BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Participation in an organization that empowers women
Input in the organization's annual goals and grant criteria
Invitation to the Circle's Annual Meeting and other special programs
Network opportunities with people with shared values
Eligibility for membership in the Leadership Circle and standing committees of the Circle
BECOME A MEMBER
While contributions to The Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County are accepted in any amount, membership involves a $3,000 pledge, normally completed with donations of $1000/year for three consecutive years. A special pledge opportunity is offered to members who join the Giving Circle before the age of 35, allowing them to pledge $3,000 as six $500 annual payments.
Junior memberships may be initiated with a one-time donation of $500 for girls and young women under the age of 21. Junior members converting to a full adult membership by the age of 25 may apply their $500 junior membership payment to their adult pledge.
If you are interested in joining the Women's Giving Circle and would like to learn more about membership, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to talk to you.
If you are ready to become a new member:
2. Complete your initial payment. Payments may be made online using the Submit Membership Payment button below or mailed to the Community Foundation.
Membership levels are based on the cumulative lifetime donation. We encourage all members who have met their initial pledge obligations to continue giving each year.
Red Diamond: $20,000 or more
Pink Diamond: $10,000 - $19,999
Diamond: $5,000 - $9,999
Emerald: $3,001 - $4,999
Sapphire: $1,000 - $3,000
Online membership payments and other donations are processed through the Community Foundation of Frederick County.
Members are encouraged to continue giving when their initial three-year pledge is completed. Pledge renewals can be submitted using the form below, or by downloading and mailing the pledge renewal form.
Donations may be submitted by check to:
The Community Foundation of Frederick County
312 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
please indicate the Women's Giving Circle on the memo line of your check
To set up a recurring payment plan (monthly/quarterly) or for more information on other payment options, contact the Community Foundation at 301-695-7660.
The Women’s Giving Circle is extremely grateful to the individuals, businesses, and organizations who wish to support our grant program through marketing relationships and fundraising events. To ensure that we associate ourselves with events and organizations that reflect well on the Circle and are transparent to our supporters, we require pre-approval based on the criteria and guidelines set out in our Cause Marketing and Third-Party Fundraising Guidelines.
If you would like to raise funds for the Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County, please review the guidelines and apply at least 45 days prior to your event.