6th Annual Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women Silent Walk

Please join us in our 6th Annual Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women Silent Walk in downtown Milwaukee next Monday, October 4, 11:55 AM to 1 PM, Milwaukee City Hall.

Intimate partner violence in Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin has dramatically increased in the past two years and continues to rise at appalling levels. Through this event, we hope to draw the attention of people in the greater Milwaukee area to the issue of domestic violence and inspire community action to change this trend.

The Zonta Says NO Walk will be a silent walk around the Milwaukee downtown area, beginning and ending at Milwaukee City Hall, for the purpose of remembering those in Wisconsin who died in 2020 domestic violence-related homicides. The one-mile walk will begin promptly at 11:55 am and is anticipated to take about 30 minutes.

Following the walk, several community leaders will briefly comment on the issue of domestic violence, after which we will honor those who fell victim in 2020. Shawn Mohammed, Assoc Dir of The Asha Project will speak on behalf of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, the organization that publishes the annual Homicide Report. Other confirmed speakers include Carmen Pitre, President and CEO, Sojourner; DA John Chisholm or his representative; Sgt Theresa Janick, Domestic Violence High Risk Team of the Sensitive Crimes Division, MPD, and Karin Tyler, Family Injury and Violence Prevention Mgr, City Office of Violence Prevention. The event will conclude at 1:00 pm.

Bring friends, family, colleagues. If you are representing an organization, feel free to wear logo clothing to demonstrate your support. In past years, we have received strong media support. Make sure to arrive by 11:45.

Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship Available Now

Zonta International is pleased to support the Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in information technology. Due date is October 15, 2021.  Apply on the Zonta International site here

Save the Date!

“Empowering Women & Girls Here and Around the World” Fundraiser 

Brunch & Fashion Show on October 23rd

Please join us at our annual fundraiser on October 23rd!  We will have a silent auction, raffles, a wine pull, 50/50 raffle, brunch, presentation of grant winners and a fashion show. It will be a day of fun to raise money for women and girls both locally and internationally. 

Here is the link to the Eventbrite Registration Site for online reservations or print the attached invitation components:  

2021 COVER FRONT and BACK

2021 INSIDE INVITE

2021 ZONTA REPLY CARD

2021 Fundraiser Save The Date!

2021 SAVE THE DATE

2021 Scholarship applications available now

JMK Women in Business                        $1,000 + $2,000 + $8,000

Women pursuing a business program with major field of specialization in accounting, economics, finance, business management, marketing, operations management, human resources management, international business, or entrepreneurship at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field, are eligible to compete in this tri-level (club/district/international) scholarship competition. Online students are eligible to apply if enrolled at an accredited university/college/institute.

Students must be enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program at the time the application is submitted to the local Zonta club, and must still be attending school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed. (Download the application for complete details.)

In addition, Zonta Club of Milwaukee applicants must either: (1) have legal residency in the six-county Greater Milwaukee Metro area while attending any accredited university, college or institute in the world or (2) be a full-time, out-of-state student attending an accredited university, college or institute in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, Racine, or Kenosha counties.

The Zonta Club of Milwaukee awards a $1,000 scholarship and forwards the winner’s application to Zonta District 6 for consideration for an additional $2,000 scholarship. The district winner’s application is sent to Zonta International for consideration for one of the six $8,000 international scholarships.

The 2021 JMK Women in Business application is available now.  Completed 2021 applications are due on or before June 1, 2021.  The application can be found here.

JMK Women in Business Poster

Women in Science/Technology/Engineering/Math        $1,000

Women majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math who have achieved junior- or senior-level status (by the application deadline) at an accredited college or university are eligible to apply for this $1,000 scholarship offered by the Zonta Club of Milwaukee. 

Applicants must have an outstanding academic record, demonstrate intent to complete their chosen program, and show outstanding potential in their chosen field.

In addition, applicants must either: (1) have legal residency in the six-county Greater Milwaukee Metro area while attending any accredited university, college or institute in the world or (2) be a full-time, out-of-state student attending an accredited university, college or institute in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, Racine, or Kenosha counties.

The 2021 Women in STEM application is now available. Completed 2021 applications are due on or before June 15, 2021. The application can be found here.

2021 Scholarship Applications

We are now taking scholarship applications for the Young Women in Public Affairs award (due March 15th) and the JMK Women in Business award (due June 1st).  Please see the Scholarship page for more information! 

 

October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For the past 4 years, the Zonta Club of Milwaukee conducted its Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women silent march in memory of those who died the prior year as a result of domestic violence. The march coincided with the annual report of domestic violence homicides and deaths published by End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. This year, due to the pandemic, we are not conducting the march. Instead, through the month of October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we will be sharing some of the statistics, analysis, and stories from End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin’s 2019 Homicide Report as well as other information about domestic violence.

In 2019, there were 52 domestic violence homicide victims in 23 Wisconsin counties. That’s a huge increase over the 32 victims in 2018. In addition, in 2019, there were 18 perpetrator suicides in addition to the homicide deaths, the highest number since End Abuse started collecting data 20 years ago.

Here’s a link to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article about the recent release of the End Abuse Wisconsin Homicide Report.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2020/09/16/wisconsin-domestic-violence-statistics-52-killed-2019-homicides/5819004002/

Please check out our Zonta Club of Milwaukee Facebook for postings throughout the month of October! 

2020 Fundraiser – Online Auction Live NOW through September 27th!!

Link to the Auction Site: https://go.rallyup.com/2020zontafundraiser

Bidding started today and will run through September 27th

Since we could not safely hold our 2020 Zonta Fashion Show fundraiser, we were not able to raise approximately $25,000 for nonprofit services serving women and girls. Our alternative is an online auction to be held September 19th through September 27th along with seeking monetary donations. 

The money raised will be distributed in 2021 to local non-profit agencies that empower women and girls in the Milwaukee metro area. This will be the only effort to raise funds for next year’s grants. These organizations provide education, basic needs such as food, housing and transportation, domestic violence support, and/or job preparation. Over the years we have supported over 75 local nonprofit agencies as well as Zonta International Service Projects and Scholarships.

Here’s our opportunity to support next year’s grants to local nonprofits serving women and girls. Please also promote this event to your friends, relatives and co-workers. The items are interesting and participation is fun & easy. Monetary donations to Zonta Foundation, Inc. can be made at bottom of auction page, through a donation page https://go.rallyup.com/zontadonation (available now), the Donate Now button the the header of this website, our Facebook page or by writing a check payable to Zonta Foundation, Inc. and mailed to Elizabeth Stull Foundation Treasurer at 3049 S. 39th Street Milwaukee, WI 53215.

Milwaukee Zonta members and friends have proven to be very generous in the past. Here is one more opportunity ..if you are able, give someone a reason to smile.  Thank you!

2020 Fundraiser – Online Auction Coming September 19th – 27th!

Link to the Auction Site: https://go.rallyup.com/2020zontafundraiser
 Bidding will start September 19th and run through September 27th

Since we could not safely hold our 2020 Zonta Fashion Show fundraiser, we were not able to raise approximately $25,000 for nonprofit services serving women and girls. Our alternative is an online auction to be held September 19th through September 27th along with seeking monetary donations. 

 

The money raised will be distributed in 2021 to local non-profit agencies that empower women and girls in the Milwaukee metro area. This will be the only effort to raise funds for next year’s grants. These organizations provide education, basic needs such as food, housing and transportation, domestic violence support, and/or job preparation. Over the years we have supported over 75 local nonprofit agencies as well as Zonta International Service Projects and Scholarships.

 

Here’s our opportunity to support next year’s grants to local nonprofits serving women and girls. Please also promote this event to your friends, relatives and co-workers. The items are interesting and participation is fun & easy. Monetary donations to Zonta Foundation, Inc. can be made at bottom of auction page, through a donation page https://go.rallyup.com/zontadonation (available now), the Donate Now button the the header of this website, our Facebook page or by writing a check payable to Zonta Foundation, Inc. and mailed to Elizabeth Stull Foundation Treasurer at 3049 S. 39th Street Milwaukee, WI 53215.

 

Milwaukee Zonta members and friends have proven to be very generous in the past. Here is one more opportunity ..if you are able, give someone a reason to smile.  Thank you!