Zontian Germaine Gibian receives 2023 Community Impact Honoree

Germaine Gibian, a club member of the Zonta Club of Cleveland, USA, was recognized as the 2023 Community Impact Honoree at Rainey Institute’s annual fundraiser.

For almost 24 years, Germaine served on the Board of the Rainey Institute, a non-profit community arts center dedicated to engaging Cleveland’s youth through dance, drama, music and visual arts. Rainey aims to provide a safe and encouraging environment where students gain the life skills necessary to pursue their dreams and succeed wherever life takes them.

As a public librarian, Germaine was naturally interested in her community and found that participating in projects and organizations around town was a satisfying part of life outside regular work. She found herself immersed in activities supported by the club, the first service club for women and devoted to advancing the status of women. Through Zonta, she got involved in tutoring, fundraising, leading book discussions, organizing and participating in board management.