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Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT) welcomes all women. It does not matter where you live, what your age or what you do! And you do NOT need to be invited to join. We welcome new members throughout the year.
In most cases, 100% of your contribution is tax-deductible.
We award grants to nonprofits that address critical needs facing women and families in the county. $500 of your contribution ($225 for members 40 and under) goes into the grants fund. The balance of your contribution goes toward the administrative costs incurred by our volunteer-run organization.
Your commitment is for one year and membership renews annually on a calendar basis.
Members may join throughout the year. The renewal date is the anniversary date of originally becoming a member. You will be reminded by email beginning 4 weeks before your join date.
There are monthly meetings, except in July, August, December and January. General meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of the month. See our Calendar of Events for details on our events and programs.
Yes! All AAWGT events are open to guests unless otherwise noted on our Program Calendar. Please include your guest’s name when you RSVP and accompany your guest to the meeting.
Governance and Committees
In addition to the fiduciary oversight provided by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, AAWGT is managed by an all-volunteer team of members who serve as Officers (President, Vice President/President Elect, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer) and Committee Chairs and Assistant Chairs of seven standing committees (see list below). Together, these members comprise the Steering Committee of AAWGT. Further governance details may be found in our Bylaws.
Education and Program
Leadership Development and Nominating
Marketing and Communications
Membership and Outreach
Contact information and descriptions of committees may be found here.
See “Join Us” FAQs for additional Q&As on Committees
OUR GRANTS IN ACTION
Tahirih Justice Center: $7,778 grant to support courageous women fleeing from violence
Organization of Hispanics/Latin Americans of Anne Arundel County: $5,000 grant for Bridging the Gap, helping recent immigrants through referrals to government agencies, businesses, landlords and healthcare providers
Creating Communities: $20,000 grant for arts programs for low-income students at school, after school and at summer camp at Maryland Hall