Zonta Club of Joliet

Zonta Club of Joliet Area Holds Annual Fundraiser March 18 to Benefit Local and International Woman’s Charities

The Zonta Club of Joliet Area will hold its annual fundraiser on Sunday, March 18, at the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate Victorian Ballroom, 15 South Eastern Ave. in Joliet. The event will begin with a social hour and cash bar at 11 a.m.  Lunch will be served at noon.    

The theme of this year’s Zonta fundraiser is “The Legacy of Zonta Heroes.”   Tickets can be purchased for $75 from Zonta members or by contacting Anne O’Neill at 815-342-6365 or aoneill@wintrust.com.

The Zonta Club of Joliet Area 2018 Woman of Distinction, Dr. Judy Mitchell, will be honored at the event.  The Woman of Distinction is a person who has contributed to Zonta’s mission of improving the status of women around the world. 

Dr. Judy L. Mitchell is Joliet Junior College’s ninth president.  Mitchell has worked at the college for 20 years, having started as an administrative assistant in the CIOS department in 1996. She gives back generously to the community  as a member of Joliet Rotary, Will County Workforce Investment Board, Three Rivers Education Partnership, Habitat for Humanity, Will County Center for Economic Development, Grundy Economic Development Council, and United Way/Combined Charities.  Dr. Mitchell recently served as the Key Note Speaker at the Joliet Central Fearless Females Z Club Induction Ceremony, sharing her message of persistence and empowerment.  The Fearless Females Z Club is the junior charter club of the Zonta Club of the Joliet Area. 

Welcome to the Zonta Club of Joliet

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 Marilyn McSteen, Membership Chair at marilynmcsteen@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you.


Beth Colvin