Castle Rock, CO, June 12, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Zonta Douglas County recently awarded two local scholarships and grants to three community groups that serve women and children as well as $1,000 to Zonta International.
Kirsten Painter, a recent graduate of Ponderosa High School in Parker, received a $2,000 scholarship to attend University of Kansas in the fall. In addition, $2,000 was given to Arapahoe Community College for a matching grant scholarship program.
The three community groups that each received a $1,000 Zonta grant were:
- Hide in Plain Sight, www.hideplainsight.org, a nonprofit started by Joe Roos in 2015 to help homeless high school seniors in Douglas County to attend college or vocational school;
- Family Tree, www.thefamilytree.org, a nonprofit established nearly 40 years ago that provides a broad range of services and shelter to Metro Denver families and youth to overcome child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness; and
- Douglas Elbert Task Force, www.detaskforce.org, a nonprofit that meets the immediate needs of residents of Douglas and Elbert counties who are in financial distress and/or at risk of becoming homeless with donations of food and household items to help them work through troublesome times with dignity.
Zonta’s scholarship and grant program is funded primarily through its annual Trivia Night fundraiser, an event where teams of six adults compete in eight rounds of mind-bending trivia. Winner for 2016 Trivia Event was the Area 3 Zonta Presidents Team. Major sponsors were: IREA, Nesavich Properties, and Hoff & Leigh.
“Our Trivia Night keeps growing in popularity and we sold out team tables this year,” says Rhonda Bolich-Lampo, Trivia Event Chair. “We have already set the date for next year as April 8, 2017, and look forward to another well-attended, successful event.”
2016-17 Zonta Club Officers
In addition to awarding the scholarship and grants at its recent meeting, Zonta members installed officers for the next year:
Judy Nesavich, president
Karla Painter, vice president
Karen Becker, secretary
Julie Browning, treasurer
Sue Nissen, Foundation treasurer
Sharon Cooper, director
Jean Zimmerman, director
Founded in 2003, Zonta Club of Douglas County is part of Zonta International, a global organization of executives and professionals empowering women for service and advocacy worldwide. Nearly 33,000 members belong to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 68 countries and geographic areas. For more information, visit www.zonta.org.