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 $1.2 million for 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.
AAWGT Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary!
2021 marks the 15th year of collective giving for Anne Arundel Women Giving Together. In 2005, a small group of 16 women came together to think about how they could make a positive difference in the county - particularly for women and families. 2006 marked our initial public meeting and grants were awarded for the first time in 2007. We have now grown into a vibrant organization of 225 women who have raised and awarded $1.2 mil to local nonprofits working every day to improve the quality of life for women and families in our local community.
As we mark this milestone in different ways throughout 2021, we invite everyone to explore our website, newsletter, and FaceBook page to learn more about our founding and why we believe so deeply in the power of collective philanthropy. Our time-tested grant-making process continues to evolve as we add new grant categories to respond to foundational needs and racial disparities in our community. The impact our grants are having on the lives of women and families becomes evident as we partner with each grantee for the full year following their grant award. We are committed to highlighting and applauding their work in every way we can. We take seriously the obligation to educate our members and the general public by convening three in-depth education programs each year that are specifically focused on critical needs in the County. And we encourage and inspire our members to use their time and talents to positively impact life in all aspects of this community.
Despite the challenges we all faced in 2020, AAWGT continues its work with a renewed dedication to responding to the tremendous needs around us. To our members, thank you for your valuable engagement and commitment. And to those not currently members, consider this a special invitation to become part of an amazing group of talented women looking forward to the next fifteen years of making a deep and lasting difference in Anne Arundel County. Please join us!
THE PERFORMING ARTS DURING COVID
Netanel Draiblate, Founding Director of the Annapolis Symphony Academy
Grants In Action
Court Appointed Special Advocates
36 new children assigned CASAs
100% of judges reported CASA input informed decision making process
22 new volunteers trained
Laptop Lab and WiFi Bar at Brooklyn Park Library
10 laptops purchased and counter constructed
Staff can provide individual and group instruction
Computers used for video job interviews and writing resumes
Students use the computers for homework
Arundel Child Care Connections: Mujeros Surgiendo - Women on the Rise
Provided partial salaries for supervisors and Spanish Speaking instructors
Purchased computerized training modules
Associated Catholic Charities: Sarah’s House
Funds contributed to classes, certification programs and fees
Funds used to provide free on-site daycare
20 of the 22 clients using our funds are now earning a living wage
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THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 SPONSORS