Our Grants In Action
REBUILDING TOGETHER, Anne Arundel County
Supplied urgent home renovations for 14 Anne Arundel County elderly, low-income women, enabling them to age in place.
The Power of One … Multiplied by Many
WHO ARE OUR MEMBERS?
Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT) welcomes all women. It does not matter where you live, what your age or what you do! And you do NOT need to be invited to join. We welcome new members throughout the year.
We are an enthusiastic, engaged, community-minded group of women from a wide range of backgrounds, professional experiences and leadership achievements including stay-at-home moms and retirees.
WHY WOULD I BENEFIT FROM JOINING?
HOW IS MY MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTION USED?
We award grants to nonprofits that address critical needs facing women and families in the county. All but $75 of the following membership tiers goes into the Grants Fund:
$75 of each member’s contribution goes into our administrative fund to cover costs incurred in running AAWGT.
HOW MUCH OF MY ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
In most cases, 100% of your contribution is tax-deductible.
HOW LONG IS MY COMMITMENT WHEN I JOIN?
Your commitment is for one year and membership renews annually on the date you first joined. You will be reminded by email beginning 6 weeks before your join date.
IN WHAT WAYS MAY I MAKE MY PAYMENT?
After submitting your online membership application, you will receive instructions regarding payment by credit/debit card or check. All payments are handled by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, of which we are a fund.
While we encourage credit/debit cards on line, checks can be made payable to “Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County” with memo line of “AAWGT Membership.” Mail checks to Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, 900 Bestgate Road, Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 21401. 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.
ARE THERE OTHER MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS?
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 here.
CAN I VOTE ON GRANT RECIPIENTS?
If your membership is paid by May 1st, you are eligible to vote.
MAY MEMBERS BRING A GUEST TO A MEETING?
Most of our meetings are open to the public. Click here to view our Events page with meetings listed by month. Members bringing a guest should RSVP with the guest’s name and email. The May and October meetings are reserved only for members when AAWGT business is conducted.
WHAT IS MY TIME COMMITMENT AS A MEMBER?
You can scale your involvement to a level that is personally comfortable and meaningful. Do a little, or do a lot! Members are encouraged, though not required, to participate in educational programs, participate on a committee, or support our grantees as individuals. Our committees include Grants, Post Grants Followup, Membership, Marketing and Communications, Education, Web/IT and Events. We also have a Racial Equity Study Group and a Book Group if you are interested.
IF I CAN'T MAKE A CONTRIBUTION IS THERE A ROLE FOR ME WITH AAWGT?
All are welcome to attend our six open meetings each year. In addition, we will graciously accept a donation of any amount to further our work. Tribute or memorial donations can be made to our Endowment Fund (click here) or Grants Fund (click here).
CAN I SPONSOR SOMEONE TO BECOME A MEMBER?
Yes! You are welcome to sponsor someone. Simply fill out the membership application with her information and pay her membership fee.
Questions? Contact our Membership Committee.