Waldorf, Maryland, May 21, 2010: The Community Foundation of Charles County (CFCC) is thrilled to announce the creation of the newest Fund, The Zonta Legacy Endowment Fund, to support ‘projects that benefit the legal, political, economic, educational and professional status of women locally and around the world’.
With a generous match from the Chaney Foundation, the Zonta Club of Charles County (Club) established a $10,000 endowment fund to ‘create long-term and a lasting legacy to Zonta’s future goals.’ This is one way CFCC facilitates giving by providing the residents of Charles County a way to make a meaningful and lasting contribution. CFCC encourages all philanthropy, with a special emphasis on the establishment of an endowment fund where only the earnings are used to support charitable activities.
The purpose of the Zonta Legacy Endowment Fund, as written in the Club Endorsement, approved by club members and signed by Club President, Christine Parker, states, “As the needs for women and children in our community and internationally, continue to grow, so must the vision of our local club”. Accordingly, “This long-term visionary endowment will ensure that our club’s legacy of support will continue in perpetuity, regardless of the size or direction our club takes in the future.”
“We are thankful for this wonderful opportunity to partner with the Chaney Foundation and the Community Foundation of Charles County to establish the Club’s first endowment fund,” says Carol Jackson, Zonta Past President and Platinum member.
The Community Foundation of Charles County, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, was founded by and for the people of Charles County, Maryland. Its mission: To improve the quality of life for the community of Charles County by aligning philanthropic interests with community needs through stewardship and collaboration. Our vision: To make Charles County the best place to live and give.
To contribute to the Zonta Legacy Endowment Fund, checks may be made payable to The Community Foundation of Charles County and mailed to 3055 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, Maryland 20601. Simply insert the Fund’s name in the check’s memo line. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
The Zonta Club of Charles County was chartered by Zonta International in 1981. Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. For more information about the Zonta Club of Charles County, please visit www.zontacharlescounty.org or write P.O. Box 691, White Plains, MD 20695.