Chartered in 1957, the Zonta Club of Fairfax County, an organization of professionals and executives, has been working to empower women through service and advocacy in our local community for approximately sixty years. Currently, Zonta Club of Fairfax County is comprised of more than 20 dedicated members, who continue working to improve the legal, political, economic, health, educational, and professional status of women, and advocate for issues to improve the lives of women in our community and our world.
The club locally funds scholarships at Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University Graduate School and funds the food pantry at the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Action Shelter (DVAC). Through monetary contributions to Zonta International, service is also provided through United Nations Women projects and other international organizations. 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 and provides gifts for families at DVAC. Advocacy is pursued through local, statewide and national actions. The club supports Zonta International’s advocacy actions through its NGO activities with the United Nations.
The Zonta Club of Fairfax County currently alternatively meets on the first Saturday of the month on ZOOM from 10-11:30 am or the first Monday of the month at a local restaurant from 6:30-8:00 pm. Check the club website and Facebook page for the information on the next meeting.
Zonta Club of Fairfax County is a member of Zonta International, a leading global organization founded in 1921 that has been advancing women’s rights, empowering women and advocating for gender equality for over a century. Zonta Intenational goals include the following.
Zonta stands for women’s rights. We advocate for equality, education and an end to child marriage and gender-based violence.
Zonta expands opportunities for women and girls through our international education programs and service projects.
We shall not rest until women’s rights are recognized as human rights.
We find joy in doing this in a supportive community of like-minded professionals from diverse countries and cultures.
Zonta International has more than 24,000 women and men in more than 1,200 Zonta clubs in more than 67 countries.
Since its inception, Zonta International has supported projects in more than 50 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.
Zonta Club of Fairfax’s
Volunteer of the Year 2022/2023: