The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County

Statement of Founding Values

We believe:

  • All Howard County women and girls have a right to an adequate and sustainable quality of life and an opportunity to develop their full potential.
  • Healthy development for girls is achieved through education, life skill training, and a sense of personal authority and safety.
  • The needs and concerns of all women and girls in Howard County must be fully understood, acknowledged, and addressed.
  • Available resources should be directed to achieving systemic change in the political, social, and economic institutions that influence the lives of women and girls.
  • Philanthropy is not measured by the amount of the gift but by the intent of the giver.
  • Women’s philanthropy has the power to improve the lives of women and girls in Howard County now.
  • A permanent endowment provides a legacy of giving to the generations of women and girls who will follow.
  • Education is the cornerstone of understanding and giving.
  • Women of concern, compassion, and generosity can make the greatest difference by working together for change.