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Our next meeting will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2024
 6:00pm - Meeting (Social starts at 5:00 pm)
@ Kenny and Ziggy's Deli in the Schmooze Room
1743 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

Dinner: Select from the menu

We do not have meetings during July and August but have multiple fellowship events planned. If interested, please contact our Fellowship Committee Chair at 
Virtual:  Contact Marsha Murray for the Zoom link



Zonta Club of Houston Educational & Charitable Fund (ZCHECF) 

We would like to say "Thank you" to our supporters and donors for your support of the
Zonta Mission, making a difference in the lives of women and girls.


To learn more about Zonta International,
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Here is a link to our current Newsletter:  June 2024


Zonta Club of Houston Educational & Charitable Fund (ZCHECF)


 If you would like to donate to Zonta Club of Houston Educational and Charitable Fund, please click ZCH Educational & Charitable Fund Inc (ZCHECF)

The Zonta Club of Houston (ZCH) is part of Zonta International which was founded in 1919 in Buffalo, NY.  Today, Zonta International is a global organization of nearly 30,000 members in over 1,200 Zonta clubs in 62 countries.  See Zonta History for more information.


Mission:  Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Vision: Zonta International envisions a world in which women's rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.  In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.  In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.


ZCH also has a 501(c)(3) organization: the ZCHECF.  The fund's primary purpose is to provide scholarships and fund service projects that advance the status of women in the greater Houston area as well as globally through contributions to the Zonta International Foundation (ZIF).  For more information on our local service projects, scholarships and advocacy, please see "What We Do" on the menu bar.

If you share our purpose and our activities interest you, we would like to meet you!  For information on Upcoming Events and Meetings - Monthly Member Meeting

Young Women in Public Affairs Award 2024

Though about 40% of the world’s workforce is women, according to data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union, only 25.7% of all national parliamentarians were female as of 1 September 2021. Because Zonta International believes that young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service, it offers the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award, which recognizes young women, ages 16-19, for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes,and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.

Established in 1990 by Past International President Leneen Forde, Zonta has given 1,091 awards, US$1,488,750, to 919 young women from 61 countries.

The program operates at the Zonta club, district/region and international levels. Zonta International offers 37 international awards of US$5,000. Each district/region may submit one applicant for consideration for an international scholarship. The five largest districts may submit a second applicant for a total of two applicants.

The Zonta Club of Houston awards one applicant, selected during March, with $1,250.00 and submits that application to District 10. If selected as the top applicant in District 10 the applicant will also receive $5,000.00 from Zonta International.


Women In STEM Scholarship

STEM Application 2024

Jane Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Named in honor of Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York, USA, and the 1990-1995 Zonta International Parliamentarian, the first Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships were awarded in 1998 to women pursuing degrees in business leading to a business management career. The program ultimately seeks to influence business decisions that positively affect women by increasing the number of women in executive positions in the field of business management. This program operates at the club, district and international levels of Zonta International. Clubs, districts and regions are advised to appoint committees to manage these program responsibilities.

2024 JMK Poster_fillable_02.pdf
2024 JMK Scholarship Application Description.pdf
2024 JMK Scholarship Application.pdf
2024 JMK Scholarship Background and Stats.pdf
2024 JMK Scholarship Privacy Policy and Publicity Authorization Form.pdf 
2024 JMK Scholarship Recommendation Letter Cover Sheet.pdf
2024 JMK Scholarship Verification of Current Enrollment Form.pdf