GIRL POWER – March 10, 2019!
WGC is proud to fund this amazing program again this year: JHU Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) hosts Girl Power, a STEM expo for middle and high school girls, with support from the Maryland Space Business Roundtable and Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County.
The event features hands-on activities, cool demonstrations, and take-home material for the girls to encourage an interest in STEM careers. Girls have the opportunity to talk to professional women in STEM careers such as aerospace, computer science, electrical engineering, geology, information technology, and space mission engineering.
There is no registration required. Girl Power is scheduled for March 10, 2019, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars and help spread the word! More information will be available soon.
This event attracted over 700 elementary and middle school students for a crowd of 1,000+ We appreciate all the work you have done in the past to celebrate and highlight women in STEM!
2018 was a year 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?
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.
Here’s how we’ve had an impact together in 2018:
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
Many thanks to everyone who took action today and donated to help a woman in need right here in our community.
We asked, and you, our network of women philanthropists, responded –
and in a short period of time we raised $1,000!
The WGC Emergency Response Network was created to provide an opportunity for WGC donors to help women in need. When our nonprofit partners are working with a woman with an immediate need, they submit a request to the WGC.
Emergency Response Network Requests:
Thank you for your support of women and girls in our community through the WGC’s Emergency Response Network (ERN). We are making a bigger difference together than we might otherwise be able to alone – the reason for the success of our giving circle!
If you have any questions about the WGC or our Emergency Response Network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, January 6 we had a wonderful WGC-Hosted Event, “Making Waves” by Rissa Miller at Kittamaqundi Community Church.
This script-in-hand reading of the play in partnership with Try it Out Theatre was well attended and we had a lively discussion after the play about women in the workplace that touches on salary disparity, sex-based discrimination, and the #metoo movement.
Thank you to Malynda and Rich Madzel for partnering with us. Thanks also to Steve and Patti Wecker and Vince Culotta, owners of CURED and 18th & 21st restaurants for their ongoing support and for providing attendees with coupons for brunch or lunch!
WGC will continue providing opportunities for donors and others to learn together about the WGC and the issues we fund.