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We welcome women of all ages and backgrounds who want to join our mission to improve the lives of women and families in Anne Arundel County. The only requirement is a contribution—one can join by completing and sending in a membership form and the annual contribution.
In most cases, 100% of your contribution is tax-deductible.
$500 of your contribution ($250 for members 40 and under) becomes part of the grant funds awarded in the year following your payment. The balance of your contribution goes toward the administrative costs incurred by our volunteer-run organization.
Your commitment is for one year and membership renews on a calendar basis.
Members may join throughout the year. The renewal date is the anniversary date of originally becoming a member.
There are monthly meetings, except in July, August, December and January. General meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of the month. See our Calendar of Events for details on our events and programs.
Yes! All AAWGT events are open to guests unless otherwise noted on our Program Calendar. Please include your guest’s name when you RSVP and accompany your guest to the meeting.
Governance and Committees
>n addition to the fiduciary oversight provided by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, AAWGT is managed by an all-volunteer team of members who serve as Officers (President, Vice President/President Elect, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer) and Committee Chairs and Assistant Chairs of seven standing committees (see list below). Together, these members comprise the Steering Committee of AAWGT. Further governance details may be found in our Bylaws.
Education and Program
Leadership Development and Nominating
Marketing and Communications
Membership and Outreach
Contact information and descriptions of committees may be found here.
No. Everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that meets her needs.
Yes, but we recommend that you first carefully consider the time commitment of each.
Because committee meetings are for the purpose of conducting AAWGT committee and member business, they do not generally include guests. However, prospective members are welcome and encouraged to attend a committee meeting at the invitation of an AAWGT member.
OUR GRANTS IN ACTION
Tahirih Justice Center: $7,778 grant to support courageous women fleeing from violence
Organization of Hispanics/Latin Americans of Anne Arundel County: $5,000 grant for Bridging the Gap, helping recent immigrants through referrals to government agencies, businesses, landlords and healthcare providers
Creating Communities: $20,000 grant for arts programs for low-income students at school, after school and at summer camp at Maryland Hall