Zonta Club of Joliet

Zonta Club of Joliet Event Exceeds Fundraising Goal During Annual Event
The Zonta Club of Joliet exceeded their fundraising goal during the March 5th fundraiser held at the Crystal Grand in Lemont. The event drew over 225 people and included an elegant lunch, silent and live auctions, as well as raffles.  The theme of this year’s Zonta fundraiser was “Zonta Empowers Women Worldwide,”  which celebrates the achievements and accomplishments of women from all walks of life, including the 2017 Woman of Distinction, Kay Bolden.

Proceeds from the annual fundraiser support local and international Zonta charities.  This year’s local charity recipient is Guardian Angel Community Services and the funding will be used to keep abused women, mothers and their children safe. 

“Fundraising Co-chairs Mary Baudino, Bonnie Horne, and their committee, are to be commended for the success of this event,” said Zonta Club of Joliet President Yolanda Reyes.  “Their hard work and dedication have raised a substantial amount of money that will be used to help women.”

The Zonta Club of Joliet graciously thanks their Zonta Empowers Women Sponsors: Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, D’Arcy Buick-GMC, Hammond Horne Team, and Coldwell Banker Honig Bell; Zonta Makes the Difference Sponsors: ExxonMobil, Helen and J.D. Ross; and Zonta Friend Sponsors: Johanna Rux & Associates and Walco Tool & Engineering.

Zonta International was formed in 1919 and is headquartered in Oakbrook, Illinois. There are more than 33,000 members in over 1,200 clubs in 65 countries around the world. View Event Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jths204/albums/72157679076866902

 Welcome to the Zonta Club of Joliet

Zonta Pres 201517 YoliThe Zonta Club of Joliet which was established in 1973 has been dedicated to improving the lives of women locally and globally through service, advocacy, and fundraising.

The Zonta Club of Joliet is a member of Zonta International – located in Oakbrook, Illinois. Founded in 1919 in New York, it has been committed to “empower women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy”. There are over 30,000 members in over 67 countries and we are proud to be a part of it.

Over the years our club has supported many organizations by having fundraising events for Guardian Angel Community Center, Habitat for Humanity, Prairie State Legal Services, and several others. We have supported women in their efforts to further their education by providing scholarships funds through the Jane M. Klausman, the Young Women in Public Affairs and through an endowment scholarship at Joliet Junior College.

The Zonta Club of Joliet is proud of its efforts in making a difference in the lives of women and our community. If you would like to be a part of this proud organization, please email Beth Colvin, Membership Chair at bclvn26@aol.com. We would love to hear from you.


Yolanda Reyes

President – 2015-2017