2018-2019 Charitable Support



$5,000 • 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 2018-2020 Biennium, two projects are being supported by the International Service Fund ($2,000):

1. Eid bi Eid (Hand in Hand): Support to the resilience and empowerment of Syrian refugee and vulnerable Jordanian women

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

  • $2,000 • ZISVAW (Zonta global initiative to combat domestic violence)
  • $1,000 • Amelia Earhart Fellowship (graduate training in aeronautics related fields)

$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.

International Total: $6,000

Local Zonta Initiatives:

$3,500 • Zonta Scholar (Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment – KPWE)

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: $3,500

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://wrainc.org/wra-programs/teen-girls/

$750 • Adelante Mujeres

The mission of Adelante Mujeres provides holistic education and empowerment opportunities to low income Latina women and their families to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community. More information is available at http://www.adelantemujeres.org/

$1,500 • 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

$1,000 • Fostering Hope

Fostering Hope exists to bring a community together to provide hope and support to the local foster care system. We believe that these are not the government’s children, but they are our children, and we as a community have the responsibility to care for them. Though children in foster care come from hard places, we, as an organization, refuse to believe that they are destined for a life of chaos and pain. More information is available at: http://fostering-hope.com/

$1,000 • Partners in Housing

The PIH mission is to give homeless families with children the hope and opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency through supportive services and transitional housing. More information is available at: https://partnersinhousing.org

Local Nonprofits Total: $6,500

Total Disbursement $16,000