Welcome to the Zonta Club of Fort Collins website.
Do you have a passion to support women and girls globally and locally? We are glad that you have chosen to gain more information about our mission, our events and our impact in Northern Colorado.
Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 26,000 members belonging to more than 1,100 Zonta Clubs in 62 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta's mission and objectives. Zonta's signature slogan is 'Say No to Violence' against women.
- To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy.
- To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions.
- To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
- To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world.
Zonta International, its districts and its clubs are nonsectarian and nonpartisan. Learn more about Zonta at www.zonta.org
The Zonta Club of Fort Collins supports many types of programs and projects that support women in our local area through advocacy, service and offering scholarship opportunities. Over the years we are proud to have supported a growing community art and education project called "Living Her Legacy" founded by one of our longstanding club members and Fort Collins residents, Patti Smith. Visit: www.LivingHerLegacy.org
The Zonta Club of Fort Collins was chartered in 1997 yet our work in community advocacy spans over 40 years. Club members work together on advocacy and service projects, and scholarship opportunities to local single Moms and women pursuing higher education through annual and special events. Our service and advocacy projects offer assistance to our community partners by helping to increase awareness about local women who are victims of violence and human trafficking,
Our parent organization, Zonta International, celebrated 100 years of advocacy for women in 2019. As a celebration our club curated a photograph/personal story exhibit at the Global Village Museum titled ‘Inspirational Women – Rising through Adversity’, October 2019-February 2020. On International Women’s Day 2020 we jointly produced a live presentation with the Bas Blue Theater called ‘Engaging Voices’. In 2020 we hosted our first live Facebook event ‘Beware and Be Aware of Domestic Violence’ with a forum of local leaders from our community partners that provide legal assistance, education and shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our local projects, as well as visit Zonta International at www.zonta.org . If you have questions, contact us at ZontaFortCollins@gmail.com We hope you consider attending a meeting as we work together to advocate for women locally and globally. This organization is not women only; men are equally welcome to join us.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our events. Like us at www.facebook.com/ZontaFortCollins and thank you for stopping by to visit.
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