Beliv. Invest. Empower.
It is not often that we are able to give a donation to Zonta that will last a lifetime. As we approach our Centennial Anniversary, we have the unparalleled opportunity of supporting Zonta’s Endowment Fund through a gift that will serve as a stable financial base for uninterrupted action in support of future generations of women and girls.
Our projects of the past 100 years, both local and international, speak to our commitment and focus to Zonta’s mission and vision of women empowerment through service and advocacy. For nearly 10 decades, we have provided through our international projects alone, more than US$40 million to empower women and girls and expand their access to education, health care, economic opportunitties and safe living conditions. But we must be able to continue our work in any economic climate and despite uncertainties in membership growth and the threats of competition for funds. Zonta’s Endowment Fund provides the answer to this potential future predicament. By building a healthy Endowment Fund, we create the financial base we need to meet these uncertainties. With an Endowment Fund, which is an investment fund, the principal amount is kept intact and the investment income is available for use to support projects, thus ensuring that our service and advocacy programs are carried forward.
If you wish to offer a gift that is significant to you, there are options available to our Zonta members:
a one-time gift
recurring payments made monthly, quarterly or semi-annually
a 3-year gift plan (although the Centennial Anniversary Endowment Campaign is current for the centennial celebrations, support for the Endowment Fund will continue during Zonta’s next 100 years)
planned giving such as a bequest, gifts of stock, retirement plans and life insurance, as your legacy to Zonta
Why do we give to the Endowment Fund?
We give because:
Millions of women and girls need our help, not only now, but in the future.
This Fund enables us to empower them.
This Fund is the fund that keeps on giving (your gift of $5000, for example, remains intact forever, and will serve as the corpus that will bear interest earnings of approximately $500 every biennium).
This Fund gives us the ability to ensure a better world for women and girls in perpetuity.
BELIEVE. in our cause
INVEST. in the future
EMPOWER. many more millions of women and girls, and through them improve the quality of life in communities around the world for generations to come.
GIVE NOW FOR THE FUTURE.
Contribute to the Endowment Fund. Join the CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN (CAEC)