Background and History

When 52 women with a shared vision of what our region could be started the Giving Circle in 2001, little did they imagine that, by word of mouth, the Circle would soon grow to more than 450 members.

Each member represents a link in an ever-growing chain that enables the Circle to do collectively what none of us could achieve individually. Together, we have invested more than $5.3 million in organizations that focus on promoting self-sufficiency for women and their families in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.


Our Mission

The BWGC is committed to empowering women and their families across Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Read our full mission statement here!

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Our Values

Our values are principles, shared by our members, that define the way we work collectively to fulfill our mission.

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Circle Leadership

Dynamic leadership teams empower and support our work. Together, the Circle grows in depth and breadth as we carry out our mission through our committees.

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How We Work

The BWGC is a member-driven organization deriving its strength from effectively integrating the talents, expertise & energies of its dynamic & diverse members.

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