Dedicated to Advancing the Status of Women
The Zonta Club of Tampa is dedicated to advancing the status of women locally and globally. We are an organization of business professionals and executives who support our community and the world at large through service and fundraising.
The Zonta Club of Tampa was chartered on April 24, 1940. In our 75 years of community service, we have supported charitable organizations through thousands of service hours, and most notably raised over $250,000 to build the Zonta Boys and Girls Club of Tampa, located across from Lowry Park Zoo.
For many years we have provided Jane Dowdell Career Assistance Grants (Scholarships) to needy students who are heads of households involved in higher education or technical training. Funds have assisted students with equipment needed for classes, car repairs, childcare and other expenses not typically covered by scholarships. Learn more about our good works.
Woman of the Year
During our annual ZONTASTIC event in March, we honored the Zonta Club of Tampa’s 2017 Woman of the Year, Julianne Holt, Hillsborough County Public Defender.
Julianne is a lifelong resident of Tampa who has served as the elected Public Defender since January 1993.
Prior to being elected as the Public Defender, she served as a Special Court Appointed Public Defender from 1987 to 1992 and was in private law practice from 1981 to 1992.