women & children in need
Giving Together is a giving circle – a group of like-minded, committed women who pool funds and volunteer time to help low-income women and children in the Washington, DC area. Our members make all decisions on the allocation of funds by means of a thorough grantmaking process.
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Giving Together held our first in-person event in over two years on May 11, 2022, when we gathered in the beautiful lobby of Bethesda’s Round House Theatre for our annual spring fundraiser. With fellow members and friends, we celebrated GT, met our 2021 grantees and raised funds for local refugee resettlement. And we all had a wonderful time doing it!
The fundraiser was a big success, with an amazing $12,000 raised from generous online and in-person-event donations to GT’s Emergency Fund.
At GT’s Annual Meeting on September 28, 2021, the members voted to award grants totaling $83,000 to five non-profits in Washington, DC and Montgomery County, MD. All the organizations selected for GT’s 2021 awards serve area women and children in need. The recipients in three categories are My Sister’s Place, ScholarCHIPS, the Safe Sisters Circle, Young Doctors DC and Mercy Health Clinic.
Giving Together has established a Racial Equity Working Group (REWG), with nearly one-quarter of our members volunteering to participate. This is the first step we are taking to implement a new mission statement goal — advancing racial equity and social justice — which our members adopted unanimously at the 2020 Annual Meeting.