7th Annual Women & Leadership Event to feature Molly Barker
Mark your calendar for March 19 to spend the evening with Molly Barker, National Founder of Girls on the Run. AAWGT and the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County have joined forces to bring Molly to our community to share her experiences, to inspire us to think "outside the box" and to challenge us as a community to empower women to identify and utilize their unique strengths. Join us for an evening of leadership insights and inspired courage.
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2014 Grants Workshop
AAWGT kicked off its 2014 grant cycle on January 7th. Thirty-three potential applicant organizations attended the grants workshop to learn about our mission focus and granting process. They represented a wide diversity of services from those well known to AAWGT members such as Boys and Girls Clubs and YWCA, to newcomers including veterans organizations and Habitat for Humanity. These organizations know the front line needs of those we seek to serve and we look forward to seeing their innovative program ideas.
We also are happy to welcome six new reviewers this season and appreciate the return of 24 experienced AAWGT members to the review process.
AAWGT Receives Community Leadership Award
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) awarded AAWGT with the 2013 Leadership Award in recognition of continuous commitment to ensuring that every child in our community has the opportunity to live in a safe, stable permanent home.
AAWGT President Julie Schuelke accepted on behalf of the organization saying, "CASA's mission of serving children who have been abused and are under the protection of the foster care system fits perfectly within AAWGT's grants criteria. We are happy to have been a vital supporter of CASA over the last several years through our grants program. We also have members who have become "CASA's" and have volunteered directly with the CASA organization. We appreciate and thank CASA for the vital work you do with children in need in Anne Arundel County."
Fall Open House Celebrates Work Of 2012 Grantees
On Wednesday, Oct. 9, nearly 100 members and friends of Anne Arundel Women Giving Together came out on a rainy evening to celebrate the accomplishments of the organization’s 2012 grantees at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. This special evening allows the prior year’s grantees to share with AAWGT members how the organization’s grant money was put into action, through highlights and stories about lives changed.
The celebration of the eight 2012 grantees included:
Assistant Grants Committee Chair Kimberly Iaquinta opened the evening with a report on the highlights of seven years of AAWGT grant making, which has resulted in more than $500,000 in grants to organizations serving Anne Arundel County women and families. Post Grants Committee Chair Lynn Buhl and Assistant Chair Diane Evans moderated the program and introduced the 2012 grantees.
For highlights of the evening click here.