Tonight we kicked-off our new Big Give Membership for those members who want to learn more about grantmaking to women and girls through a hands-on learning and grantmaking experience!
We had a great meeting at the beautiful Community Foundation of Howard County and heard from President & CEO Beverly White-Seals, WGC Chair Barb Van Winkle, WGC Membership & Development Committee Chair Melissa Curtin, Community Foundation Director of Grants and Community Outreach Dee Athey, WGC Grants Committee Co-Chair Alison Canning, and WGC Executive Director Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz about the history of the historic CFHoCo building at Athol Manor, philanthropy in general, community foundations, and giving circles.
WGC Big Give members were asked "why do you care" and "what would you do if you had a million dollars"? The answers were inspiring, thoughtful and empowering!
WGC Big Give members will spend the next three months delving further into grantmaking and the community, and will jointly award $20,000 in the fall.
Stay tuned for more WGC Big Give updates!