2020-2021 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, three projects are being supported by the International Service Fund ($4,000):

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

3. Support to the resilience and empowerment of Syrian refugee and vulnerable Jordanian women

  • $1,000 • Amelia Earhart Fellowship (graduate training in aeronautics related fields)

$4,410 • 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: $9,410.00

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 & Scholarships:

$1200 • 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/

$500 • Adelante Mujer

The mission of Adelante Mujer 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.adelantemujer.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://fosteringhopefoundation.org/

$250 • Zonta Wings

Zonta PPA’s fund to help victums of human trafficking escape their victimizers.


$1,000 • Jane M. Klausman
Zonta’s scholarship for Women in Business

$1,000 • Women in Technology
Zonta’s scholarship for women to pursue education, careers and leadership opportunities in technology

$1,000 • YWPA
Zonta’s grant for Young Women in Public Affairs

Local Nonprofits & Scholarship Total: $7,450

Total Disbursement $20,360