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

  • Luncheon: March 30 at Airport Inn 11:30-1pm/Pennsylvania Room
  • Junior Member Event March 31: 3-5pm at Girls, Inc.
    Purpose is to discuss importance of giving back, role of donors, board etc
  • Washington County Gives: May 2
    WGC Members will be serving as “Guest Bartenders” at Elements Restaurant 4:30-6:30 PM   (Elements will donate 10% of drinks sold plus all tips towards our “Washington County Gives” Goals.)

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming luncheon events!

  • Thursday, June 29, 11:30—luncheon at Airport Inn
  • Thursday, September 28, 11:30—luncheon at Airport Inn
  • Thursday, November 16, 11:30—luncheon at Airport Inn

For more information about the Women’s Giving Circle, please contact Chairperson Karen Coyne at womensgivingcirclewashco@gmail.com or Like Us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/The-Womens-Giving-Circle-of-Washington-County-1124891860897187/?hc_ref=SEARCH