2017 Zonta Zing Annual Fundraiser

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The 2017 Zonta Zing Disco Party was Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Zonta Zing is Zonta Club of Madison's major fundraiser.  The Zing generates funds to support local and international programs that reduce violence against women through the Zonta Madison Foundation, Inc.  This year's Zing was Saturday, March 5 at Turner Hall. Proceeds benefit Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS), UNIDOS, and Project Respect.  

Why support women through Zonta?  Zonta Club of Madison carefully selects every program we support, to be effective in assisting women victims of violence and working to end domestic violence and human trafficking here. We also provide hands-on service to organizations we fund, adding valuable professional woman-power to the financial resources we will be able to provide because of support of the Zing fundraiser.

The 2017 Zonta Zing Fundraiser raised $14,465 which is the highest annual amount raised to date. These funds help women locally and internationally. Thank you to all of the volunteers, sponsors and auction/raffle donors who made this possible. In the past nine years, we have raised more than $100,000 to empower women.


Zonta Reaches $50,000 Pledge in support of DAIS Honor Project

Zonta Club of Madison is proud to announce that, as of May 2016, we have reached a five year financial goal of raising $50,000 to fund a bedroom, in Zonta’s name, at the new DAIS shelter. In 2014,  Domestic Abuse Intervention Services moved from its old location to a new shelter at 2012 Fordem Ave. The shelter tripled the resident capacity which provides a state of the art facility to support survivors of domestic violence. Zonta Club of Madison was the first community organization to pledge to the campaign. In 2005 and 2006,  Zonta Madison Foundation, Inc. provided $5,000 in seed money to fund part of a feasibility study for a new facility.

For many years, Zonta Club of Madison has supported DAIS through fund raising, sponsorships, kitchen cleaning in the old and new shelter, organizing a dinner team that cooks for 55 residents once a month, gift wrapping, DV advocacy awareness events, volunteering, donating monthly shelter supplies, making curtains, organizing resident bingo with donated  prizes and gardening. In addition, Zonta member Tamara Hagen has served as a member of the DAIS Board of Directors.

In 2015, Zonta Club of Madison celebrated its 75th Anniversary. The Club has been involved in local and international activities that empower women through service and advocacy as part of Zonta International.

Zonta would like to thank Margorie Hamann who spearheaded the Honor Project campaign. The campaign’s success couldn’t have happened without the generous donations of our members. This is an incredible success for a small community woman’s organization.

This Honor Project completion comes on the heels of Zonta Club of Madison raising $100,000 over the past ten years at their Zonta Zing, Zonta’s annual fundraiser. Beneficiaries have included: DAIS, UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence, Project Respect, A Fund for Women and organizations that support women.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed (women) can change the world Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  - Margaret Mead

Shannon Barry, Executive Director, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services commented: “The Zonta Club has consistently been the first to step up and support the work of DAIS. When we were dreaming about our new facility they were one of the first believers that we could create a beautiful and safe home for victims of domestic violence in our community. In 2012, the Zonta Club of Madison committed to sponsoring the very first bedroom in our new shelter through The Honor Project. This room – the Zonta Room -- will always provide a safe refuge for victims of domestic violence and their children. Over time thousands of women and children will find a place to rest peacefully and rebuild their lives thanks to the generosity of the Zonta Club of Madison.”

DAIS Shelter Visual Tour link