Membership - Connecting with the Next Generation of Philanthropists

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | The BWGC

On April 18, a beautiful sunny spring evening, membership committee members Jill Eisner, Dorrie Fain, Dara Schnee, Leslie Tini, Lisa Vogel, and Jen Yeagle welcomed 40 young Baltimore area women to a social gathering at Dara’s home to introduce them to the Circle.

After enjoying an impressive array of appetizers and lively conversation, the hosts and other members shared personal stories of what motivated them to join the Circle and how much they enjoy the connections they have made.  Membership Co-Chairs Lisa Field and Suzanne Dagurt joined the conversation. Vivian Manekin, Circle Co-Chair, shared her thoughts on the power of philanthropy and the many opportunities that members have to learn about and support our communities through collective giving. 

The evening concluded with an optimistic sense that new connections had been made and that some of the guests will be our newest Circle members. As one attendee said the next day, "I had such a great time last night and left feeling inspired." A similar gathering is being planned in the fall at the home of Leslie Tini.  If you have people you would like to include on that Evite please email those names to Jennifer Yeagle at