of Cody’s Closet; and Guadalupe “Lupita” Castro, Director of Student Health Services at Imperial Valley College. The Ruby Award honors non-Soroptimist women who are making extraordinary efforts on behalf of other women. This award allows the club and the entire organization to express their gratitude and encourage others to explore ways to assist women.

“This year’s Rubies come from diverse professions that contribute to community service as well as focus on many aspects of a person’s well-being including spiritual, educational, and health,” said Ivonne Sotomayor-Santos, President of SI of El Centro. “The awardees are dedicated women, and it is an honor for our club to celebrate them.”

The Ruby Awards Gala serves as a pivotal fundraising initiative for SI of El Centro, allowing the club to continue its mission to provide social and career assistance for all women and girls through mentorships, conferences, educational awards, and projects and programs.

Event tickets are available for purchase online at https://www.sielcentro.com/the-ruby-award For sponsorship information, please contact Fundraiser Chair, Valentina Estes at sielcentro@soroptimist.net.

About SI of El Centro

Soroptimist International of El Centro was chartered on February 17, 1940. Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.

Local members join some 75,000 Soroptimists in 122 countries and territories to contribute time and financial support to community-based projects benefiting women and girls. For more information on our club, visit sielcentro.com or like our social media pages (@SoroptimistInternationalofElCentro).

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