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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 2007!

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? ❯

Women and Leadership Event

Finding Our Voices

Lesley Poole, CEO, The SEED Foundation

In Honor of International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

March is International Women and Leadership month! To continue AAWGT’s tradition of presenting a dynamic woman leader at our March meeting, we are pleased to announce that our 2019 speaker will be Lesley Poole, chief executive officer at The SEED Foundation in Washington, DC. The SEED network supports students from under-resourced communities to realize their potential and fulfill their dreams of college graduation through a unique, college-prep public boarding school model. Lesley will share a wealth of personal and professional experiences about her own journey in finding her voice—and how this has translated into her work with youth. This promises to be an engaging and thought-provoking discussion about women and leadership! We hope you will join us.

The meeting is open to all.

To register, click here.

Members: when registering guests, please provide an email address for each individual so they may receive a confirmation. Follow the registration questions all the way to CONFIRM; your confirmation should arrive within seconds. If you have any questions about registering, please contact secretary@givingtogether.org for assistance.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

Signature Sponsor

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Leadership Sponsor

If your business is interested in sponsoring AAWGT, please email sponsorship@givingtogether.org.

Upcoming events


February 13 AAWGT General Meeting

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. Issues of domestic violence and sexual trauma have long been neglected in the military, and women veterans face unique challenges in accessing appropriate mental health and health care services, both while serving and as veterans. Attendees learned how people both within the Veteran's Administration and outside groups are working to address these issues, and how women veterans are being served in Anne Arundel County.

2018 founders’ Awards

At 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 

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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