The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County's 2023-2024 Advisory Board met this week for our End-of-Year Celebration, where we welcomed new Advisory Board members, said thank you to those members departing, celebrated a successful 2023, and discussed all that we have before us for a meaningful 2024, together.
Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County Announces New Leadership
The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County is very pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its Advisory Board, as well as the full slate of Executive Committee and Advisory Board members for 2024.
The newly elected Advisory Board members are Mary Jordan, Kim Lightfoot, Jessica Moreno, and Paula Seabright.
“We are thrilled to welcome these talented women, each of whom bring diverse experience and unique backgrounds to the Women’s Giving Circle” said WGC Advisory Board Chair Jennifer Bodensiek.
"We look forward to utilizing Mary, Kim, Jessica, and Paula's immense talents to support our efforts in 2024" said April Force Pardoe, WGC Governance Committee Chair. "We have a wonderful group of leaders joining our talented Advisory Board who will continue to guide our efforts to support women and girls in Howard County now and in the future."
We are very grateful to Melissa Curtin, Judy Smith, and Mary Thompson, whose terms are ending on the WGC Advisory Board after four years of dedicated leadership and service.
“Melissa, Judy, and Mary have deep community knowledge and a true passion for philanthropy” said Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, WGC Executive Director. “We have been fortunate to have them by our side as we work to shape the future for women and girls in Howard County through the power of collective giving”.
The WGC is honoring Melissa, Judy, and Mary for all that they have done and will continue to do for the WGC through the WGC’s Barb Van Winkle Leadership Fund. This is a fund honoring former WGC Chair Barb Van Winkle and all WGC leaders, and we invite gifts in honor of WGC women's philanthropic leadership the last 22 years with a gift in her/their honor.
The WGC 2024 Advisory Board:
Advisory Board Members
The Women’s Giving Circle is building a community of philanthropists to address the needs of women and girls in Howard County. We bring women together to learn about issues impacting women and girls in our community, and pool our dollars to fund programs that address those issues so we can have a greater impact together than we might otherwise have alone.
WGC's leadership looks forward to partnering in the community with donors, nonprofits, businesses, government, and the broader community to support women and girls in Howard County. www.womensgivingcircle.org.
We are excited to support our partners at Girls on the Run of Central Maryland and their recent 5k Celebration!
WGC was excited to provide marketing pieces in the awesome swag bags. Thanks GOTR ED Morgan Meneses-Sheets and team!
We are so proud of our partnership with The Columbia Association on the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County's Feminine Hygiene Product Drive!
Many thanks to Columbia Association's Robin Stimson and team who collected four bins full of products that filled a full container for our partners at the Community Action Council of Howard County's Howard County Food Bank.
Thank you to everyone who donated products and to CA for your partnership!
Learn more about the WGC's Feminine Hygiene Product Drive here, and how you can give products and/or donate money to support women and girls in our community - thank you!