Zonta Club of Denver II is a group of Denver-area, management-level business and professional women, striving to improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health, and professional status of women in our community and around the world. That’s because we believe that to improve the status of a woman enhances the wellbeing of a family. We know firsthand that the concept works, both locally and internationally. Denver II is part of Zonta International (30,000 members in clubs in 66 countries).
Locally, we’ve seen the concept create miracles at Florence Crittenton Services’ high school graduation ceremonies for teen moms. Many achieve honors and go on to college, and become professional women, all the while caring for their children. We’ve witnessed homeless women experience renewal, get jobs and become self-sufficient. We’ve long supported SafeHouse Denver, a shelter and non-residential counseling center – where women are safe, nurtured, and become able to move forward independently, with confidence and without fear. Those are just a few of the successes we see consistently. Visit our History in Brief for founding information. For a list of local charities we support, see our Who We Serve page.
Zonta International’s miracles include major global endeavors, such as digging water wells in Sri Lanka, advocating for the eradication of violence against women, and the reduction of Obstetric Fistula in Liberia, and much more. Zonta is non-partisan, nonsectarian, and holds consultative status with the United Nations. Founded in 1919, it’s headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, USA. International conventions are held in evennumbered years.
To learn more: Zonta International website.
We’re are a 501(c)(3) charity — We provide services and support to other charities through financial grants and scholarships, and through in-kind volunteer work and goods. Specifically:
We continually embrace and add new projects and volunteer programs.
Who we are as Zontians is that, outside our roles in our own families and careers, we contribute personal time and energy to support our Zonta cause. We’re accountants, financial advisors, attorneys, teachers, sales people, tech specialists, and more.
Denver II was chartered in 1986. Across the board in Denver, and across the globe, we’re different in our professions, ethnicities, faiths, and cultures. Our commonality is in our world-wide commitment to elevate the status of all women, through service and advocacy.
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