Chartered in 1957, the Zonta Club of Fairfax has been working to empower women through service and advocacy worldwide and in our local community for approximately sixty years. Through monetary contributions to Zonta International, service is provided mostly through United Nations Women projects. The Club also locally funds scholarships at Thomas Jefferson High School, Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University Graduate School and funds the food pantry at the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Action Shelter (DVAC). All funds are raised locally through various fund-raising projects. At holiday times, the club also fills and delivers baskets for families at Cornerstone in Reston provides gifts for families at DVAC.
The Zonta Club of Fairfax currently meets on the first Saturday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Calvary Hill Baptist Church, 9301 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA.
Zonta International Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 63 countries and geographic areas, Zontians worldwide volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta’s mission and objectives which are:
To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy;
To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions;
To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms;
To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world.
Since its inception, Zonta International has supported projects in 46 countries, provided scholarships and awards to women around the globe, and been a powerful advocate for change in our local and international communities, helping to transform the world and women’s place in it. Zonta International, its districts and its clubs are nonsectarian and nonpartisan.