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Zonta Club of Hilo Foundation

Since 1950, Zonta Club of Hilo has provided resources and funds to empower women and expand access to education, economic opportunities, social services, and more.

By supporting our foundation’s volunteer-powered charitable work, you improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally.

Thank you for making gender equality a priority in Hawai`i and beyond.


Zonta Club of Hilo Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

The Zonta Club of Hilo Foundation’s purpose is to support the mission of the Zonta Club of Hilo. That mission is:

  • To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health, and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy.
  • To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions.
  • To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
  • To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world.

President (to 5/31/24)
Janet Fujioka

Vice President (to 5/31/25)
Barbara Hastings

Secretary (to 5/31/25)
Laurie Higashi

Treasurer (to 5/31/24)
Julie Mitchell

Director & Club President (to 5/31/25)
Julie Tulang

Fundraising Committee Chair
Julie Tulang


2013-2017 Tonya Ozone
2018-2022 Janet Fujioka
2022-2022 Julie Mitchell

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