The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County

#Giving Tuesday – 11.28.2017

  What if we all came together and gave on one day? We can! For most of us, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the “unofficial” start to the holiday shopping season. This year, let’s make Giving Tuesday the official start of the giving season! Consider showing your support for the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard…

WGC in the News

WGC in the News

  Sep 28. 2017 Our thanks to The Baltimore Sun and the Columbia Flier for shining a spotlight on our Annual Celebration on Oct. 10 and the incredible work Paola Gianturco has done for women and girls. Paola will be joining us on Oct. 10 to discuss her most recent book “Wonder Girls: Changing the…

2017 Annual Celebration

2017 Annual Celebration

  The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County held it’s Annual Celebration on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Attendees:   Received an overview of the highlights from 2016 – 2017 Heard testimonials from those who have benefited from WGC Discovered how WGC plans to encourage philanthropy in the coming years Keynote Speaker: Author, Paola Gianturco Paola discussed her…

The Changemaker Challenge

The Changemaker Challenge

The Horizon Foundation and United Way of Central Maryland are looking for innovative and fresh ideas to help address some of Howard County’s most pressing social issues. The challenge: Individuals, teams and nonprofit organizations will deliver an idea that could impact local health, the environment, social justice, children, teens, older adults or any other issues.…

JA Rising Women

Howard County High School Students to Compete at 2017 Junior Achievement National Student Leader Summit Local group of teen entrepreneurs will go head-to-head against 14 other teams in Washington, D.C., next month Owings Mills, MD, June 1, 2017 – Junior Achievement of Central Maryland Inc. (JA), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young people to…

Women’ Giving Circle receives $20,000 for JA Rising Women program

COLUMBIA, Md.—The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County, which raises and distributes funds supporting women and girls, received a $20,000 donation from husband-and-wife Columbia-residents Bob and Bach Jeffrey to support Junior Achievement of Central Maryland’s Rising Women program, which connects high school girls with mentors who help them with entrepreneurship projects. “Years ago, Bach had…

Deadline Extended: Journey Applications Open for Summer 2017

Maryland Leadership Workshop has extended the registration deadline for the 2017 Journey Camp until June 5, 2017. — Applications are now being accepted for the Journey summer camp program for rising 8th and 9th grade girls in Howard County.  Visit the Journey page to find out more information on how to apply.  Journey is partially funded by…

The Business Monthly Spotlights JA Rising Program

The Junior Achievement Rising Program funded by a grant from the Women’s Giving Circle was featured in The Business Monthly on December 15, 2016.  In 2015, the WGC announced a multi-year grant to JA totaling $80,000. The year-long, out-of-school leadership initiative takes a cohort of young women, in grades eight through twelve, through the hands-on…

Journey Tea Honorees 2016

As they have in past years, delegates who attended Journey 2016, the summer camp for middle school girls founded by the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County, will host a tea to honor five local female leaders in Howard County. This year’s honorees include Courtney Watson, Mamie Perkins, Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Judge Lenore Gelfman, and Mae Beale. The…

Journey 2016

Journey 2016

This July, twenty-seven young women went on an amazing journey of self discovery at the Journey Camp for middle school girls. The girls attended workshops with topics such as leadership development, empowerment, decision making and more. The program is held at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. We’d like to congratulate each and every participant for taking part in…