Peek at the Unique - March 11, 2017


Prize #1 - Shark Tagging Experience - Shelley Cottone
Prize #2 - Island Adventures - Karen Vosganian
Prize #3 - Myra Roberts Enhanced Giclee - TO BE DETERMINED
Prize #4 - Congress Jewelers Sealife Bracelet - Suzanne Bush
Prize #5 - Island Shopping Spree - Ann Dempsey
Prize #6 -  Fiesta Americana Mexico Resort  Geri Campbell

NYC Trip - Jim Reynolds

Saturday, March 11, 2017 is the date of the 16th annual “A Peek at the Unique,” the record-setting home tour and signature fund raiser for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva and the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida. A sought-after day out for islanders, seasonal residents and visitors from off island, the “Peek” has invariably sold out every year.

The guided tour of four island homes, each one unique in its own way, takes about three hours. Guests ride comfortably on air-conditioned buses with an experienced tour attendant and receive specific information about each home visited. Prior to boarding, they enjoy delicious refreshments provided by leading island restaurants and caterers. The tour departure point will again be the Sanibel Community Church, reopened after extensive renovations and improvements.

Funds raised come from tour ticket sales, business sponsors, individual benefactors and Chance at the Unique Raffle ticket sales. Proceeds from the 2016 Peek were the highest ever, and the club will soon distribute $86,000 in grants to local organizations that focus on improving the status of women. This is in addition to over $27,000 pledged to Zonta International in support of global initiatives that target women’s needs for health, financial independence and freedom from violence and slavery. The monies raised by the Peek are distributed in grants by the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit group, to local and international organizations that are consistent with the Zonta mission: to empower women and girls on island, in Lee County and throughout the world.

Tour tickets are offered to previous Peekers by special email invitation in early January 2018.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public on January 13, 2018. Tour ticket order information will appear on this website on that date.

To support Zonta with a donation - become a "friend of Zonta" click on the donate buton to the right.

To view the entire 102 page 2017 Peek at the Unique keepsake booklet click here.

To just say "We love Zonta" email

Thank you to everyone who made Peek 2017 an incredible success! What a day!


Thank you to our major sponsors: Kirchner Contracting, Gulf Breeze Cottages, Dam Hahn Custom Builders, John Grey Painting and (not shown) Gene's Books