Giving & Investing

How to Get Involved Throughout the Year

BWGC Grantees PitchDayWe want our members to have options for how they want to be involved. Different times of the year may be better than others to invest, connect, and inspire.
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All members are invited to join in our annual kickoff meeting where we get to know each other, celebrate 2021, and look forward to 2022.

2022 Annual Kickoff

January 13, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Please join us as we celebrate accomplishments in 2021 and kickoff 2022. This is an opportunity to meet the incoming Steering Committee while learning more about how we can continue to impact our region for years to come.

Agenda:
  • Recognition & celebration of this year's grantees and members
  • Introduction to Elizabeth Hughes, Senior Director, Insight Region at Community Foundation for Northern Virginia - she will share the latest research on what parts of our region need the most help as well as discuss our research plan for BWGC
  • Meet committee Chairs and Co-Chairs as they explain the work of their teams and find the one that entices you to contribute your time and ideas.
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View a slideshow of photos from Business Women's Giving Circle events.

Annual Calendar What to Expect
January We have our annual planning meeting, where members can meet the incoming Steering Committee and learn about ways to engage throughout the year.
February We have our Annual Grantee Celebration where members can meet our grantees and learn about how they make an impact. Members also can meet new members and build relationships with the BWGC community.
March We host pop-up events as possible with our members throughout the year.
April We host a STEM focused education event to provide BWGC members a window into the STEM landscape for girls and young women.
May & June We have our membership drive and focus on sharing the impact we have made to date at a BWGC event.
July - September We nominate members for Steering Committee positions. We hold our annual planning meeting.

The Grants Committee reviews applicants and selects the grantee semi-finalists.
October Semi-Finalists present at Shark Tank where members can hear their pitches and vote on finalists and determine grant amounts.
Holiday Pop Up event for members and grantees.
November Semi-Finalists present at Shark Tank where members can hear their pitches and vote on finalists and determine grant amounts.
Holiday Pop Up event for members and grantees.
December The slate of Finalists is voted on by all members and shared with the applicants. The Finalists are announced via a press release.

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Please contact Sari Raskin, Vice President of Grants and Community Leadership.
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Contact the BWGC Volunteer-led Steering Committee
with questions about engaging with this group.
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