Women's Giving Circle of Howard County Annual Meeting Slideshow

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Women's Giving Circle of Howard County Annual Meeting Slideshow

  1. 1. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County 2009 Annual Meeting & Social March 18, 2009
  2. 2. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org 2008 Highlights and Accomplishments
  3. 3. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org WGC Expands Philanthropy and Increases Giving by Local Women • The Response Network raised over $4,800 to help 8 women and their children • The WGC Circle Team participated in the Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, raising over $7,000
  4. 4. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org Thank you to our generous sponsors…
  5. 5. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org WGC Continues to Build a Permanent Endowment Fund • In 2008 we had 594 total donors, 54 new to the WGC • Our gifts and pledges totaled $720,534
  6. 6. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org Thank you to our generous sponsors…
  7. 7. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org WGC Works to Increase the Life Skills of Women and Girls • Journey 2008 helped 54 diverse girls build leadership and interpersonal skills • Journey Continues concluded with an awards banquet honoring women in the community
  8. 8. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org Thank you to our generous sponsors… Capture the twinkle in their eye!
  9. 9. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org WGC Works to Increase the Life Skills of Women and Girls • WGC financial support provided for two Leadership U applicants • WGC’s Girl Power, a (STEM) career expo, attracted 375 middle and high school girls and parents, and over 500 in 2009
  10. 10. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org Thank you to our generous sponsors…
  11. 11. WGC Brought Past and Current Leaders Together to Continue to Learn and Share Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org
  12. 12. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org WGC Encourages the Healthy Development and Personal Authority of Young Girls • WGC partnered on How Do I Look: A Mother-Daughter Workshop addressed issues of body image • WGC partnered on Money Matters Club: Young Energetic Savvy provided personal financial education to young girls; in partnership with The Columbia Association
  13. 13. WGC Engaged Several Generations of Women and Their Families Women's philanthropy at work … womensgivingcircle.org
  14. 14. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org Thank you to our generous sponsors…
  15. 15. WGC Connected With and Learned From Other Giving Circles in MD Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org
  16. 16. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org WGC Raises the Awareness of Gender Disparities in our Community • The fourth annual Thanksgiving Dinner helped over 100 families in the Healthy Families Howard County program, which primarily serves young, single mothers.
  17. 17. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org WGC Raises the Awareness of Gender Disparities in our Community • The WGC Response Network raised almost $5,000 to assist 8 women and their families in crisis, who are being served by selected nonprofit organizations, with emergency funding.
  18. 18. WGC Continues to Attract Local, Regional and National Media Attention Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org "As Women's Incomes Rise, So Do Their Donations" Women, propelled by increased earning power and more financial independence, are becoming a recognized force in charitable giving. But it doesn’t take storied wealth to become a donor. Women like Linda Odum, a real estate agent in Columbia, MD, are pooling their money to make a difference - New York Times, November 11, 2008 Linda Odum, realtor and philanthropist at the sculpture symbol the "People Tree" in Columbia, Md. Photo: Linda Spillers for The New York Times
  19. 19. Thank you to our generous funder, The Horizon Foundation Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org
  20. 20. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org Thank you to our generous sponsors… BGM Builders Bach and Bob Jeffrey Lakeside Title Company Susan Rosenbaum Robin and David Steele
  21. 21. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org WGC Works to Sustain the WGC for Future Generations • In 2009, 9 new Advisory Board members were added, including the daughters of three founders • Advisory Board member orientation conducted to welcome 2008 incoming leadership
  22. 22. Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org WGC Works to Increase the Life Skills of Women and Girls • Assisted in the development of a women’s group at the North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center • Recruited a volunteer to run a multi-session financial literacy workshop for women in the group
  23. 23. WGC Developed Information and Resources for Donors and the Community Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org
  24. 24. WGC Donors Networked, Raised Money, Volunteered, Learned and Had Fun Together! Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org
  25. 25. Thank you to our charitable partner, The Columbia Foundation Women's philanthropy at work .... womensgivingcircle.org

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