Dear WGC Donors and Friends,
Have you heard? Two weeks ago the WGC launched IMPACT 2024, our new five-year, $500,000 fundraising effort and focus on diversity, equity and inclusion for women in Howard County.
We are fundraising to build on our past and enhance our future by increasing our grantmaking to programs that benefit women and girls, as well as strengthening our infrastructure to grow the circle. And, we are enhancing our core values to better meet our mission by implementing a diversity, equity and inclusion lens to all of our work. Learn more and please considering joining us!
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. Interested? Plan to join us at our Wednesday, September 18 YWGC Interest Meeting, 7 pm at the Elkridge Library to learn more.
We have many great things going on - I hope to see you at some of our upcoming activities:
- TODAY! August 20: Join us after work for a Business Women's Network Happy Hour Mixer along with the Women's Bar Association of Howard County and the WGC from 4:00-6:30 PM at CURED Table & Tap, 10980 Grantchester Way, Suite 110 in Columbia. Mix and mingle with women who are making things happen - bring plenty of business cards, and cash for food & drinks. Enter to win fun door prizes! Event is FREE. Registration is not required, but is appreciated - let BWN know you're coming!
- September 24: Save the Date for our next WGC Happy Hour from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Success in Style Charity's First Pick at Historic Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry Street, minutes from Columbia - where else can you meet, drink, shop, donate, and learn more about women helping women through the WGC?! No cost to attend, please just bring a bag of clothes and/or jewelry to donate. Donations to WGC gratefully accepted - RSVP today!
- October 14: Join us for WGC's 2019 Annual Celebration - A Tale of Two Women and Their Rise to Equality: Shattering Glass Ceilings in Howard County, with Keynote Speakers Lisa Myers and Christine Uhlhorn, Howard County's first female Police Chief and first female Fire Chief, at Howard Community College, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center - Purchase tickets today!
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