Since our founding in 2006, Anne Arundel Women Giving Together has raised and invested over $1 million to improve the lives of women and children in Anne Arundel County!
Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT) is a women’s giving circle with over 200 members. AAWGT is a fund of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. We invest — pooling our annual contributions for “collective philanthropy,” thus multiplying the power of one by many. Since 2006, AAWGT has awarded grants totaling over $1,000,000 to non-profit organizations to improve the quality of life for women and families in Anne Arundel County. Grants focus on health and welfare, education and the prevention of and treatment for violence and abuse. We inform — holding in-depth education sessions highlighting issues in our county that require active attention and support. And, we inspire — encouraging our members to engage as leaders and philanthropists in our local community.
February 13 AAWGT General Meeting
AAWGT launched the 2018 educational program year on February 13 with a powerful presentation on how much further the military needs to move to fully welcome women soldiers. Lt. General Flora D. Darpino, USA (Ret.), the first female to serve as
the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General, discussed her current work as
trustee and Secretary of the Service Women's Action Network, tackling
longstanding gender disparity in health services for women veterans. Read more.
2018 founders’ AwardsAt the fall membership meeting, AAWGT members Caroline Purdy and Karen Smith were presented with the Founders’ Award for their outstanding service to the organization. Read more about Caroline and Karen.
November 28 Seminar on racial inequity
AAWGT co-hosted, along with the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families, a half-day seminar on racial inequity led by the Racial Equity Institute. Dr. Pam Brown, executive director of the partnership, provided Anne Arundel data that paralleled the national research presented by the Racial Equity Institute. Read more.
AAWGT in the News: Read about AAWGT in this article from the December issue of What’s Up? Annapolis magazine, Making a Beautiful Mark.
Why I belong to AAWGT:
“… a great idea that is working.” Lori DeRose, member since 2015
“… thoughtful, talented women who want to make positive contributions to their community.” Gwyn Smith, member since 2012
“… a top-level group of interesting, professional women who are passionate about issues and learning.” Lynne Davidson, member since 2006