An Artful Way to Support Mt. Tallac

An Artful Way to Support Mt. Tallac
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The busses are rolling. School is back in session in South Lake Tahoe and Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra is rolling out a fall fundraiser, an online art auction, titled “An Artful Way to Support Mt. Tallac High School Youth”.  All sales, 100%, go directly to support Mt. Tallac High School. This online only art auction is open to all for bidding on quality original art September 1st through September 30th. The auction is live at  This is a unique opportunity to support our local students and acquire original art at a very,very reasonable price.

Soroptimist can do this solely because of the generosity of two local members of our community that have left a legacy which continues beyond their lives.   

Sandy Williams and Keith Williams, residents of South Lake Tahoe since 1994, loved Tahoe life and were active outdoor enthusiasts, as well as engaged in many areas of the community. Sandy worked at Barton Health and after retirement she joined Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra, focusing on her passion of helping children.  She was the chair of the Youth Enrichment and Scholarship Committee for Soroptimist for a number of years.

After her passing in October of 2019, her husband Keith, a long time art student under the tutelage of Professor Phyllis Shafer, accomplished artist and mentor at Lake Tahoe Community College, made a decision to keep Sandy’s legacy alive with support for the students of Mt. Tallac.

Keith donated all of the art he created, and some he acquired to Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra with the stipulation that all funds raised would be designated to support the needs of students at Mt. Tallac High School, a place near and dear to her heart. 

Keith honored his wife with his donation of an array of art he created over the years. It includes wood and ceramic sculptures, watercolors and bronze pieces, plus a few pieces from his local artist friends. He spent many hours creating art as it was his passion, and he produced many lovely and thought provoking pieces.  

Keith then passed before this auction came to be, but he knew we would follow his wishes. TOGETHER, our community has this unique opportunity to acquire and collect a piece of original art, and support students at Mt. Tallac as they thrive and succeed. Please visit the website