Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, New York
Empowering Women Since 1919
In 1919, a group of forward-thinking executive women came together in Buffalo, New York, to use their combined expertise in service to their community. Not satisfied with the predominantly social nature of many women’s organizations at the time, the women who founded Zonta envisioned a new kind of service organization – one that would promote professionalism among its executive members while serving the needs of girls and young women in the community.
Over one hundred years later, the legacy of Zonta’s early members can be seen and felt through 1,133 Zonta clubs in 63 countries across the globe. While the world has changed dramatically over the last century, approximately 27,000 Zontians today remain committed to the professionalism, fellowship and service that led Zonta’s visionary founders to come together. Today, Zonta’s history extends beyond the community service of each individual Zonta club. Zonta International has provided more than US$46.3 million through the Zonta International Foundation to empower women and girls and expand their access to education, health care, economic opportunities and safe living conditions.
The Niagara Falls, New York Zonta Club was chartered in 1924 and is only one of over 60 in the world-wide organization of Zonta International supported by our members: your friends, neighbors, parishioners, employers, employees and volunteers.
Our Club has provided local educational awards for young girls attending Niagara University’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) CAMP, and
young women entering public service (YWPA Award) or business (JMK Award).
Our service projects include, Passage House of Pinnacle Family Services, The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara’s Safe Harbor Project, and the Lighthouse Project to name a few.
We work diligently to raise awareness about domestic violence, rape, and human trafficking.