Coos Bay Area Zonta Service Foundation


To Improve the legal, economic, educational, health and professional status of women and children.

The Coos Bay Area Service Foundation was established in 2000 and is a 501c3 charity organization. The club membership’s fundraising efforts to support the Foundation included the famous Celebrity Dinner and Auction which we hosted for 21 years raising over $500,000 during that time. The club also supported a grant writing committee which successful raised over $50,000 for the club’s Little Red Schoolhouse program which coordinated the purchase and distribution of basic school supplies to elementary schools throughout Coos County. Club fundraising efforts and committee work have been effected by the COVID pandemic. Our resilient membership adopted online fundraisers, letter campaigns and incorporated social media tools to continue raising funds for both our local and international projects. We continued a successful grant writing effort for the club’s Girls Rock in Tool and Trade education program. 

Traditional Irish Tea Raises $$ for Scholarship Programs

On Saturday, May 13, 2023 a Traditional Irish Tea was held at the North Bend High School Hall of Champions. Chef Frank Murphy and his culinary high school students catered this fun and successful fundraiser. 

Chef Frank filled the room with laughter as he told his wonderful stories growing up.  Many thanks to Chef Frank and his students in the NBHS Culinary Class.

A silent auction and ask for scholarship donations helped raise over $6000 for the Zonta scholarships and education programs. 

Creative Minds work together to raise funds for Zonta Foundation!

“Let the good times roll as they say in Lousiana! And “roll” they did at our club’s inaugural Murder Mystery Dinner Theater fundraising event. Partnering with OCCI, the Dolphin Players troupe and John Beane of So It Goes Coffee fame helped the club raise over $6,000 for scholarships and club programs. 

Sponsors of the event included: Pam de Jong – Edward Jones, Umpqua Bank, NW Natural Gas, Al Pierce Company, and Dr. Webster.

Thank you to our community for supporting us once again as we work to build a better world for women and girls!


In November of 2022 we hosted a LUNAFEST Film Festival at the historic Egyptian Theater. The club raised almost $4,000 at this inaugural fundraiser which promised to be even bigger and better in 2023!