WOMEN’S GIVING CIRCLE OF HARFORD COUNTY AWARDS $20,000 IN GRANTS TO NONPROFITS

Robin Keener, executive director of the Homecoming Project, Inc. (second left), receives a Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County grant from Tamara W. Zavislan, executive director of the Community Foundation of Harford County; Terri Garland, 2012-14 president of the Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County; and Laura Henninger, chair of the grants committee for the Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County. (Photo by Christine Sullivan)
Robin Keener, executive director of the Homecoming Project, Inc. (second left), receives a Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County grant from Tamara W. Zavislan, executive director of the Community Foundation of Harford County; Terri Garland, 2012-14 president of the Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County; and Laura Henninger, chair of the grants committee for the Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County. (Photo by Christine Sullivan)

 

Bel Air, Md., September 18, 2014 — The Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County has awarded eight grants totaling $20,000 to nonprofits in the county that assist women, children and families. Over the past four giving cycles, the Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County, with 133 members, has awarded more than $112,000 to nonprofits in the community.

The grants were presented to representatives of the nonprofits at a gathering at Harford Community College the morning of September 18.

The recipients of the most recent grants were Arrow Child & Family Ministries, $3,000, for The Arrow Center for Education, Fair Meadows; Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, $2,945, for the Equicizer Therapeutic Riding Program; Hidden Jewel, Inc., $3,000, for the Successful Parenting for Women Program; The Highlands School, $1,441, for its Pedal Magic Program; Homecoming Project, Inc., $3,000, for its aftercare relapse prevention counseling; Making a Difference: Truancy Education, $3,000, for the Truancy Diversion Program; SARC, $1,714, for its parenting group; and the Village at Lakeview Neighborhood Network, $1,900, for its After-School Meals Program.

“In four rounds of grants, the Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County has provided more than $112,000 to 25 nonprofits,” said Terri Garland, 2012-14 president of the organization. “Our members have shown what can happen when women come together to make a difference in our community. We are helping women, children and families today and in the future.”

The Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County, founded in 2010, is dedicated to engaging women of all generations in the power of community philanthropy to address the needs of women, children and families. The Giving Circle funds are held and managed by the Community Foundation of Harford County as a group donor-advised fund. 

                More information about the Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County may be found at cfharfordcounty.org/womens-giving-circle.

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