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Celebrity Tribute

2016 Celebrity Tribute

Tribute Tickets $125.00

Reservation Deadline Monday, October 24, 2016

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Sponsorship Payment can be found below under the Sponsorship Opportunities
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DATE:  Friday, November 4, 2016
TIME:   6:00 pm - hors d'oeuvres
            6:45 - Dinner, Auction, &             Tribute
PLACE: Hyatt Regency Valencia

24500 Town Center Dr,
Valencia, CA 91355

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Contact Information:

Phyllis Walker, Cheryl Wasserman, & Judy Penman
2016 Tribute Co-Chairs
(661) 252-9351/tribute@scvzonta.org

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Dr. Dianne Van Hook, Chancellor

The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita is proud to honor Dr. Van Hook for an unprecedented second time. As the youngest individual ever to become a California Community College CEO, she was honored in 1995 for her achievements. Two decades later, she is now the longest serving Community College CEO in California. She joins icons of Santa Clarita’s pioneering women leaders including Joanne Darcy, who fought to shine a light on domestic violence, Ruth Newhall, who made a place for women in journalism, and Dianne Curtis and Cheri Fleming, who provided leadership to 60,000 women and girls around the world. These are women who have made a true difference in opportunities for women in our community and beyond.

Today, Van Hook’s visionary contributions to collegiate education have gone far beyond typical academic achievement. They have given birth to a wide range of innovative career opportunities for our local girls and women who seek not only to improve their own lives but the lives of their children and the future of our world. Zonta’s mission is “Empowering women through service and advocacy.” With a lighthearted look at the Chancellor’s tenure, Zontians will highlight and celebrate her outstanding contributions to the International organization’s driving force of service for women in need.

This event will be fun, funny, entertaining, and there are many unique and interesting items in the live auction.

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Gold Sponsors

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Zonta's mission is Empowering Women through Service and Advocacy. For 40 years in the Santa Clarita Valley, Zonta has been driven by its mission to improve the lives of women and girls in need, both locally and abroad.

Through diverse programs and projects, Zonta provides scholarships for aspiring business women, young women interested in aerospace careers, those considering public service, as well as those who require training for reentry into the work place; programs to support S.T.E.M. activities for girls, struggling single mothers and victims of domestic violence. In addition to numerous public relations, programs to increase awareness of the serious issues that adversely affect women and girls.

Through these activities, we are helping to develop future leaders from those who may not have been recognized for their potential to improve our community.

  • Virginia Wrage Memorial Fund provides scholarships to women who are facing life altering mid-life challenges that threaten the everyday life of themselves and their children.
  • LifeForward provides a series of workshops designed to assist women with the necessary skills to foster economic independence and self-sufficiency.
  • Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program in partnership with the Domestic Violence Center of SCV provides Advocates to help victims understand prepare for and navigate the complex court system, in addition to being an advocate in the court hearings.
  • The Girls Robotics Program provides young girls with the hands-on experience of building and programing robots, to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
  • In addition, we provide The Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship the Jane M Klausman Scholarship and grants to local community agencies and organizations for their programs that support our mission.

This is Zonta’s major fundraiser; all the funds raised provide for the local programs and project for our community. We also support at least one International Amelia Earhart Fellowship every year. Amelia was a Zontian and the Fellowship is for young women pursuing a doctorate in aerospace-related science and aerospace-related engineering.

For more information on Zonta’s Tribute to Women Honoring Elizabeth Hopp, sponsorships levels and reservations please go to www.scvzonta.org

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Online Payment for Sponsorship Opportunities.

Online Payment for Sponsorships

Please contact the Committee for more information or to make other arrangements.

Note: Please make sure that you fill in the name and phone number of the sponsor's representative so we can get  all of the organization's pertinent information.

Platinum Sponsor

  • Premiere Table Seating for 10
  • VIP Parking for 5 Vehicles
  • Hosted Wine Table-Side (one red & one white)
  • Back Cover Event Journal Advertisement
  • Linkage to Company Website through all Social Media Advertising
  • Outstanding Recognition at Event
  • Signage and Audio/Visual
  • Features in E-Communications for Event
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Sponsor Contact Phone

Gold Sponsor

  • Reserved Table for 10
  • Hosted Wine Table-Side (one red & one white)
  • Half page ad in the Tribute Journal
  • Recognition at the Event
  • Signage, and Audio/Visual
  • Mention in E-Communication for Event
Sponsor Contact Name
Sponsor Contact Phone

Mahogany Sponsor

  • Reserved Table for 10
  • Quarter page ad in the Tribute Journal
  • Recognition at the Event
  • Listing on Audio/Visual
  • Listing in E-Communication for Event
Sponsor Contact Name
Sponsor Contact Phone
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The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita, founded in 1974, is a dynamic organization of women working together to advance the status of women through service, advocacy and awareness. We do this by donating our time and the money we raise to service projects, scholarships, and grants aimed at enriching the lives of girls and women.

The Zonta Club of SCV is a proud member of Zonta International. Through Zonta International, we organize and perform international service projects and have representation in the United Nations.

Local Service Projects

LifeForward- free monthly workshops designed to empower women, covering topics aimed at supporting economic confidence, promoting independence and enabling self-sufficiency.

Girls Robotics- Girls ages 11 – 14 learn to design, program and control Lego Mindstorm Robots. Our team is designed to foster interest and develop skills in science, technology, engineering and math.

Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program- trained advocates are provided to support victims working their way through the court system.

Zonta Says No- an annual awareness campaign in our community, designed to raise awareness and increase actions to end violence against women and girls.


Young Women in Public Affairs- undergraduate awards to women committed to leadership in public policy and volunteer organizations.

Jane M. Klauseman Women in Business - undergraduate and graduate awards to women pursuing degrees in business.


Virginia Wrage Memorial Fund- grants to women over the age of forty following a life changing event.

Community Grants- grants to local organizations aligned with our mission. Past recipients have included the SCV Domestic Violence Center, Girl Scouts, Single Mothers Outreach, and The Child and Family Center.

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2016 Tax Notation:

The amount of a ticket to the 2016 Tribute event which is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess over the value of the goods or services provided by the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley Foundation. The tax-deductible portion of your ticket is $25.00

On behalf of all those we serve, we thank you for your consideration and support.

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Highlights of some of the past events!

2009 2013

2013 - Awesome Elegance Honoring Marlee Lauffer!

Marlee Laffer Feted At Zonta Club Of SCV Tribute Dinner

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:18am  |  Michele E. Buttelman
KHTS  -  Santa Clarita News

It was an evening of laughter, tears and fundraising in the Santa Clarita Valley as Marlee Lauffer, senior vice president of marketing and communications at Newhall Land, was celebrated for her "Awesome Elegance" at the 29th annual Zonta Tribute Dinner hosted by the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley.

The annual tribute dinner chose Lauffer to honor for her years of service to the SCV. Read more...


  • Auctioneer Carl Kanowsky with Wine

  • Auctioneer Carl Kanowsky with wine

  • Catherine sings to Marlee

  • Catherine with her uncle

  • Cheri and Dianne laughing

  • Cheri and Dianne with lips

  • Certificate from the City for Marlee

  • Singing Duet

  • Elizabeth Hopp

  • Greg McWilliams

  • Linda Rose Speaking

  • Marlee and Greg McWilliams

  • Marlee at the podium

  • Marlee hugs Catherine

  • Marlee laughing

  • Marlee with Catherine and brother

  • Marlee with Catherine

  • Marlee with Officials

  • Marlee's table laughing

  • Marlee and Catherine

  • Marlee's brother

  • Michelle and Cherise at the mic

  • Pouring wine at Marlee's table

  • Rose making a toast

  • Part of the night's entertainment

  • The decorated table

  • Terry and Jo Ann

2009 - Now Spit!

Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley honors Dr. Alan Barbakow at 2009 annual Tribute dinner, raising funds to support community service projects.


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Women In Service Celebration

The Carmen Sarro Award

"for Improving the Status of Women through Community Service"
Carmen Sarro

Each year, Zonta invites other community service organizations to nominate one of their own members who has contributed to the improvement of the status of women through volunteer service to their organization. Each nominee is recognized at our annual "Women in Service" (formerly "Status of Women") Celebration in early Spring. Our committee selects one of the nominees to receive the coveted "Carmen Sarro Award" for outstanding community service.


Women in Service Celebration
Saturday, April 9, 2016

Robinson Ranch Clubhouse



Information, event details, and reservations for the 2016 brunch.

2016 Invitation letter
2016 Reservation Form

Information for your organization to honor a volunteer by recognizing her in 2016!

2016 Nomination Form

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Online Reservation & Payment

Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley uses PayPal as its payment gateway for online safety purposes. PayPal utilizes numerous security protocols that keep your information safe. While it is convenient to have a PayPal account, it is not necessary to have one. You can choose to pay with your preferred credit card on the PayPal payment screen.

Online Payment for This Event is Closed

For additional information please contact Jo Ann Rodriguez, 661-297-3072


LunafestLunaFest® SCV 2015

hosted by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley

See all the latest LUNAFEST information on our


Zonta Comedy Night

Come join us for a night of fun, friends, and comedy as we raise money for our conference fund!
January 22, 2016
7:30 pm - dinner (dinner not included)
8:30 pm - best arrival time
9:00 pm - show starts
J.R.'s Comedy Club
Inside Marie Calendar's
27630 the Old Road
Valencia, CA 91355

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