2016-2017 Charitable Support


$4,500 • Zonta International

Helping women in developing countries has been a passion of Zontians since the organization was founded in 1919. Today, Zonta’s International Service Program continues to help women in developing countries improve their legal, political, economic, educational and health status. Through funding from the Zonta International Foundation, the Program has provided training, education, health, sanitation, agricultural and micro-credit assistance to women, primarily through projects implemented by the agencies of the United Nations and other recognized nongovernmental organizations.

  • During the 2016-2018 Biennium, two projects are being supported by the International Service Fund ($2,000):

1. Towards Elimination of Obstetric Fistula and Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Mortality in Liberia

2. Let Us Learn Madagascar: An Integrated Program for Adolescent Girls

  • $2,000 • ZISVAW
  • $500 • Amelia Earhart Fellowship 

$1,000 • Trampled Rose

The Trampled Rose mission is to keep girls in school in Ethiopia by providing housing, food, health care, school supplies, menstrual care supplies and uniforms. Girls + Education = Hope for the Future. This year 373 girls are being supported. Begun by a local woman, Becky Kiser, in 2003 the organization has now helped 6,500 young women. Zonta members have participated financially and some have traveled to Ethiopia to see the program in operation and help with efforts.

$2,000 • Young Women in Public Affairs Award

The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Program is to encourage 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 winner’s information will be submitted to the district level for consideration of the district award with the possibility of still another award at the international level of the organization. Find out more: ZI link

International Total: $7,500

Local Zonta Initiatives:

$2,500 • Zonta Scholar (Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment – KPWA)

The Zonta Scholar Program provides scholarship funding and mentoring support to a non-traditional woman student (age 25 or older) as she pursues a college degree through UCCS. These talented and deserving women are overcoming challenges with the help of supportive mentors, enrichment activities designed to meet their unique needs, and financial support to allow them to focus on their academic lives. Read more at UCCS/kpwe.

Total Local Zonta Initiatives: $2,500

Local Nonprofits:

$750 • Leadership Pikes Peak – Women’s Community Leadership Initiative

The Women’s Community Leadership Initiative (WCLI) offers up to 30 women the chance to unlock their potential to make a difference through knowing their community better, meeting community leaders and understanding local channels of decision making, and practicing and refining their own leadership skills. WCLI is open to women of diverse backgrounds and is offered from January to June with tuition covered by the program. More information is available at http://www.leadershippikespeak.org/wcli/

$1,500 • Women’s Resource Agency – InterCept Program

InterCept is a leadership program for at-risk girls in Harrison School District Two that teaches girls 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 depression, suicide and self-injury, goal setting, substance abuse, anger management, relational aggression/bullying between girls, intimate partner violence/domestic violence, healthy relationships, nutrition and wellness, abstinence-based sex education, community resources and much more.

More information is available at http://www.wrainc.org/teens.html

$1,000 • TESSA

TESSA’s mission is to help women and their children achieve safety and wellbeing while challenging communities to end sexual and family violence. Their agency provides a confidential Safehouse, victim advocacy, counseling and children’s programs, a 24/7 crisis line, and community outreach and education. Through these efforts TESSA strives to realize their vision of a community free from personal violence for all. More information is available at http://www.tessacs.org/about-tessa

$750 • Centro de la Familia

The mission of Centro de la Familia is to be a cultural anchor for Hispanic/Latino families by providing an array of services in order to assist them in meeting the challenges of and successfully adapting to living in a new and diverse culture. Programs include services to Hispanic women and their children who are victims of domestic violence as well as counseling and advocacy for mental health, emotional, behavioral or crisis-oriented challenges. More information is available at http://centro.ws/programs.htm $750

$1,000 • 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:


Local Nonprofits Total: $5,000

Total Disbursement $15,000

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