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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! 

Read about this year's voting meeting and our 2018 Grantees

Our women’s giving circle supports initiatives that improve the quality of life for women and families in our community.

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.


Investing ...
Donating $1,000,000+ in 85 Grants Since 2006!

How Local Nonprofits Apply ❯
Learn More on Current & Prior Grantees ❯
See the Impact of Collective Philanthropy ❯

Informing ...
Convening 50+ Education Sessions in Over 10 Years!

Upcoming AAWGT Events ❯

Inspiring ...
Engaging 200+ members!

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What is a Women’s Giving Circle? ❯

Upcoming events our members are engaged in. We invite others to join AAWGT to participate with us.


Education Meeting

Unsung and Unserved: The Double-Edged Sword Facing Today’s Women Veterans

Wednesday, October 17
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Maryland Hall, Room 308, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

An unprecedented number of women joined the military after 9/11. As the number of active duty women soldiers has soared, so has the number of women veterans. Yet progress has been agonizingly slow towards ensuring honorable recognition of female service and delivery of women’s mental and physical health care in a gender-sensitive way. As we approach Veterans’ Day, we proudly present several women who are driving changes in how America recognizes and cares for female veterans, and to hear the first-hand experience of one who has served.

june 13, 2018 General meeting
Now That You’re Here

At the June AAWGT education program four panelists outlined the services available to help navigate language and cultural barriers for those seeking medical help, legal advice, child and family social services, and education. The emphasis was on the Hispanic community as that is the largest and fastest growing group in Anne Arundel County.

Marc Rodriguez, Alderman, City of Annapolis, moderated panel members Nancy Schrum, Gaston Gomez, Waleska Casiano-Matos, and  Annapolis high school student, Ada Garcia Sosa.

Attendees were inspired by the stories of our speakers and left with an understanding that these efforts at language education, cultural assimilation, and general assistance requires greater attention from government and private sources.

May 9 voting meeting: AAWGT Hits the $1 million mark!

Thanks to the generosity and collaborative spirit of Anne Arundel Women Giving Together members, the organization will have distributed $1 million to local nonprofits after this year’s grants are awarded. That means $1 million to improve the quality of life for women and families in Anne Arundel County. Beginning with its founding in 2006, AAWGT has brought local women together, united in their commitment to fund programs that focus on health and welfare, education, and the prevention of and treatment for violence and abuse. AAWGT is a fund of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County.

Let’s celebrate the giving circle, the friends who have joined and supported its work, the non-profits large and small that do so much good, and the hope for a better future for all women and families in our county.

This year’s grantee nonprofits were selected at the May 9 voting meeting. Their awards of $105,136 pushed our total giving to just above the magic $1 million mark. Grants were awarded this year to STAIR-Annapolis: Start The Adventure In Reading ($20,00 Momentum 2-year grant totaling $40,000), Anne Arundel County Court-Appointed Special Advocates ($20,000), Arundel Child Care Connections: Mujeros Surgiendo-Women on the Rise ($20,000), Seeds 4 Success: Academic and Career Exploration Club ($20,000), Associated Catholic Charities: Sarah's House ($15,000), and Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation: Laptop Lab and WiFi Bar at Brooklyn Park Branch ($10,136). Read about 2018 Grantees.

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

Fun Facts

Did you know that AAWGT ....

Meets 8 times a year
Has awarded over $1,000,000 in grants since 2007

Has committees that need your help
Sends out a bimonthly e-Newsletter
Has an Endowment Fund
Is a fund of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County

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