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