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! 

Please Help Raise Funds for our Zonta Club’s Covid-19 Crisis Response

– A combined Service and Advocacy initiative –

The COVID-19 crisis is adversely affecting women and families, particularly regarding basic needs, not only health, but also food, shelter and safety with increases in domestic violence, unemployment, and evictions. We will be supporting agencies whose resources are stretched due to this crisis and whose mission aligns with ours.

We are asking members who are able to donate to our club’s Zonta Foundation to help these agencies in need, making a bigger impact than we could as individuals.

  • If members who are able can donate the cost of our monthly meeting dinner, we should be able to raise $750 or more for each of the four agencies we have selected for this summer’s effort.
  • Since we did not meet as a Club in person and dine together in March, April, May and June, we each did not incur a $30 per month meeting cost. Please consider donating this amount or more.
  • Feel free to send in one check, or you may elect to donate monthly over the summer. We are also offering on-line donations via Facebook.

We have selected four agencies to support with this summer’s effort:

  • Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI)/ WOVIN –Women Veterans Initiative:
    • Women veterans and their families
    • Providing housing and food
    • Sojourner Family Peace Center:
    • Women and their families, as domestic violence is spiking in COVID-19 crisis
    • Providing safety, food, housing
  • Sixteenth St Health Center:
    • Patient and family-centered medical care and social services, serving largely below poverty level Spanish-speaking population in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties
    • Open and accepting new patients, need protective equipment
  • The Cathedral Center:
    • Primary focus is on women and children, working to end homelessness
    • Concerned about running out of supplies, basic needs and PPE

Donations can be sent to the Zonta Foundation Treasurer:
Elizabeth Stull
3049 S. 39th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Please indicate “COVID” on your check and note if this is a one-time donation for the full summer effort, or one of multiple checks if you prefer to donate monthly. Or you may donate on-line via our Facebook page. Thank you!

2020 Fundraiser is moving to April 2021!!

A decision has been made by the Club to cancel the 2020 Zonta Club of Milwaukee Fashion Show Fundraiser originally scheduled for April and previously postponed to September 26. With the continuing public health concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19), and for the safety of our supporters and our members, we feel that this is the right thing to do. We are moving forward with our planning of our 2021 event on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Milwaukee Marriott West and hope you will support us next year.

We rely on your generosity. We plan to hold an online silent auction in September with items already donated in order to raise funds that can be used for grants to local non-profit agencies that empower women and girls. We ask for your support with our fundraiser effort through the silent auction or donations. Keep an eye out for additional information coming closer to September.

If you have a paid reservation for the 2020 event, you will be contacted by Elizabeth Stull to either receive a refund or turn your money into a donation.

Homelessness, abuse, hunger, and unemployment are all on the rise as the “stay at home” regulations are in force, impacting impoverished women and children. The Zonta Club of Milwaukee’s fashion show fundraiser is the primary fundraiser to support agency grants to strengthen the safety net for those in need. Thank you for your ongoing support of this initiative benefiting the women of the Milwaukee area.

Thank you for your continued support!

The Zonta Club of Milwaukee Fundraiser Fashion Show is postponed until Sept. 26, 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Please plan to join us then!!