For more than 30 years, the award-winning Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva has provided service, advocacy, and funding on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, in Lee County, and globally through Zonta International.
Since our beginnings in 1987, the Zonta mission to empower women has guided operations and activities, especially on service connections and on which local projects we support. All club members are also members of the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3), established to raise and distribute funds to organizations that empower women. For the 2019-2020 grants cycle, we supported 16 grantees and we gave 1 support award.
Our nearly 70 members give generously of their time to hands-on service, logging hundreds of hours each year. The club is a leader within District 11 (comprising over 40 clubs in the American southeast), and is recognized at the global level as a major contributor to Zonta International projects. During the era of the prestigious District 11 Governor’s Cup, which recognized excellence in service, advocacy, fundraising, and member relations, the club received the cup numerous times.
The club values friendship, collaboration and drawing on members’ unique talents and experiences. If you live or work on Sanibel or Captiva, and support Zonta’s ideals, please consider joining us. We encourage all ages and have a Young Professionals category with reduced annual dues.