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AAWGT: Over 10 years of making a difference in our community!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


We welcome women of all ages and backgrounds who want to join our mission to improve the lives of women and families in Anne Arundel County.  The only requirement is a contribution—one can join by completing and sending in a membership form and the annual contribution. 


This website has extensive information or contact our Membership Committee at membership@givingtogether.org.


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


$500 of your contribution ($250 for associate members) becomes part of the grant funds awarded in the year following your payment. The balance of your contribution goes toward the administrative costs incurred by our volunteer-run organization. 


Your commitment is for one year and membership renews  on a calendar basis. 


Members may join throughout the year. The renewal date is the anniversary date of originally becoming a member.


Please see the Join Us page.


Please contact our Membership and Outreach Committee Chair at membership@givingtogether.org

Member Meetings

There are monthly meetings, except in July, August and December. General meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of the month. See our Calendar of Events for details on our events and programs.


Yes! All AAWGT events are open to guests unless otherwise noted on our Program Calendar.  Please include your guest’s name when you RSVP and accompany your guest to the meeting. 

Governance and Committees

In addition to the fiduciary oversight provided by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, AAWGT is managed by an all-volunteer team of members who serve as Officers (President, Vice President/President Elect, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer) and Committee Chairs and Assistant Chairs of seven standing committees (see list below).  Together, these members comprise the Steering Committee of AAWGT.  Further governance details may be found in our Bylaws.


  • Governance
  • Grants
  • Education and Program
  • Leadership Development and Nominating
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Membership and Outreach
  • Post-Grants Evaluation


Contact information and descriptions of committees may be found here.


No. Everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that meets her needs.


Yes, but we recommend that you first carefully consider the time commitment of each.


Because committee meetings are for the purpose of conducting AAWGT committee and member business, they do not generally include guests.  However, prospective members are welcome and encouraged to attend a committee meeting at the invitation of an AAWGT member.


AAWGT members are involved in all aspects of the decision-making process associated with grants awarded by AAWGT.  A Reviewers Subcommittee reviews grant proposals received and recommendations are presented to the full membership for their final decisions.


The Request for Proposals (RFP) is typically sent out in early January, and grant applicant forums and reviewer training sessions are held in January;  grant applications are due in February.  The Grants Committee presents recommendations to the full membership at the May voting meeting and grants are awarded starting July 1.


AAWGT members can sign up to serve on the Reviewers Subcommittee of the Grants Committee by sending an email to grants@givingtogether.org.


AAWGT notifies potential organizations as well as posts notices in local newspapers and on this website.  The Grants Committee welcomes recommendations of prospective applicants delivering services in Anne Arundel County) from AAWGT members.  All information about applying for an AAWGT grant is updated in December for the following year’s grant cycle.

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