Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County

Founded in 2006, the Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County cultivates philanthropy among women in the Frederick, Maryland area. Through the power of collective giving, we pool our members' monetary contributions to support local nonprofits serving the needs of women. 

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The Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County provides opportunities for donors to promote and support programs that enable and empower women in challenging situations to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of those for whom they are responsible.

Doing more - together

Giving back starts with an idea and gains momentum with enthusiastic member participation. Together we have a much bigger impact on organizations that support women's efforts to become self-sufficient. Our members share the understanding that encouragement and financial assistance are compelling factors in restoring stability and hope.

awarded since 2006


The Women's Giving Circle grant committee evaluates applications and awards grants to community organizations that support women and their dependents on an annual grant cycle.


AND Growing


Members of the Women's Giving Circle commit to an annual pledge of $1000 for three consecutive years, and are encouraged to continue giving once the initial commitment is completed.


Awarded since 2006


The Frederick Community is fortunate to have a large number of effective nonprofit organizations that benefit women. By pooling resources, the Women's Giving Circle members are able to maximize the impact of their donations.

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Thank you to our 2022 annual sponsor, Woodsboro Bank

Thank you to our 2022 event sponsors:

Stauffer Funeral Home, Sylvana Institute, Advanced Implants and Periodontics, and Steve Heine/Greg Light/Tom Lynch/Jim Reinsch 

We are currently signing on event sponsors for 2023 and 2024

For more information, contact our vice-chair, Betsy Pakenas, at betsy.pakenas@frederickwgc.org