The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County

WGC eNews – September 2018

WGC eNews – September 2018

Dear WGC Donors and Friends, We are back from a busy summer and gearing up for our Annual Celebration on October 15! Will you be joining us? I hope so! You can register here today! READ THE FULL ENEWSLETTER HERE Our Keynote Speaker Rayna DuBose will be speaking on “Strength, Power & Engagement: Growing and Giving in Our Community.”…

WGC’s Annual Celebration is October 15, 2018 – Register Today!

WGC’s Annual Celebration is October 15, 2018 – Register Today!

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 REGISTER HERE! 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…

WGC’s 2018 Journey Delegates Honor 5 Local Women

WGC’s 2018 Journey Delegates Honor 5 Local Women

The year-end celebration of Journey Camp for Girls today was a wonderful event for the delegates and the 5 women they honored! The 5 honorees were Shirley Collier, Bessie Bordenave, Linda Joy Burke, Stacie Hunt, and Tahira Mussarat Hussain. The Journey delegates did an outstanding job with their presentation, and the honored women gave wise…

WGC eNews – August 2018

WGC eNews – August 2018

Dear WGC Donors and Friends, I hope you are enjoying the final days of summer! I typically think of summer as a time of year when we all slow down and take much needed time to rest and refuel with family and friends. And, while it is just that, it’s also a time when we…

WGC Advisory Board Visits Journey Camp for Girls

WGC Advisory Board Visits Journey Camp for Girls

WGC Advisory Board Visits Journey Camp! The WGC Advisory Board visit to the Journey Camp for Girls at UMBC in July – what an incredible experience! The 25 young women delegates attending Journey were incredibly impressive both individually and as a group together. The group bonded the 1st day of camp, and the Advisory Board could feel the strong ties…

WGC Awards $60K Grant to JA Rising Women Program

WGC Awards $60K Grant to JA Rising Women Program

Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Maryland has been granted $60K by the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County for its JA Rising Women program, which gives local young female students the opportunity to start their own companies alongside local women business mentors. JA Rising Women is the WGC’s multi-year grant supporting a 13 week after-school entrepreneurship…

WGC eNews – July 2018

WGC eNews – July 2018

Dear WGC Donor and Friends, How exciting, this is my first message to you as the Chair of the WGC!  It is my honor to serve as Chair for the next two years, and to work closely with our wonderful Advisory Board, Community Foundation of Howard County leadership and staff, and WGC donors, partners, and grantees to improve…

JA Rising Women – Grant Update

JA Rising Women – Grant Update

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. 2018 is our fourth year of funding JA Rising Women, having invested $100,000 to date. Check out their most recent blog post for the latest news and information on this…

Wonderful Happy Hour Highlighting WGC’s Emergency Response Network!

Wonderful Happy Hour Highlighting WGC’s Emergency Response Network!

What a night! We had great food, drink, company and conversation at our jam-packed July Happy Hour, where we heard from newly-elected WGC Chair Barb Van Winkle about our recently enhanced WGC Emergency Response Network, and why and how you can participate. And, we heard from Jennifer Pollitt Hill, ED of Hopeworks, our first ERN…

WGC Emergency Response Network Request – We Did It!

WGC Emergency Response Network Request – We Did It!

Many thanks to everyone who took action and donated to help a women and her family in need right here in our community. We asked, and you, our network of women philanthropists, responded – and in less than an hour we raised $400! The WGC Emergency Response Network was created to provide an opportunity for WGC donors…