The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County

WGC eNews – May 2018

WGC eNews – May 2018

The Women’s Giving Circle is proud to bring together people with common interests to learn about issues impacting our community and effective philanthropy. Our pooled funds allow us to collectively make larger grants together that will improve the lives of women and girls in Howard County. How are we doing this? We give grants to…

WGC Annual Celebration, October 15 – Save the Date!

WGC Annual Celebration, October 15 – Save the Date!

Keynote Speaker: Rayna DuBose, “Strength, Power & Engagement: Growing and Giving in Our Community” Location: Howard Community College Date: Monday, October 15, 2018 Time: 5:00 -7:00 pm Keynote Speaker Rayna DuBose was a star athlete from Howard County, who earned a full scholarship to play basketball at Virginia Tech. But after contracting bacterial meningitis, she woke up from a…

WGC Happy Hour at Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom by Fretz, July 17 – Hope to See You!

WGC Happy Hour at Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom by Fretz, July 17 – Hope to See You!

WGC Happy Hour at Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom by Fretz- July 17 Please join the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County for Happy Hour! Location: Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom by Fretz, 9204 Berger Road, Suite H, Columbia, MD 21046 Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Time: 5:00 -7:00 pm Cost: $35 /includes 2 glasses of wine and appetizers Register…

WGC-Funded Journey Camp Honored at Successes for Children Awards Ceremony

WGC-Funded Journey Camp Honored at Successes for Children Awards Ceremony

Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Department of Community Resources and Services honored individuals and programs that have made a difference in the lives of children at the 19th annual “Celebrating Successes for Children” ceremony held last night. Coordinated by the Department’s Office of Children and Families, the ceremony recognized the contributions and dedication…

WGC eNews – April 2018

WGC eNews – April 2018

Dear WGC Donor and Friends, Today, April 10 is Equal Pay Day. That means women had to work all of 2017 and until this day in 2018 to catch up with what men earned in 2017 alone. We care about this because one of the goals of the WGC is to raise the awareness of gender disparities…

3 Questions With … WGC Advisory Board Member Kim Agnor

3 Questions With … WGC Advisory Board Member Kim Agnor

Each month we are speaking to our donors to learn more about how they are participating in WGC efforts, and why it’s meaningful to them. This month, please meet WGC Advisory Board Member Kim Agnor: 1. How long have you been involved with the WGC, and what is your role now? Barb Van Winkle introduced…

So, Do You Want to Get Involved?

So, Do You Want to Get Involved?

As I walk through my personal and professional travels each day, women who don’t know us ask me what the WGC is. My answer is simply our mission: the Women’s Giving Circle is building a community of philanthropists and creating a permanent legacy to address the needs of women and girls in Howard County. And then,…

WGC Grant Update: JA Rising Women!

WGC Grant Update: JA Rising Women!

JA Rising Women is the WGC’s multi-year grant supporting a 13 week after-school entrepreneurship program for girls grades 9-12, in partnership with Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. This is our fourth year of funding JA Rising Women, having invested $100,000 to date. “Since joining JA Rising Women, I have learned skills that will help me…

WGC eNews – March 2018

WGC eNews – March 2018

Dear WGC Donor and Friends, We’ve had a busy month! As we celebrate National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we’ve had the opportunity to gather at last week’s wonderful WGC Happy Hour, and fund and host over 600 girls yesterday at Girl Power! 2018 in partnership with JHU Applied Physics Lab and the Maryland…