SOSA-WA shall be a nonprofit social organization as defined by IRS Code 501(c) (4) whose primary purpose is fundraising for the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation and local charities. SOSA-WA is dedicated to providing morale, friendship and community service to the spouses of submarine officers in Washington State. Its goal is to promote social and cultural activities for its members and charitable activities that give back to its local area and the submarine community at large. SOSA-WA is a by your own, for your own, non-federal entity.


SOSA-WA is a social/civic 501(c)(4) organization that can create a 501(c)(3) arm that operates solely for charitable purposes.  The Submarine Officers’ Spouses’ Charitable Association (SOSCA) is a nonprofit “sister” organization of SOSA-WA whose sole purpose is the disbursement of funds to charitable community endeavors. All proceeds from SOSA’s charity efforts including the Dolphin Store and the Silver & Gold Charity Auction are distributed under SOSCA.  Those who donate to the Auction will be able to tax deduct their donations to the extent allowed by law.

For more information regarding SOSCA, please contact the board at sosa.washington@gmail.com.