Neerja Patel with Zonta Club members Jennifer Smith, Barbara Ziemann, Nancy Shambaugh, and Jean Henshaw.


Patel Receives Zonta Award

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Thursday August 06, 2015

Zonta Club of Burlington has announced Neerja Patel as the recipient of its Young Women in Public Affairs Award. The $500 cash award honors young women, ages 16 to 19, who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government, and volunteer organizations. Patel, who recently graduated from South Burlington High School, will attend George Washington University in the fall.

Zonta International, a global organization of professionals empowering women through service and advocacy, has over 30,000 members in 67 countries. The organization believes that young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service.