Zonta Club of Newport holds a successful Lunafest
On 1 April 1, the Zonta Club of Newport Harbor, USA, held its most successful fundraising Lunafest. With more than 150 attendees, they raised more than US $31,000.
The proceeds will be divided between scholarships for female students in the film school at Chapman's Dodge College of Film and the club's partner WISEPlace, a local non-profit and shelter. Since 1924, WISEPlace has helped more than 8,560 unaccompanied women who lack a support system to end homelessness independently.
While Zonta friends and family attended the festival, supporters of WISEPlace and a few film students also showed their support.
The film festival is the club's only fundraiser each year. Although it takes a lot of time, effort and collaboration, the club is grateful to their club members who have stepped up this year. The event also included wonderful food, a fantastic compilation of gifts in the silent auction, a wine pull and two opportunity drawings. They are proud to know that all this hard work will impact the women of WISEPlace and the female film students and bring awareness to the community of the mission of Zonta.