new year, new opportunities.
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Happy New Year!
We are excited for the year ahead and the opportunities we have to bring us all together to learn, share, connect, and pool our dollars to support women and girls in our community.
Here's 3 ways to get involved in the WGC today:
1. WGC's March 6, 2024 Annual Celebration - We are excited to host our 2024 Annual Celebration & Pink Party on Wednesday, March 6 from 5:30 - 7:30 at Howard Community College. Join us to discuss "How Philanthropy Can Support Women's Rights" and to hear about the latest WGC efforts. Learn more and sponsor and/or buy tickets here
2. WGC's 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities - It takes a special individual, organization or business to understand the value of investing in women and girls by sponsoring the WGC throughout 2024! Sponsorship includes tickets to our signature event: WGC's Annual Celebration & Pink Party on March 6, 2024 and recognition at other WGC events throughout the year. Learn more and sponsor here
3. WGC's 2024 Big Give - The Big Give 2024 is designed for women who want to learn more about grantmaking to women and girls in our community and will be a fun, fast-paced, "pop-up" giving circle learning and giving experience. Learn more and sign-up here
And, we have multiple ongoing opportunities to get involved in the WGC this year including the WGC's Feminine Hygiene Product Drive, the WGC Emergency Response Network, and the WGC's "Our Giving, Our Stories" profile series. These opportunities to get involved in the Women's Giving Circle all support women and girls in Howard County. Learn more below.
This, is the power of a giving circle.
Please contact WGC Executive Director Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz with any questions and sign up to join us below.
See you soon!
WGC Advisory Board Chair
It takes a special individual, organization or business to understand the value of investing in women and girls by sponsoring the WGC throughout 2024!
Sponsorship includes tickets to our signature event: WGC's Annual Celebration & Pink Party on March 6, 2024 - during Women's History Month, and recognition at other WGC events throughout the year. Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors to date!
WGC 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities
2024 WGC Big Give Membership Overview
2024 WGC Big Give Members Are:
2024 WGC Big Give Membership Sign-Up:
WGC Executive Director Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz joined the Board of Directors of Maryland Philanthropy Network (MPN) for a funders' reception at the Community Foundation of Howard County to welcome new President and CEO, Danista E. Hunte. Danista joined the MPN team in October 2023 bringing with her a wealth of experience spanning over three decades in the philanthropic and non-profit sector. WGC is a member of MPN and a fund of the Community Foundation of Howard County, and we were excited to meet and build relationships with other MPN funder members, and to welcome Danista and hear her vision for MPN.
The National Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a nationwide effort to transform the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. into a day of community service that help solve social problems. This is something the WGC believes in!
WGC Executive Director Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz delivered feminine hygiene products to the Howard County Food Bank for MLK Day of Service - from the WGC Advisory Board and our amazing partners at CA, The 3rd, and WKD Karate4Girls
Thank you to all of our donors and partners for giving and volunteering today, and thank you Officer Harry Dunn for your help and support today, and every day.
3 Questions With ... Philanthropist Claudia Marion Allen, in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - WGC's Our Giving, Our Stories
The Women's Giving Circle is proud to amplify the voices and stories of women givers in our community through our regular series "Our Giving, Our Stories". This month we are profiling Claudia Marion Allen in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
When did you start giving to issues that are important to you?
"In Middle School I started volunteering at nursing homes, homeless shelters, clothing drives, and even volunteered bagging groceries and carrying them out for the elderly at a local grocery store. I have never stopped volunteering since!"
Claudia's current philanthropic focus is on: Maryland Humanities, ADRA, and Adventist Peace Fellowship.
Read Claudia's full profile here.
Learn more about the WGC's "Our Giving, Our Stories", WGC's ongoing series of giving profiles designed to celebrate women's philanthropy and amplify the voices of women and girls in Howard County. Nominate a woman today! We are always accepting the names of women throughout the year who may be profiled for their inspiring philanthropic leadership.