WHAT IS ZONTA?

Zonta International is a worldwide organization of executives and professionals working together to improve the status of women through service and advocacy. Formed in 1919, Zonta International is active in 65 countries of the world. There are approximately 31,000 members in more than 1,200 clubs. Membership is classified according to occupation.

As one of the premier Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Zonta International maintains consultative status with several United Nations (UN) agencies.

ZONTA CLUB OF CHARLESTON’S FOCUS

We have chosen as a club to focus on the prevention and awareness of violence against women and girls—a serious problem in South Carolina. The club has created an annual award program to recognize and honor those that work to help make a difference in the lives of violence victims.

We raise funds for Zonta International Service Projects and for local organizations that support women in the areas of health, education, and the prevention of violence.