Giving Circle membership is made up of generous women who have a passion for helping women and girls break the cycle of poverty and achieve their life goals. They also desire to become effective and informed philanthropists within their community, collaborating to achieve social change.

Current membership reflects a broad spectrum of women from our community. Members choose to be as involved as their time commitments allow, including committee work, attending the five annual membership events, or by simply contributing their money and knowing that they are making a difference.

Minimum contribution to join the Giving Circle is $1,050 a year, although many members contribute at higher levels. Regardless of contribution level, each member has equal voice in grant selection and Giving Circle decision-making. Contributions are due by December 31st of each year. The total contribution is tax deductible. One thousand dollars of each contribution goes directly to grants and $50 covers operational costs. Download a membership pledge form here.

Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren  and former RWGC co-chair Shirley King