Membership FAQs

Our Grants In Action

REBUILDING TOGETHER, Anne Arundel County

$20,000 Grant

Supplied urgent home renovations for 14 Anne Arundel County elderly, low-income women, enabling them to age in place.

The Power of One … Multiplied by Many

Read More About Our Grantees

WHO ARE OUR MEMBERS?

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT) welcomes all women. It does not matter where you live, what your age or what you do! And you do NOT need to be invited to join. We welcome new members throughout the year.

We are an enthusiastic, engaged, community-minded group of women from a wide range of backgrounds, professional experience and leadership achievements including stay-at-home moms and retirees.

WHY WOULD I BENEFIT FROM JOINING?

  •  Become part of a community of diverse women who want to learn from and inspire each other to take action and make an impact
  •  Learn about the needs of the community by working on the Grants or Post Grants Committees
  •  Contribute time and talent to this volunteer-run organization
  •  Build and invest in an organization that empowers and inspires women to become leaders
  •  Make new friends with like-minded women who enjoy being together and are passionate about making a difference

HOW IS MY MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTION USED?

We award grants to nonprofits that address critical needs facing women and families in the county. $500 of your contribution ($225 for members 40 and under) goes into the grants fund. The balance of your contribution goes toward the administrative costs incurred by our volunteer-run organization.

HOW MUCH OF MY ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

In most cases, 100% of your contribution is tax-deductible.

HOW LONG IS MY COMMITMENT WHEN I JOIN?

Your commitment is for one year and membership renews annually on your join date. You will be reminded by email beginning 4 weeks before your join date.

IN WHAT WAYS MAY I MAKE MY PAYMENT?

After submitting your online membership application, you will receive instructions regarding payment by credit/debit card or check. All payments are handled by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, of which we are a fund.

While we encourage credit/debit cards on line, checks can be made payable to “Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County” with memo line of “AAWGT Membership.” Mail checks to Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, 900 Bestgate Road, Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 21401. Credit/debit card payments can be made online via the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County’s website HERE. When you check out, you will be asked to consider adding the credit card processing fee to your donation. This extra contribution will cover fees charged to AAWGT.

ARE THERE OTHER MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS?

Members may also opt for a lifetime membership, which requires a lump sum payment (that may be paid over 3 years) of $12,000, plus the annual administrative expense fee of $75. You can learn more about this option by clicking on the Lifetime Membership button at right.                                              Lifetime Membership

CAN I VOTE ON GRANT RECIPIENTS?

If your membership is paid by May 1st, you are eligible to vote.

MAY MEMBERS BRING A GUEST TO A MEETING?

Most of our meetings are open to the public. Click HERE to view our Events page with meetings listed by month. Members bringing a guest should RSVP with the guest’s name and email. The May and November meetings are reserved only for members when AAWGT business is conducted.

WHAT IS MY TIME COMMITMENT AS A MEMBER?

You can scale your involvement to a level that is personally comfortable and meaningful. Do a little, or do a lot! Members are encouraged, though not required, to participate in educational programs, participate on a committee, or support our grantees as individuals. Our committees include Grants, Post Grants Followup, Membership, Communications, Education, Website Management and Events Management. We also have a Racial Equity Study Group and a Book Group if you are interested.

IF I CAN’T MAKE A CONTRIBUTION OF $575 (OR $300 IF AGE 40 or under) IS THERE A ROLE FOR ME WITH AAWGT?

All are welcome to attend our six open meetings each year. In addition, we will graciously accept a donation of any amount to further our work. Tribute or memorial donations can be made to our Endowment or Grants Funds.

CAN I SPONSOR SOMEONE TO BECOME A MEMBER?

Yes! You are welcome to sponsor someone. Simply fill out the membership application with her information and pay her membership fee.

Questions? Contact our Membership Committee

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