Category Archives: Foundation

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

Link to the Auction Site:
 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 (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!!

Fundraiser Event: Please note that this date has been postponed and new invitations will be created

Please consider joining us for our annual Fashion Show Fundraiser!   

  • Check out our Activities Page for a copy of the 2020 Invitation and RSVP information.   
  • For online RVSP, please visit: 


Thank you to all who supported our 2019 fundraiser!

With your support and generosity we are making a difference in the lives of women and girls both locally and internationally!  Thank you! 

Annual Fundraiser Fashion Show – April 14th, 2018

The Eventbrite site is now live! Invitations are attached to the Activities page. Please reserve your spot to make our 2018 fundraiser the bet yet!  Join us for a day of food, fun, and fashions!  Your support is appreciated.  Thank you! 

Fashion Show Fundraiser – April 14. 2018

The Eventbrite site is now live! Invitations will be out soon. Please plan to reserve your spot to make our 2018 fundraiser the bet yet! We need your support. Thank you! 

2018 Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship Award

2018 Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship Award

Aimed at pre-university or pre-college students (ages 16-19), this tri-level (club/district/international) award was designed to encourage more young women to participate in Public Affairs and Political Life.

Applicants must show their active commitment to volunteerism and provide evidence of their volunteer leadership achievements, as well as their dedication to advancing the status of women worldwide.

The Zonta Club of Milwaukee gives a $1,000 award and forwards the winner’s application to Zonta District 6 for consideration for an additional $1,500 award.

The district winner’s application is sent on to Zonta International for consideration for one of the ten $4,000 international awards.

The 2018 Young Women in Public Affairs Award application is available now. Completed applications are due on or before March 15, 2018.  The MS Word application can be found here.