Empowering Women Through Service & Advocacy since 1940

Member of Zonta International Est. 1920

The Zonta Club of Corvallis appreciates the support that you have given to our mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.  We wanted to let you know that we will not be hosting an in-person annual auction this year.  

Last year the Zonta Club of Corvallis auction proceeds supported 21 very bright and capable women with scholarships that ranged from $1,500 to $3,000.  Eleven of the $3,000 scholarships went to women studying in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).  The Club also awarded grants totaling $23,000 to 13 local non-profits that support women and girls.  In addition, we supported Zonta International projects coordinated jointly with United Nations agencies.  

Without our auction fundraising event this year it will be difficult to provide the same level of support, so we will have a virtual appeal event, Investing in the Future.  This will allow you to still make a donation to the Zonta Service Foundation of Corvallis and help us continue our work of empowering women. If you are interested in making a donation, please click the donate now button at the top of the page. 

We will certainly miss having an opportunity to enjoy your company again this year and we appreciate your understanding under the circumstances. 

Thank you again for all your generosity in the past and we look forward to your continued support in the future.

2020-2021 Officers 


  • President - Andrea Shonnard 

  • Vice President - Laurie Russel 

  • 2nd Vice President -  

  • Immediate Past President - Leigh Griffith 

  • Treasurer -  Cathy Myers

  • Secretary - Selma Starns 

What We Do

Service: We are passionate about serving the local community. We do so by supporting local organizations who empower women and girls with funding from our community grants organization. We sponsor local Z clubs at both Corvallis high schools and one for university students. Each year through our Rose Day program, we recognize local individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution in the efforts to empower women or to provide leadership in addressing community social issues.


Advocacy: The Zonta Club of Corvallis advocates at the local level on issues related to human rights and gender equality. We do this in a variety of ways such as participating in local hearings and public meetings, hosting speakers and panels to raise awareness about issues affecting women. 


Education: To fulfill our mission of empowering women, the Zonta Club of Corvallis supports educational opportunities for women, especially those pursuing a career in a traditionally male-dominated field. We offer a variety of scholarship opportunities. 

Who We Are

Established in 1940  with 17 members , the Zonta Club of Corvallis is now  well established and active club with almost 70 current members!  We are professional women and men from a diverse age range that come from all parts of the Corvallis, Oregon area.  While our membership has recently enjoyed a large jump in interest by new and young women and men, we also benefit from the invaluable expertise and knowledge of our numerous long time members.


Our membership includes celebrated pioneers, who have worked tirelessly for many decades towards the betterment of women.  They have made significant gains and progress in equality issues, policies and legislation such as the implementation of Title IX.  Our club benefits  from the knowledge, wisdom and experience of our many long time members who have lead and worked tirelessly within our club for 20, 30, and even 60 years! 

The Zonta Club of Corvallis is a member of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization, dedicated to improving the status of women through service and advocacy.  International membership currently includes over 29,000 members in 63 countries. 

Zonta International 

Mission and Vision

Zonta International envisions a world in which women's rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.


In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.

In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.

Rose Day 2019

Rose Day 2017

Rose Day 2018

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Interested in becoming a member? 

Contact us at ZontaCorvallis@gmail.com

​Mailing Address: 

Zonta Club of Corvallis

PO Box 792, Corvallis, OR 97339

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