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Photos: Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County celebrates 10 years

The Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County celebrated its 10th anniversary with a festive reception and dinner Oct. 19 at the Vandiver Inn.

Postponed a year because of the pandemic, the 10th anniversary celebration recognized the philanthropic efforts of the 100 members, who collectively over the years have donated nearly $450,000 to nonprofits supporting women, children and families in Harford County.

Founded in 2010, the Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County is dedicated to engaging women of all generations in the power of community philanthropy to address the needs of women and families. 

At the 10th anniversary celebration, founders Jayne Klein and Marlene Lieb described the founding of the Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County. In addition to Klein and Lieb, the founding members were Kathy Beck, Susie Bowser, Drew Cook, Julie Cox, Jodi Davis, Terri Garland, Pat Hogan, Jane Howe, Gretta McGill, Tamera Rush, Terry Troy, Kim Wagner, Debi Williams and Orsia Young.

Over the past 11 years, the Women’s Giving Circle has awarded 133 grants to 55 nonprofits in Harford County, totaling $445,582.86.

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WJZ-TV traffic reporter Kristy Breslin, center, joins Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County founders Jayne Klein, left, and Marlene Lieb at the organization’s 10th anniversary celebration Oct. 19 at the Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace. (Photo by Jim Lockard Photography)

 

Among those on hand to celebrate the Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County’s 10th anniversary Oct. 19 at the Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace are, standing, Terri Garland, Julie Cox, Kim Wagner, Jayne Klein, Marlene Lieb, Jodi Davis, Tami Zavislan, Pat Hogan, Jane Howe, Kathy Beck and Tamera Rush. Seated are Debi Williams, Susie Bowser and Terry Troy. (Photo by Jim Lockard Photography)

 

Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County member April Ishak talks with Donna Kreis, chair, during the 10th anniversary celebration at the Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace. (Photo by Jim Lockard Photography)

 

At the anniversary celebration, Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County Grant Committee co-chair Sarah Ortiz-Brown, center, presents a grant award to SARC CEO Luisa Caiazzo and Tamera Rush, a SARC board member and founding member of the Women’s Giving Circle. (Photo by Jim Lockard Photography)

Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County Grant Committee Co-Chair Sara Burley, left, presents a grant award to Derek DeWitt, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford & Cecil Counties, and Sheryl Davis Kohl, president of the board of directors. (Photo by Jim Lockard Photography)