The WGC is proud to be a sponsor:
GIRL RISING FILM & DISCUSSION - June 30, 2019
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Smith Theatre, Horowitz Center
Howard Community College
Join in saluting the founding of the Columbia Film Society and HoCoPoLitSo with an afternoon that celebrates the education of girls, the beauty of story, and the power of collective action. This joint anniversary event features a talk by one of the writers of Girl Rising and a showing of the documentary film that inspired global awareness about the importance of education for girls. Novelist Aminatta Forna wrote the portion of the film about a girl from her home country, Sierra Leone, and her dreams of education and independence. Forna will also read from one of her novels that pertains to social justice around the world. After the author talk, there will be an intermission, refreshments, and a book signing, followed by a screening of the film. The documentary Girl Rising, featuring the voices of actresses including Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Selena Gomez and Salma Hayek, focuses on the power of education for nine girls from Haiti, Nepal, Ethiopia, India, Egypt, Peru, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan, telling their stories through writers from their home countries.
For early-bird tickets, available exclusively for Women's Giving Circle donors, visit http://www.columbiafestival.org and enter code FEST32 on the ticket purchasing page.
The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County is a sponsor of this program.
Dear WGC Donors and Friends,
As we wrap up the first half of the year, I am grateful for all we've done together to support women and girls!
READ THE FULL ENEWSLETTER HERE
We had a great time celebrating philanthropy in our county two weeks ago at the Community Foundation of Howard County's Spring Party -we are proud to be a fund of the Community Foundation!
We also had a great time last weekend volunteering and helping to support the Girls on the Run 5K!
Great news - we have a few spots that have opened up for the upcoming Journey Camp for Girls. Please help spread the word if you know any rising rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade girls who may be interested in attending July 14-July 30. Additional information is below!
And, it's back! We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Young Women's Giving Circle (YWGC), which is sponsored by the WGC. The group is composed of girls in 7th - 12th grade who share the same passion: helping women and girls in need.
I hope to see you at some of our upcoming activities:
- June 30: Join us for a viewing and discussion of Girl Rising to salute the founding of the Columbia Film Society and HoCoPoLitSo - we are sponsoring an afternoon that celebrates the education of girls, the beauty of story, and the power of collective action.
- October 14: Save the Date for WGC's Annual Celebration with Keynote Speakers: Howard County's first female Police Chief, Lisa Myers and first female Fire Chief, Christine Uhlhorn at Howard Community College, Horowitz Center - stay tuned for more information!
Thank you for your support of the WGC! We are committed to growing a community of empowered philanthropists that are building on the past, and working today to shape the future for women and girls through the power of collective giving.
I look forward to seeing many of you soon!
Barb Van Winkle, WGC Chair
The Young Women's Giving Circle (YWGC) is sponsored by the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County. The group is composed of girls in 7th - 12th grade who share the same passion: helping women and girls in need. The YWGC raises money and makes grants to nonprofits organizations in Howard County whose missions support the needs of women and girls. We meet regularly, hold several fundraisers throughout the year, and have ongoing community service and volunteer activities. We have provided grants to a variety of groups, including Girls on the Run of Central MD and HopeWorks.
We are currently accepting applications for YWGC members for the 2019/2020 school year! We have three opportunities for girls grades 7-12 to participate in the YWGC - as a full participant, as an ambassador or on a committee.
Interested? Learn more here!
WGC at the Girls on the Run 5K!
We had such a great time at the Girls on the Run 5K on June 1! We love partnering with this amazing organization!
Journey Camp for Girls, or “Journey” is a week-long camp for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade girls in Howard County, MD that is run by Maryland Leadership Workshops and conceived of and funded by the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County.
The idea behind Journey is to bring girls, in their formative years together to learn about leadership, empowerment, and community. At Journey each student identifies her own leadership skills, strengths, and challenges in a supportive and fun environment that fosters self-esteem and confidence.
Journey 2019 will be held July 14-July 20:
A week at Journey includes:
SCHOLARSHIPS IN MEMORY OF CINDY HANKIN
The WGC is honored to have begun a program this year to provide scholarships in memory of former WGC Advisory Board Member Cindy Hankin.
In 2018 the WGC provided $5,005 in scholarships.
Funded by Cindy’s family, friends, and WGC donors, these scholarships are provided in her memory in perpetuity to qualifying Journey Camp participants. Cindy was a staunch supporter of the Journey Camp for Girls. A former teacher, and school principal, Cindy was beloved by her family, friends, students, and community and served as mentor, and long-time advocate for women and girls. Cindy brought a bright and wonderful spirit to the world, enriching it for all who knew her.
“I am thrilled that we were able to increase our scholarships this year, which means we are achieving our goal of reaching girls from different demographic and socioeconomic groups across the county” says Barb Van Winkle, WGC Chair. “We are honored to be able to give so much in the first year that we began offering scholarships in memory of our friend Cindy Hankin.”
Support for Journey provided by the Women’s Giving Circle, a fund of the Community Foundation of Howard County.
Contact information for Maryland Leadership Workshops: 301-444-8623; firstname.lastname@example.org; mlw.org