The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County


January 2019

Dear WGC Friends and Supporters,

We had a year of impact and meaning in 2018, 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?

  1. By giving grants to nonprofits in Howard County that focus on our mission.
  2. 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
  3. 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.

We are looking forward to a fantastic 2019. Thanks for being a part of this network of women, and thanks for donating to the WGC!

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Contact Barb Van Winkle, WGC Chair, with questions:

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Our mailing address is:
Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County
c/o The Community Foundation of Howard County
10440 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 230, Columbia, MD 21044