MENOMINEE — The Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) of Marinette and Menominee Counties, a committee of the M&M Area Community Foundation, will award more than $11,000 in grants at their Annual Gathering and Grant Ceremony. The event which is open to the public and will be held Sept. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the main building at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, raffles, prizes and more. There is a $5 suggested donation per person at the door. This event is the Women’s Giving Circle annual fundraiser.

The Women’s Giving Circle began in 2008 when an anonymous donor made a gift to the Community Foundation to support women’s philanthropy. The Women’s Giving Circle Restricted Endowment is designated for the purpose of supporting projects and programs directly impacting women and girls in Marinette and Menominee Counties.

The theme of this year’s Annual Gathering is “Dress to the Nines.” The WGC invites attendees to wear their best dress attire and encourages them to bring a friend. The program will feature awarding of grants and a presentation of the sixth Queen Marinette Award. This award recognizes a woman who works toward creating a positive impact on the lives of women and girls and actively helps them achieve their personal and professional goals. 

To attend the event, contact the Community Foundation at 906-864-3599 or Giving Circle members may update their contact information by using the same phone number and email address.