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Help us create the 1st public art exhibit recognizing women's accomplishments!

$2,710 raised

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Be part of Fort Collins' history by helping us recognize notable women in our community!

Recognizing Women's Accomplishments to Inspire Girls Futures

Zonta Club of Fort Collins is excited to create the first Historic Women's Public Art Exhibit called "Her Legacy: Women of Fort Collins" in Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Now called 'Living Her Legacy'. This art/education exhibit will recognize women with ties to Fort Collins who have contributed to the fabric of our community.

The exhibit will recognize 48 women total over the course of three years. The first twelve are scheduled for installation in March 2020, with your help. Every six months, we will host a new unveiling for the next twelve notable women. The portraits will be created using a woodcut reduction print technique and then digitally printed onto metal weather proofed and graffiti-proofed panels. These panels will be installed in Old Town on the north side of Cooper Smith's Poolside Pub for the public to view. Their life journey including written information,video and audio interviews of the Legacy Honoree women will be posted on our website. Click here to visit the Her Legacy Zonta Fort Collins website to learn more about the first 24 chosen women. To download sponsor forms, click on Community Support.

We invite you to like and share the Her Legacy Zonta Fort Collins Facebook page to stay up to date on our progress and learn about our notable women. We are grateful for your support!

Zonta is crowdfunding this project on Network for Good to recognize these amazing women with ties to the Fort Collins, Colorado community. Our goal is to raise $25,000 for this phase of our art exhibit by December 31, 2019. This money will be used to host the first unveiling of this custom art exhibit. We plan to have the first twelve completed portraits unveiled in this Historic Women's Public Art Exhibit during 2020. We will let you know when the official date is announced for the inaugural event.

Will you help us bring this women's art exhibit to our community, students in schools and guests to our city? Our first goal is $25,000.00. These can be in the following: 500- $50 or 334- $75 donors or 250 $100 donors) by December 31, 2019. Will you donate today and introduce a friend to help us recognize women's accomplishments?

We invite you to share our project with your friends verbally and on social media. Please visit our FB site and share it with your colleagues, family and friends. Our donation site can be found at

Read below the reasons individuals have donated in support of this 1st pubic art exhibit recognizing women! Join them today and together we will inspire the next generation.

*Hooray! What a great project!

*This is such a worthwhile project!

*So excited to see women being recognized for the incredible work they do every day. This project is a big step forward for women everywhere!

*Women's contributions have so long been overlooked or forgotten, so I support anything that helps bring thee stories to light.

* Karen McWilliams, FC Historic Preservation Society “I strongly support the Zonta Club of FC ‘Women’s Legacy Mural.’ I want my daughter to be exposed to and appreciate the significant contributions of women to our community throughout FC History.”

Why is this important?

This art exhibit will inspire the next generation of women.

It will also provide the community with educational and historic value. Our project includes creating curriculum from elementary to college level courses to deepen students' understanding of these women who have made a difference in our community and their personal journeys.

The purpose of the art exhibit is to educate our community and to inspire women in their own innate potential and possibility as they learn from these courageous women. The art exhibit will benefit the community greatly by adding to Fort Collins' identity of being a cultural center and tourist destination.

This Living Her Legacy art/education project includes education curriculum regarding role model/mentor discussions for school children and success education/mentor experiences for at risk teen aged girls and teen moms.

Zonta aims to promote social good both locally and worldwide through our advocacy and service projects. Our vision is to recognize women's accomplishments and to inspire the next generation of women. We now have three women artists and in addition to Rachael Davis, MFA, CSU who is our Project Director/Portrait Artist, we have Trish Murtha a very talented water color artist who is our Role Model/Mentor Art workshop Facilitator/Portrait Artist and Isis Lanigan a wonderful artist/photographer, our Portrait Artist. As you partner with our dream, together, we will inspire the next generation of women!

What is the Zonta Club?

The Zonta Club of Fort Collins was chartered in 1997 and is a member of Zonta International, a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women as well as to empower women locally and worldwide through service and advocacy.

Founded in 1919, Zonta International has more than 30,000 members belonging to over 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 64 countries and geographic areas. Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta's mission and objectives. Please visit to learn more about our impact within the community and our mission to support women and girls.

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