What is Altrusa?


Altrusa International, Inc. is a non-profit organization of members from all walks of life united in community service. It was organized in 1917 in Nashville, Tennessee and currently consists of 392 clubs in 19 countries.


Altrusa International of Richardson, Texas, Inc. was organized on February 16, 1966 and presented with a charter on May 23, 1967. The club is governed by Club Officers and a Board of Directors. Currently, there are over seventy regular members plus emeritus members.


Altrusa Richardson hosts the Outstanding Woman of Today... Builders of Tomorrow Awards Luncheon, a fundraiser held annually in the fall. The Awards Luncheon recognizes the tremendous achievements of working women - women of leadership - who exemplify determination and innovation and have made an outstanding contribution in their field.


For more information about the Luncheon, please select the "Awards Luncheon" link on this website. Funds raised by this year's Awards Luncheon will fund the club service projects and contributions for the following year.


For more information about the projects we support, please select the "Community / Projects" link on this website.


What does Altrusa do?

Giving over 1 million volunteer hours annually, throughout 11 countries, our focus is Literacy along with specific projects unique to our individual community. In Richardson, Texas, we serve children, elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged persons through a variety of donations and hands-on service projects. Check out our "Community / Projects" web page for more information about how Altrusa Richardson is building better communities - locally and internationally.

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