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CFAAC giving circles encourage members to participate in philanthropy through grantmaking, education, advocacy and community-based activities.

Each circle is made up of a group of individuals who donate their own money or time to a pooled fund, decide together where to give those funds and, in doing so, seek to increase awareness of, and engagement in, the issues covered by the nonprofits or community project.

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT)

In 2006, 15 visionary women focused their energy, talents, passions, and thinking around an idea of “collective philanthropy” that could improve the lives of women and families in Anne Arundel County. Today AAWGT, a women’s giving circle, is over 200 members strong and has given nearly $800,000 in grants to local nonprofits over the past 10 years.

NEW Giving Circle Planning Underway

The NextGen Giving Circle is evolving to become a multi-generational, county-wide giving circle. We still intend to make a positive impact on small, local nonprofits through annual grants to organizations in need. Please join us!  Workgroups are forming and we are on track to launch the NEW Giving Circle in Spring 2018. With your help, we may launch sooner. Feel free to join one or more Workgroups below by contacting the Lead directly:

·        Mission/Vision: Allyson Murray (

·        Governance: Kyle Murray (

·        Membership: Ashley Bauer (

·        Events/Sponsorship: Stephen Holt (

If you have questions, please contact Melissa Curtin at or 410.280.1102.