Our women’s giving circle supports initiatives that improve the quality of life for women and families in our community.

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT) is a women’s giving circle with over 200 members. AAWGT is a fund of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. We invest — pooling our annual contributions for “collective philanthropy,” thus multiplying the power of one by many. Since 2006, AAWGT has awarded grants totaling over $900,000 to non-profit organizations to improve the quality of life for women and families in Anne Arundel County. Grants focus on health and welfare, education and the prevention of and treatment for violence and abuse. We inform — holding in-depth education sessions highlighting issues in our county that require active attention and support. And, we inspire — encouraging our members to engage as leaders and philanthropists in our local community.


Investing ...
Donating $900,000+ in 82 Grants Since 2007!

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Informing ...
Convening 50+ Education Sessions in Over 10 Years!

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Inspiring ...
Engaging 200+ members!

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We are thrilled to announce that the AAWGT membership voted to award $111,729 to eight nonprofit organizations supporting programs that improve the lives of women and families in Anne Arundel County.  These outstanding organizations are:

Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc. (Court Appointed Special Advocates); Anne Arundel Community Action Agency; Arundel Lodge, Inc; Creating Communities; He Opens Paths to Everyone, Inc. (HOPE for All); Planned Parenthood of Maryland/Anne Arundel; STAIR-Annapolis; YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.

For more information about the specific work for which these organizations were funded and the amount of their grant award, READ MORE   

March 8 MEETING: Women Leading Change at Home and Around the World

“Women Leading Change at Home and Around the World” was the topic for the annual AAWGT Women and Leadership event held on March 8 at Calvary United Methodist Church. Highlighting International Women’s Day, this gathering was extremely successful, with more than 100 attendees including 64 members and 52 guests. A panel discussion among two mother-daughter pairs focused on the influences, motivations, and challenges in their separate journeys, as well as the threads they and other women have in common as they seek to find their place in the world. READ MORE

Why I belong to AAWGT:

“… a great idea that is working.”

Lori DeRose, member since 2015

“… thoughtful, talented women who want to make positive contributions to their community.”

Gwyn Smith, member since 2012

“… a top-level group of interesting, professional women who are passionate about issues and learning.”

Lynne Davidson, member since 2006

Fun Facts

Did you know that AAWGT ....

Meets 8 times a year
Has awarded over $900,000 in grants since 2007

Has committees that need your help
Sends out a bimonthly e-Newsletter
Has an Endowment Fund
Is a fund of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County

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