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.
MARCH 8, 2018 General meeting
Women on the march, on International Women’s Day
On March 8, International Women’s Day, the Shakespeare Theatre Company was filled to capacity with almost 100 Anne Arundel Women Giving Together members and guests.
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for continued change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. This year’s AAWGT event came on the heels of unprecedented national and global movement for women’s rights and was titled Women on the March. READ MORE