2014 Annual Grants Showcase
AAWGT's Annual Grants Showcase on September 17 made it abundantly clear once again why this meeting is such a stand-out for everyone. What a lift just to be there! The meeting room was lined with tables displaying posters and info from each of the 2013-14 and 2014-15 grantees. Behind each table were enthusiastic and grateful representatives, all of them with stories to tell of the impact of our grants on the lives of women and families in our county. Once we sat down, the program itself was just as compelling. We were briefly introduced to the new grantees of Spring 2014, who began their projects this summer. The focus then turned to the previous group of grantees (2013-14), each of whom shared a quick run-down of their accomplishments this past year. How nice to hear where your money goes, directly from the people who oversee it! If you missed the evening, click here to hear some of the compelling stories of your money at work and see a slideshow of photos from the event!
2014 Founders' Award Nominations Due
AAWGT Members, please help us recognize a member who goes 'above and beyond' this year, using our Guidelines
and Nomination Form
. Nominations are due to the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County by no later than October 10, 2014. Thank you!
Your Fall Preview!
We hope you have had a wonderful summer! With September fast approaching, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at AAWGT's Fall line-up. Mark your calendars and join us!
October 8th - 6:00 - 8:00 PM - AAWGT Monthly Meeting: Education Session Part II, Mental Health in Anne Arundel County. In this second of two Education sessions focused on mental health, we will continue to explore the issues, the available resources, and the needs in Anne Arundel County.
November 12th - 6:00 - 8:00 PM - AAWGT Monthly Meeting: Members Only. Calling all AAWGT members to be part of an engaging strategic discussion about what we do and who we are as an organization.
December New Members Reception - stay tuned for additional information.
And, finally, be sure to join (Members only, please) the AAWGT Book Group! Great group - engaging discussions! For dates and book titles, see Upcoming Events on this web page.
Mental Health Part 1 - the BIG Discussion
The complex subject of mental illness incorporates issues of health and society that touch many aspects of our lives -- AAWGT's June 11 education session addressed over 70 members and guests on diverse topics surrounding the mentally ill. Mike Drummond, Executive Director of Arundel Lodge, and Frank Sullivan, Former Executive Director of the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency, were interviewed by Bess Langbein, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County and Bev Marcus, AAWGT member. The conversation covered definitions of mental illness as well as Anne Arundel County’s ability to house, transport, treat and provide supportive and preventative services to the growing numbers of mentally ill. Read More
AAWGT Awards Grants for 2014-15
On May 14, the AAWGT membership voted to award $93,715 to seven area nonprofit organizations in support of their programs that improve the lives of women and families in Anne Arundel County. This year, 28 members participated in a rigorous and deliberative review process conducted by the Grants Committee which produced a slate of qualified finalists on which the membership voted. The proposals reflected the broad range of women’s needs and service responses. Through their philanthropy, the members of AAWGT have contributed $600,000 since 2007 as an investment in their community.
The AAWGT grantees chosen by the membership for 2014-15 are:
For details of the awards
- Anne Arundel Mental Health Agency: Youth Suicide Awareness
- Center of Help: Homework Help and Leadership Program
- Food Link: Wholesale Charitable Produce Distribution
- The Light House: Family Case Management
- Partners in Care
- Planned Parenthood of Maryland: Clinical Services For Women in AA County
- YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
, see 2014 Grantees
Member Field Trip to See Dollars At Work
AAWGT’s annual Spring Field Trip took place May 23 and featured a tour of the new Family Literacy Center at the Brooklyn Park Community Library (BPCL). “We are grateful to AAWGT for the funds awarded to the Brooklyn Park Community Library through your grant for our new Family Literacy Center,” said Anne Arundel Public Library Foundation Executive Director, Hampton “Skip” Auld. Read More>>