AAWGT: Over 10 years of making a difference in our community!
The AAWGT Endowment Fund
Securing a brighter future for all women and families!
Since 2011, the AAWGT Endowment Fund has offered an exciting opportunity to expand our philanthropy and provide enduring support for our grant-making mission. This fund, held and managed by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC), was originally seeded in 2011 with a $25,000 gift from a member who wished to remain anonymous. During the first year, AAWGT members rose to the challenge and matched the donation, doubling the endowment to $50,000. In 2012 the endowment began generating an annual distribution into AAWGT’s Grants Fund.
During the past six years, about 90 individuals have contributed to the endowment, their donations ranging from $15 to $1,000. Some have contributed to honor birthdays or the memory of a special person or event; some have ‘rounded up’ their membership amount; others leveraged matching donations from employers; and still others have included a contribution as part of their year-end giving.
These contributions to the endowment have made possible the distribution of over $22,000 of additional grant dollars since 2012 as follows:
AAWGT’s Endowment Fund balance now stands at over $120,000. These endowed funds complement — but are uniquely different from — our Lifetime Membership Endowed Funds whose total balance exceeds $80,000. As we look to the future, we hope you too will join us!
Please show your support — Donate Today! A fee is added by the credit card processing company for all online contributions. Please consider increasing your donation (by $20 for Full Members and $10 for Associate Members) to cover this additional administrative cost. Thank you.