In Memoriam: Cheri Fleming 

CHERI FLEMING

1709 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6103

Phone: 215-893-9000
Fax: 215-893-5200
siahq@soroptimist.org

With honor, we thank Cheri for her impressive and dedicated service at Soroptimist: 

Federation:  2013-2014 SIA President 

2012-2013 SIA President-elect

2011-2012 SIA Secretary/Treasurer

2010-2012 SIA Board member

Region:           2008-2010 Camino Real Governor 

2006-2008 Camino Real Governor-elect

2004-2006 Camino Real District Director

Club:                2002-2003 SI/Greater Santa 
                            Clarita Valley President

2001-2002 SI/Great Santa Clarita Valley President-elect 

2000-2001 SI/Greater Santa Clarita Valley VP & Auction Chair

1709 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6103

Phone: 215-893-9000
Fax: 215-893-5200
siahq@soroptimist.org

Cheri Fleming was a community leader, an industry professional, a philanthropist, a mentor, a volunteer, and a friend. A true Soroptimist, Cheri filled every room she entered with love, laughter, and her unfailingly kind presence. Her compassion for others showed no bounds. 

Cheri and her husband, Don, were the owners of Valencia Acura, a dealership they purchased in Santa Clarita, California in 1997. Their hard work turned the dealership from its last place national ranking, to one consistently voted highest in the nation for customer satisfaction, sales penetration, and customer loyalty. What attributed to the dramatic change? Because Cheri always believed in treating customers the same way she would want to be treated. As a female pioneer in the male-dominated auto industry, Cheri was named ‘Dealer of the Year’ by Newsweek Magazine

The Cheri Fleming Legacy Fund 

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A beloved community entrepreneur, Cheri served as an active member of numerous boards, including chair-elect for the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, where she spent 15 years as a foundation board director and two terms as chairwoman, the Child and Family Center as chairwomen, and a director for the local American Cancer Society Unit Council.

For her vast contributions, Cheri was honored with many awards including Woman of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Women in Business Award for Mentoring, and Santa Clarita’s Top 51 Most Influential People Award.

Cheri was dedicated to helping women and girls, believing strongly that they should have equal access to education, ensuring their opportunity to lead full and productive lives. She served as an integral member of Soroptimist International of Valencia and Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley for a total of more than 20 years. Cheri took her skills to a global stage when she became President of Soroptimist International of the Americas in 2013. Read more about Cheri's legacy »

In memoriam of her lifetime of contributions, the Fleming family has asked colleagues, friends, and loved ones to consider making a gift to the Cheri Fleming Legacy Fund. All donations will directly contribute to aiding Soroptimist's mission of helping women and girls around the world live their dreams.

Federation:  2013-2014 SIA President 

2012-2013 SIA President-elect

2011-2012 SIA Secretary/Treasurer

2010-2012 SIA Board member

Region:           2008-2010 Camino Real Governor 

2006-2008 Camino Real Governor-elect

2004-2006 Camino Real District Director

Club:                2002-2003 SI/Greater Santa Clarita Valley, CA President

2001-2002 SI/Great Santa Clarita Valley, CA President-elect 

2000-2001 SI/Greater Santa Clarita Valley, CA VP & Auction Chair

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I only hope that I was able to impart a fraction of the wisdom and love to others as they bestowed on me.

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