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AAWGT is a women’s giving circle with 200+ members. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for women and families in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Since our founding in 2006, AAWGT has raised and invested over $1.4 million in local nonprofit organizations!





What is a Giving Circle?

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Our Impact: Invest, Inform, Inspire

We INVEST— pooling our annual contributions for “collective philanthropy,” thus multiplying the power of one by many. Grants focus on health and welfare, education and the prevention and treatment for violence and abuse.

We INFORM — holding in-depth education sessions highlighting issues in our county that require active attention and support.

We INSPIRE — encouraging our members to engage as leaders and philanthropists in our local community.



15th ANNIVERSARY YeaR

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

“By supporting and shining a light on organizations that have a positive impact in the community, AAWGT provides a unique opportunity for those who want to make a difference.”

------- Margo Cook, August 2021


Having an Impact

“A lot of us who are philanthropically minded sometimes feel powerless. We see major societal issues and want to be part of the change, but don’t know how or don’t have enough money to make a real impact,” says Margo. “Being a part of a collective giving circle like AAWGT allows your donated money to make a larger impact. And, you can help to identify the most important issues in the County and support organizations that are doing really great work.”

Following a Passion

Encouraged to join AAWGT by Tara Clifford, Margo Cook took a major plunge in doing so five years ago. “The President and CEO of my firm, Jim Brennan, (1 North Wealth Services) encourages all of our team to give back to the community as part of our philanthropic mission. He has fully supported my taking the time to do so as a result,” comments Margo. Margo and her husband Lee have two young children, so time was, and is, in short supply.

“I was able to join committees right away, the first of which was the Grants Committee,” notes Margo. “It’s at the center of what AAWGT does, providing a view of all the fantastic work being done by nonprofit organizations in the community.” She also joined the Membership Committee, because she “fell in love with the people in the group, who are people I want to be like.” Margo also is a part of the small, strong team that secures corporate sponsors.

The Future of AAWGT

“AAWGT has added so much to my life and I look forward to the volunteer work I do. I hope others will join us so we become a mammoth funding group that can help solve big problems in the community,” concludes Margo.


UPCOMING EVENTS

EDUCATION PROGRAM
Who Will Save Our Mothers?
Dr. Monica Jones, M.D.
Luminis Health System

The United States has among the worst outcomes for maternal mortality among developed countries. Dr. Monica Jones, Luminis Health System Chair for Women's and Children's Services, will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Jones, along with others affected, will describe the shocking state of maternal mortality in the U.S. among African American women, the reasons behind it, and ways in which we can all help improve the situation.

Thursday, October 21, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Via Zoom

Registration

This event is free and open to the public.

Please register HERE. Follow the registration questions all the way to CONFIRM. Your confirmation should arrive within seconds. If you have any questions about registering, please contact events@givingtogether for assistance. The Zoom link to join the program will be sent the day before the event.

2021 GRANTS

Additional Information about AAWGT grants and grantees can be found here.

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together is deeply committed to understanding, and working to help ameliorate, racial inequities in our community. A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee is being created to conduct an audit of AAWGT’s policies and procedures with the goal of implementing an action plan to address these issues as AAWGT invests, informs, and inspires. Learn more by clicking HERE.


DID YOU KNOW THAT AAWGT ...

Has awarded $1,412,649 in grants since 2007: Read about our impact
Meets 8 times a year: View our events calendar
Has committees that need your help: See where you can get involved
Has an Endowment Fund: Learn how to donate to AAWGT
Sends out a bimonthly Newsletter: Read the latest issue

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 SPONSORS


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Anne Arundel Women Giving Together  |  giving@givingtogether.org

AAWGT is a fund of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County

AAWGT is a member of Philanos: Accelerating Philanthropy through Women’s Collective Giving


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