At this month’s WGC Advisory Board meeting (pictured) some of our board gathered to reflect on the year, and plan for 2019. What we discussed is that we’ve had a year full of impact and meaning, and it’s because of you.
We brought people together with common interests to learn about issues impacting our community and to fund programs that benefit women and girls in Howard County.
How did we do this?
- By giving grants to nonprofits in Howard County that focus on our mission.
- By raising money from donors to support our grantmaking and having an endowment so that we will have money in perpetuity to fund programs that benefit women and girls, and
- By hosting events and programs to engage donors and raise money to support our grantmaking.
We’ve been part of the Howard County community for over 17 years, have raised over $1 million to support our efforts from over 1,000 donors, and have given over 100 grants to nonprofits that support women and girls in our community. And we’ve done all this together – as a Giving Circle. It takes all of us investing our time, talent, and financial resources in various ways to ensure we are having an impact.
I hope our 2018 efforts have inspired you as much as it has all of us – it fuels us to continue working together to support women and girls in our community as we look to 2019. Perhaps, it’s needed now more than ever.
Please give to the WGC during this giving season – we can’t do it without you.
Barb Van Winkle, WGC Chair