2014-2015 Charitable Support




Zonta International: Elimination of New Pediatric HIV Infection & Prevention and Response to Survivors of Domestic and Gender Based Violence in Rwanda 2,000
Towards Elimination of Obstetric Fistula and Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Mortality in Liberia 2,000
Gender Responsive Schools Pilot Model 2,000
Trampled Rose Trampled Rose provides shelter and help for women with fistula related problems. They prevent new cases of fistula and other tragic problems for girls through rehabilitation, keeping them in school and providing for their very basic needs. They are currently working with over 1,100 girls in rural Ethiopia. Read more about their efforts: http://www.trampledrose.org/ 1,110
(+20,000 match)
International Total: $7,110
Young Women in Public Affairs Award
The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Program is to encourage more young women (16-19) to participate in public and political life by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women. Our local winners information will be submitted to the district level for consideration of the district award. Find out more: ZI link
$ 2,000
Possehl Women’s Endowment (UCCS)

The Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment (KPWE) provides opportunities for talented and deserving women to attend the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). These non-traditional women gain the freedom and confidence to invest their energies more fully in their coursework and to pursue experiences that enrich their personal development and career preparations. Our club has partnered with one student so far, able to see her grow, flourish, mature and pursue her dreams not only thanks to our financial contribution, but because of the great mentorship of one of our members! Read more at: UCCS/kpwe
$ 5,000
Educational Total: $7,000
Local Nonprofits:  
Launching Families A local effort within our club, the caring volunteers of Launching Families create a support system during the transitioning years for youth who grew up in the El Paso County foster system. On their own for the first time, they lack the basic things that most 18 year olds take for granted: advice from someone with experience, encouragement, roots, and emotional support when the going gets tough. Find out more about this incredible program at:
Zonta Wings
One gap in services to victims of human trafficking is that of transportation. Often a rescued victim is in danger of being re-recruited through physical and/or emotional coercion if she remains in the local community. Zonta Wings, in conjunction with the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado, provides emergency transportation resources. Find out more at: https://zontapikespeak.org/donate/
Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado
The mission of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado is to build a collaboration of organizations and individuals to reduce human suffering caused by human trafficking, through advocacy, awareness, rehabilitation, and services for survivors. Founded in 2008, the Task Force has strong ties to our club (and actually grew out of it!). We are excited to continue to support their efforts. Read more about them at: http://ht-colorado.org/about.html
Trafficking Awareness Campaign
The Task Force recently started to partner with CSPD to increase awareness of human trafficking by means of advertising on bus benches and inside bathrooms.
TESSA Our club has a rich history with TESSA. We have been faithfully supporting them for years with our financial support, as well as our shelf for their safe house and volunteering at their Christmas Shoppe. Their mission is to help women and their children to achieve safety and well-being while challenging communities to end sexual and family violence. Find out more about TESSA at: http://www.tessacs.org 1,500
Women’s Resource Agency – InterCept Program
InterCept is a leadership program for at-risk girls that teaches them to make healthy life choices. This school-based prevention program for 8th through 12th grade girls focuses on building leadership skills and positive relationships by addressing such topics as: anger management,
goal setting, intimate partner violence, healthy relationships, and more. Each participant costs $250 – our club is going to pay for twelve girls to complete this life-changing, preventive program. Read more about WRA: http://wrainc.org/index.html
Centro de la Familia Children’s Program
Centro de la Familia has been an anchor to the Hispanic population in El Paso County by providing services, information and resources to help them overcome the obstacles of living in a new and diverse culture. Centro de la Familia plays a vital role in sustaining and preserving safe, stable and nurturing homes for Latino children and their families.Our club will be support in their effort to help children process their experience through a therapeutic playgroup held in conjunction with Yes, I Can! designed to support children who have experienced or who have witnessed domestic violence. Read more at: http://centro.ws/
Dream Center – Women’s Clinic
The Dream Centers Women’s Clinic provides health care for women 18 to 64 in Colorado Springs who are uninsured or underinsured. Staff and volunteers take extra steps to ensure patients are provided compassionate setting in which to receive professional medical care. Zonta will provide funding for services at the Dream Center Clinic including annual exams, ultrasounds, pap and breast exams, etc. Read more at: http://dreamcenterscos.org/
Local Nonprofits Total: $8,750
Total Disbursement $22,860