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1 Zonta International Foundation Be brief Be bright Be gone ……. PowerPoint Presentations

2 Zonta International Foundation The world of Zontian giving

3 Zonta International Foundation Mission The purpose of Zonta International Foundation is to support the approved charitable and educational programs of Zonta International through effective fund raising, investment of funds and the distribution of proceeds. Through financial support of Zonta International’s programs, the Foundation is the catalyst for greater understanding and service to women throughout the world.

4 Zonta International Foundation Zonta International Service Programs funded by the Zonta International Foundation International Service Fund projects ZISVAW Program Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Program Young Women in Public Affairs Program

5 Zonta International Foundation Afghanistan HEALTH EDUCATION Sri Lanka ECONOMIC SELF- SUFFICIENCY Bolivia EDUCATION HEALTH ECONOMIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY Niger POVERTY HIV/AIDS International Service Fund

6 Zonta International Foundation  Graduate (PhD) fellowships for women studying aerospace related sciences and engineering  US$10,000 (AUD$10,420) each, to 35 recipients each year  Recent winners in District 23: Caroline Rickards (RMIT) Sandra Crook (Adelaide University) Xia Li (Monash University) Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund Caroline Sandra

7 Zonta International Foundation  Undergraduate Scholarships for young women preparing for a career in business management  Funded by bequest and annual contributions  Over US$230,800 (AUD$240,560) provided for 169 scholarships to women from 38 countries  Applications for 2008 awards are due in June Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Fund Jennifrer Long, Melton

8 Zonta International Foundation  Encourages young women to pursue careers in community service and volunteer organizations  Funded by donations  District 23 and ZI Award 2002: Abigael Ogada Osir  District 23 and ZI Award 2007: Amanda Richards  2008 entries are invited now Young Women in Public Affairs Award

9 Zonta International Foundation Fundraising Goals Rose Fund, the Foundation Annual Operating and Program SupportUS$ 800,000 Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund $ 650,000 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Fund $ 125,000 Young Women in Public Affairs Fund $ 150,000 International Service Fund $1,500,000 ZISVAW Fund $ 550,000 WHPPI Fund $ 30,000 US$3,805,000 In Australian Dollars the total figure is $3,965,853

10 Zonta International Foundation Why should we give to the Foundation?  70 percent of the world’s 1.3 billion poor are women  Two-thirds of the illiterate adults in the world are women and two-thirds of the children not in school today are girls  60 million women who should be alive today are “missing” because of violence associated with gender discrimination  Every month of every year, over 40,000 women in developing nations die from pregnancy related causes  Women comprise 48% of the work force, yet less than 5% hold senior management positions & only 10% hold seats in the world’s parliaments  Every year an estimated 4 million women and girls are bought and sold worldwide

11 Zonta International Foundation “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead Thank you Be brief, be bright, be gone…


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