Women’s Giving Circle Fund

Womens-Giving-Circle-webThe Women’s Giving Circle launched in 2003 as a way to encourage women to become more involved philanthropically in Washington County. It provides a unique opportunity for donors to join together, contributing as little as a dollar a day ($365 a year), to promote and support programs and organizations that enable and empower women. One half of all yearly contributions go to work immediately through the granting process. The other half is secured in the endowment fund to ensure growth and perpetuity.

By partnering with over 20 organizations, we have improved the quality of life for women and their families in Washington County by ensuring:WGC_Final-Logo_2016

  • Girls with incarcerated loved ones receive support.
  • Women entering the workforce obtain professional attire.
  • Homeless women sleep peacefully at a local shelter.
  • GED and English language classes are funded.
  • Transitional housing needs for women and their families are provided.
  • STEM summer camps are accessible for girls from low income families.

“The Women’s Giving Circle funding has provided opportunities, experiences and programs for girls that focus on the development of the “whole” girl; not just intellect but the development of each girl’s emotional, physical, social and artistic potential….and for that, we are so grateful!” said Maureen Grove, executive director for Girls Inc. of Washington County.

Calendar of Events

October 3rd: Empowering Women to Make Effective Health Care Decisions
Mark your calendars now for a special event at Big Cork Vineyards! Join us for an exciting evening with nationally recognized speaker and our very own, Dr. Brooke Buckley, vice president and chief medical officer at Meritus Medical Center.

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Please contact Chairperson Karen Coyne at womensgivingcirclewashco@gmail.com.