The mission of Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT), a collective giving circle, is to improve the quality of life for women and families living in the County. Since its founding in 2006, AAWGT has awarded over $1.5 million in 121 separate grants to 47 nonprofit organizations focusing on education, health and welfare, and the prevention of, and treatment for, domestic violence.
AAWGT’s 250 members are engaged in every aspect of the life of our County, including serving on boards, volunteering, and financially supporting the nonprofit organizations that serve our neediest citizens. As a philanthropic organization, we strive to educate not only our membership but the general public by holding multiple education meetings each year focusing on the needs of Anne Arundel County families. We find that an educated membership makes informed decisions about our annual grant giving and becomes more active as community leaders and philanthropists — collectively and individually.
AAWGT is governed by a 25-person Steering Committee comprised of elected officers as well as chairs and co-chairs of its nine committees. The Steering Committee meets ten times each year and is committed to continuous improvement in every aspect of its operations. It carefully monitors all committee work with the goal of making sure that it not only meets — but exceeds — best practices in women’s philanthropy.
As we enter our 16th year, we hope to avoid increasing the amount we ask of our members to run the organization. Our operating expenses include costs associated with grants management, eight meetings per year, website costs, and an administrative fund contract with the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, our parent 501c3. These expenses — totaling approximately $22,000 a year — are critical to running our all-volunteer organization and provide the infrastructure for us to be able to build our membership and increase our annual grant making.
At this time, we are soliciting annual sponsorships from businesses that have an AAWGT member, support the mission of our organization, and believe in the power of women’s philanthropy. We hope that you will seriously consider becoming a supporter of AAWGT beginning in 2022, with the benefits described on the following page
$5,000 - Signature Sponsor **
$2,500 – Leadership Sponsor **
$1,000 – Advocate Sponsor **
** No membership or voting rights are conveyed with sponsorships
To become a sponsor, please download this form.