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AAWGT: Over 10 years of making a difference in our community!


Most AAWGT events are open to all who are interested, and members are encouraged to bring friends and prospective members.

Exceptions are the meetings related to the business of the organization.  These will be noted as “Members Only.”

Upcoming events

    • 03/20/2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Hillsmere Shores

    Book Group Meeting

    Tuesday March 20th at 7 pm

    Location: Hillsmere Shores

    Option B

    After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. “I was in ‘the void,’” she writes, “a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.” Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.
    Option B combines Sheryl’s personal insights with Adam’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart—and her journal—to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl’s loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy.

    • 04/11/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037



    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018

    6 PM - 8 PM

    London Town & Gardens

    839 Londontown Road

    Edgewater, MD 21037

    Our one general meeting a year when we focus on our membership and the organization.  This meeting is open to all, and members are encouraged to bring guests. The site for this year’s Spring Open House is London Town House and Gardens.  Come and hear WHY women join the Giving Circle, WHAT motivates them to be involved in their community, and HOW we are making a difference in the lives of families of Anne Arundel County.

    This event is open to members and the general public.

    Cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres

    To REGISTER, please click HERE.  You must have an email address to register. For problems registering:  secretary@givingtogether.org

    The first 30 minutes of the meeting will be social/networking. The program will start promptly at 6:30.

    • 05/16/2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Annapolis Neck

    Book Group Meeting

    Wednesday May 16th at 7 pm

    Location: Annapolis Neck

    Secret No More by Lisa Hillman 

    We will be joined by the author Lisa Hillman.  She is the former President of Anne Arundel Medical Foundation and a member of AAWGT.

    She was an accomplished health care administrator, a fundraising executive running a multi-million-dollar campaign for one of Maryland’s leading health care systems. Her husband was a former mayor. They had raised a happily married daughter. From all appearances, life was rich and fulfilling. Except every night she went home to a dark house where her adolescent son huddled in his cave-like bedroom. Routinely, he disappeared at night while she lay awake, staring at the blinking bedside clock, waiting to hear his footfall on the stairs, just to know that he was safe and still alive. A story of discovery, shame, denial, and finally acceptance, Secret No More tells the story of one mother’s ultimate struggle with her son’s addiction and how it taught her a new way to love.

    • 06/13/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD

    • 07/17/2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Tbd

    Book Group Meeting

    Tuesday July 17th at 7 pm

    Location: TBD

    Pip and Zastrow - An American Friendship

    * Winner of the Target® Filmmaker Award at the American Black Film Festival 2008 "Pip & Zastrow: An American Friendship" is the true story of two men who cross racial boundaries during segregation in the 1940s and form a life-long friendship that takes extraordinary turns. With humor, compassion and heartbreak, Pip and Zastrow navigate through 60 years against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and a country that has yet to overcome deep-seated racism and social inequity. 

    • 09/20/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD


    This evening provides a wonderful opportunity to understand the real meaning of AAWGT's grant making.  

    The 2017 grantees will talk about what their organizations have been able to accomplish with our funding, and we will introduce the new 2018 grantees

    Come and invite your friends to learn more about the outstanding non-profits working to improve the quality of life for women and families in Anne Arundel County. 

     This event is free, open to the public, and accessible to persons with disabilities. 

    All are welcome!  Please bring a Guest or two. To register you must provide an email address so we can send you a confirmation and a reminder.


    contact secretary@givingcircle.org for assistance.

    Wine and appetizers will be available. 

    Directions will be attached to your Registration Confirmation email.

    • 09/25/2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Beverly Beach

    Book Group Meeting

    Tuesday September 25th at 7 pm

    Location: Beverly Beach

    A Path Appears, Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunities by Nicholas D. Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn (authors of Half the Sky)

    A Path Appears offers practical, results-driven advice on how best each of us can give and reveals the lasting benefits we gain in return. Kristof and WuDunn know better than most how many urgent challenges communities around the world face to­day. Here they offer a timely beacon of hope for our collective future.

    • 11/27/2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • TBD

    Book Group Meeting

    Tuesday November 27th at 7 pm

    Location: TBD

    Planning Dinner for 2019

Past events

03/08/2018 General Meeting - Women on the March
02/15/2018 General Meeting Education - Grief: Yours and Others
01/23/2018 Happiness For All? Unequal Hopes and Lives In Pursuit of the American Dream
01/16/2018 Book Group Meeting - No One Cares About Crazy People
01/03/2018 AAWGT Grant Applicants' Software Tutorial (Optional)
01/03/2018 AAWGT Grant Applicants' Workshop
11/29/2017 Book Group Meeting -2018 Planning Dinner MEMBERS ONLY
11/28/2017 Education Session: One Love Escalation Workshop for Members and Guests
11/09/2017 Anne Arundel Women GETTING Together MEMBERS ONLY
11/09/2017 AAWGT Education Committee's Brainstorming Session - MEMBERS ONLY
11/08/2017 AAWGT Business Meeting and Members' Forum MEMBERS ONLY
10/18/2017 General Meeting - Education: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
09/27/2017 AAWGT Book Group Meeting - Pushout
09/19/2017 General Meeting - Grants Showcase
08/24/2017 Light House Lunchmaking for August 2017
07/26/2017 Book Group Meeting - Movie Night - Lipstick and Liquor
07/14/2017 Light House Lunchmaking for July 2017
06/29/2017 Anne Arundel Women GETTING Together
06/22/2017 Light House Lunchmaking at Arundel Lodge for June 2017
06/21/2017 General Meeting - Education: Foster Care
05/31/2017 Book Group Meeting - Toxic Charity
05/31/2017 Light House Lunchmaking for May 2017
04/26/2017 Book Group Meeting - Hillbilly Elegy
04/21/2017 Light House Lunchmaking for April 2017
04/12/2017 General Meeting Spring Open House
03/29/2017 AAWGT Book Group Meeting -Evicted
03/14/2017 CANCELLED - Light House Lunchmaking for March 2017
03/08/2017 General Meeting - Women Leading Change
02/22/2017 Light House Lunchmaking for February 2017
02/15/2017 General Meeting - Education: DERAILING THE IMPACT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD TRAUMA
01/25/2017 Book Group Meeting -Etched in Sand
01/19/2017 Education Committee Meeting
01/04/2017 AAWGT Grant Applicants' Software Tutorial (Optional)
01/04/2017 AAWGT Grant Applicants' Workshop
01/04/2017 Education Committee Meeting
12/01/2016 Book Group Meeting - 2017 Planning & Dinner
11/18/2016 Education Committee Meeting
10/26/2016 Book Group Meeting - Riding the Bus With My Sister: A True Life Journey
10/19/2016 AAWGT General Meeting - Education - Heroin and Opioid Abuse
09/21/2016 General Meeting: Fall Open House and Annual Grants Showcase
08/24/2016 Book Group Meeting - Pick One Book: $2.00 a Day or Nickel and Dimed
06/15/2016 Book Group Meeting -Between the World and Me
06/08/2016 General Meeting - Education
06/01/2016 Education Committee - Brainstorming meeting
04/21/2016 Spring Field Trip: Suicide Prevention Seminar: QPR
04/20/2016 Book Group Meeting - Doing Good Great
04/06/2016 AAWGT Spring Open House
03/13/2016 General Meeting - Women & Leadership
02/24/2016 Book Group Meeting - Just Mercy
02/17/2016 Education Committee Meeting
02/10/2016 General Meeting - Education: Breaking the Cycle
01/07/2016 Application Software Tutorial for Applicants
01/05/2016 Applicant Grant Workshop
11/18/2015 Book Group Meeting - 2016 Planning
10/14/2015 General Meeting - Education: Poverty Amidst Plenty, Fifth Edition
09/30/2015 Book Group - Pick a Book from the Pair
09/16/2015 Fall Open House and Annual Grants Showcase
07/22/2015 Book Group - Movie Night - Healing Neen
06/17/2015 Book Group - Quiet - The Power of Introverts
06/10/2015 Living on the Ledge: Part II: Debunking the Myths of Poverty
05/20/2015 Book Group - How We Learn
04/08/2015 General Meeting - Spring Open House (Membership)
03/18/2015 Book Group - Mountains Beyond Mountains
03/11/2015 Women and Leadership: Keys to Success
02/11/2015 Living on the Ledge - Part 1: Economic Insecurity and Our Older Neighbors
02/04/2015 Book Group - Lean In
01/21/2015 Book Group - Lean In
01/08/2015 Applicant Software Tutorial
01/06/2015 Applicant Grant Workshop
11/19/2014 Education Committee Brainstorming Session
11/18/2014 Book Group - 2015 Selection and Pot Luck Dessert Night
11/12/2014 AAWGT Monthly Meeting: Members Only
10/15/2014 Book Group - Shock of Gray
10/08/2014 AAWGT Monthly Meeting: Education Session, Mental Health Part II -- Continuing the Discussion
09/17/2014 Fall Open House and Annual Grants Showcase
09/10/2014 Book Group - Movie Night - Girl Rising
08/28/2014 AAWGT Education Committee - Planning Meeting - August 28
07/24/2014 AAWGT Education Committee Planning Meeting, July 24
07/23/2014 Book Group - David and Goliath
07/02/2014 Discussion Group 2 - Mental Health
06/17/2014 Discussion Group 1 - Mental Health
06/11/2014 Education Session: Mental Health Part 1 - The BIG Discussion
05/21/2014 Book Group - My Beloved World
05/14/2014 2014 Grants Voting Meeting - Members Only
04/23/2014 Spring Field Trip for Members: Brooklyn Park Community Library
04/09/2014 Spring Open House
03/26/2014 Book Group - The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
03/22/2014 Parliamentary Procedure Class
03/19/2014 7th annual Women & Leadership Event
03/19/2014 Women & Leadership Event
02/12/2014 Changing Demographics: Opportunities and Untapped Resources
01/29/2014 Book Group 2014 Planning Meeting
01/07/2014 Grant Application Workshop Jan 7
12/04/2013 New Members Holiday Party
11/13/2013 Educational Session, Founders Award and 2014 Leadership Slate
10/23/2013 Book Group - The Life You Can Save
10/09/2013 AAWGT Fall Open House with 2012 Grantees
09/30/2013 Education Committee Brainstorming Session
09/11/2013 The Weakening Link Between Marriage and Childbirth: Does it Matter?
08/21/2013 Book Group - How Children Succeed
07/24/2013 Book Group - Movie Night - Girlhood
06/19/2013 Book Group - Revolution 2.0
06/12/2013 2013 Grants Showcase
05/18/2013 Annual Volunteer Service Project: Girls on the Run 5K Race
05/08/2013 2013 Grants Voting Meeting - Members Only
04/17/2013 Book Group - Cinderella Ate My Daughter
04/10/2013 Spring Open House
04/09/2013 Grants in Action
03/13/2013 AAWGT Educational Bus Tour - Housing and Homelessness II
02/20/2013 Book Group - An Invisible Thread
02/13/2013 Sixth Annual Women & Leadership Meeting: Connecting to the Global Community
01/16/2013 AAWGT Book Group - 2013 Planning Meeting & Potluck Dinner
01/12/2013 Grant Reviewer Workshop Jan 12 MEMBERS ONLY
01/12/2013 Grant Application Workshop Jan 12
01/10/2013 Grant Reviewer Workshop Jan 10 MEMBERS ONLY
01/10/2013 Grant Application Workshop Jan 10
01/09/2013 AAWGT Educational Session - Housing and Homelessness
11/28/2012 Book Group - "Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has Declined"
11/14/2012 Educational Session, Founders Award and 2013 Leadership Slate
10/10/2012 AAWGT Fall Open House with 2011 Grantees
10/03/2012 Book Group - "Composing a Further Life"
09/29/2012 Samaritan Women Farms - Annual Service Project
09/12/2012 Are we making a difference? A Full Circle Conversation
06/13/2012 2012 Grants Showcase
05/30/2012 Book Group - "Ask Me Why I Hurt"
05/09/2012 2012 Grants Voting Meeting - Members Only
04/25/2012 Member Field Trip - Arundel House of Hope
04/11/2012 Spring Open House & Photography Exhibit
03/28/2012 What We're Reading
03/14/2012 Leadership Workshop: Making a Difference -- Defining the Impact of Success
02/08/2012 Educational Session - Caregiving & Caregivers: A Monumental Challenge in Our Community
01/25/2012 What We're Reading
01/11/2012 Educational Session -- Transportation: Because Getting There is Half the Battle
12/04/2011 Annual Volunteer Service Project: Girls on the Run 5K Race
11/30/2011 What We're Reading
11/09/2011 Fall Open House - Bring a Friend!
10/26/2011 What We're Reading
10/12/2011 AAWGT Educational Session - Youth: Juvenile Justice
09/21/2011 What We're Reading
09/14/2011 AAWGT Educational Session - Immigration: Facts, Trends & Realities
06/29/2011 What We're Reading
06/08/2011 AAWGT 2011 Grants Showcase
05/25/2011 What We're Reading -- The Women Who Raised Me: a memoir by Victoria Rowell
05/11/2011 2011 Proposed Grants Presentation & Voting - MEMBERS ONLY!
04/29/2011 Member Field Trip: Arundel Lodge
04/27/2011 What We're Reading
04/13/2011 Spring Open House - Bring a Friend
03/30/2011 What We're Reading
03/23/2011 Special Interest Forum - Emerging Issues in Our Community: Human Trafficking
03/09/2011 Women & Leadership Event - Connecting to the Global Community: Lessons from Abroad
02/23/2011 What We're Reading
02/09/2011 General Meeting & Educational Session - Changing the Face of Aging: An Activist Approach
01/26/2011 What We're Reading: CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!!!
01/18/2011 Special Interest Forum: Individuals with Disabilities
01/12/2011 Cancelled Due to Weather: General Meeting & Educational Session: Transportation, Because Getting There is Half the Battle
12/08/2010 Holiday Celebration for Old and New Steering Committees
11/17/2010 What We're Reading
11/10/2010 General Meeting - Women & Leadership
10/13/2010 Fall Open House with 2009 Grantees
09/29/2010 What We're Reading in September - The Power of Half
09/08/2010 AAWGT At Five Years: Looking Forward - Members Only
06/09/2010 Grants Showcase Introducing AAWGT 2010 Grantees
05/12/2010 2010 Proposed Grants Presentation & Voting
04/27/2010 Member Field Trip/Tour to 2010 Grantee
04/22/2010 AAWGT Benefit: Women's Wine and Dine Event with wine, women, wisdom & casual snacks.
04/14/2010 Spring Membership Open House
03/10/2010 General Meeting
02/10/2010 Business Meeting/Program Postponed due to weather.
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