Our Story

Founded in 1925, Zonta Club of St. Louis is a service organization of volunteer professionals dedicated to improving the status of women locally through service,
advocacy, scholarships, and mentoring.

Zonta Club of St. Louis, as part of ZI District 7, is a member of Zonta International with more than 28,000 members in nearly 1,200 clubs in 61 countries around the world. Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals that have been empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy since 1919.

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Historical Timeline

  • 1920-1939

    The first Zonta Club was founded in Buffalo NY, Women sought the ability to vote, The 37th Zonta Club was founded in St Louis (1925). Amelia Earhart disappears attempting to fly around the globe. Learn more…

  • 1940-1959

    World War II impacts the world; Women head to the factories and the battlefields. The 1950s was the beginning of the Golden Age of Television, and the first woman breaks the sound barrier in a plane. The St Louis club supports the war efforts and focuses on local service projects. Learn more…

  • 1960-1979

    The Equal Pay Act, the Rise of Women’s Liberation, women become heads of state Zonta Club St Louis supports local service projects. Learn more…

  • 1980-1999

    A woman is appointed to the Supreme Court and, for the first time, women surpass men in college attendance and graduation. In 1990 the Violence Against Women Act is passed. The St. Louis club receives an award from the USO and St Louis hosts the Zonta International 53rd Convention. Learn more…

  • 2000-2019

    Women begin holding more powerful roles in both business and politics. Malala Yousafzai stands up to defend her right to an education. Zonta Club St Louis hosts the first North America Inter Districts Meeting and premiers the Little Stones documentary. Learn more…

Current Leadership

Club Officers

PresidentLaura Burton
Vice-PresidentStacy Donovan
TreasurerJill Cooper
SecretaryLinda White

Club Directors

FinanceBarbara Meyer
Long Range PlanningJudy Jensen
Membership/FellowshipLisa Lillie
Service/AdvocacyPeggy Gilbertson/Ellen Embry
PR/Communications/International/ZESTEdith Holmes

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P.O. Box 170083
St. Louis, MO 63117

The Zonta Club of St. Louis Charitable Trust is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are deductible, according to the law.

EIN: 43-6144628