Who are members of Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT)?
AAWGT is a nonpartisan group that welcomes women of all ages from diverse backgrounds who want to participate in its mission to improve the quality of life for women and families in Anne Arundel County. The only requirement for membership is a contribution and you can easily join online following the steps on the Join US button at right. The minimum annual contribution is $575. $500 goes directly to the grants fund and an administrative fee of $75 covers operating costs.
Women 40 and under may pay $300, with $225 allocated to the grants fund and $75 to operating costs.
Members may also opt for a lifetime membership, which requires a lump sum payment (that may be paid over 3 years) of $12,000, plus the annual administrative expense fee of $75. You can learn more about this option by clicking on the Lifetime Membership button at right.
How much of my annual contribution is tax deductible?
In most cases, 100% of your contribution is tax-deductible.
How is my contribution used?
The majority of each membership contribution ($500 of $575 for Full Members, or $225 of $300 for Associate Members 40 and under) becomes part of the grant fund and is awarded in the year following the contribution. The administrative fee covers AAWGT’s marketing, member outreach events, education programs and fund management fees to the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County.
How long is my commitment when I join?
Your commitment is for one year and membership renews annually on your join date. You will be reminded by email beginning 4 weeks before your join date.
In what ways may I make payment?
After submitting your online membership application, you will receive instructions regarding payment by check or credit/debit card. All payments are handled by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, of which we are a fund.
Checks are made payable to “Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County” with memo line of “AAWGT Membership”. Mail checks to Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, 914 Bay Ridge Road, Suite 220, Annapolis, MD 21403. Credit/debit card payments can be made online via the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County’s website here. When you check out, you will be asked to consider adding the credit card processing fee to your donation. This extra contribution will cover fees charged to AAWGT.”