Wow, we had a great night tonight at the WGC's Big Give 2022!
What is the Big Give?
It's for those WGC members who want to learn more about grantmaking to women and girls through a four-month, hands-on learning and grantmaking experience. Big Give participants used words such as "inspired, humbled, grateful, excited, proud, hopeful, honored, and thankful" regarding their experience.
"As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary year, we are proud and honored to engage WGC donors through The Big Give!" said Barb Van Winkle, WGC Chair. "This opportunity to give collectively is another way WGC is meeting our mission of building a community of philanthropists and creating a permanent legacy to address the needs of women and girls in Howard County."
This year's inaugural Big Give had 27 women participating - individually or as part of a team - who learned, shared, and together, collectively gave $20,000 to 3 WGC nonprofit partners - Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, HopeWorks, and the HCC Educational Foundation.
"We are excited about the response to our inaugural WGC Big Give!" said Melissa Curtin, WGC Membership and Development Committee Chair. "It's a new and exciting way for women to invest their philanthropic dollars so that they have a bigger impact together than they might otherwise have alone."
Here's how the Big Give worked:
"Being part of the Big Give was a truly humbling experience" said Jessica Terrazas-Moreno. "It was bittersweet to learn that so many amazing organizations in Howard County need extra funds, but they never stop fighting the good fight to help our neighbors."
Let us know if you’re interested in the WGC's Big Give 2023 - we already have women signing up!
"We firmly believe that women’s philanthropy is shaping the future for women and girls through the power of collective giving" said Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, WGC Executive Director. "WGC's The Big Give is empowering women to support other women in our community now, and in the future."