Every year we host events for our members, grantees and donors.  

Please see a list of our upcoming events below.

Annual Reception


Wednesday June 15


Our annual meeting is the highlight of the year.  It's a party with several important functions.  Members have a chance to mingle and are encouraged to bring a friend who is interested in learning more about our Circle.  During a short business portion, we elect officers for the coming year.  Grantees tell the group about their programs.  The energy of women helping other women through philanthropy and fellowship is inspiring!


This year the reception was held at the Walloon Lake Farm of Chair Miriam Hollar. It was a beautiful summer evening in a beautiful setting. Go to the "News" page of this website to see photos.


All members receive an invitation in the mail.  If you are not yet a member and would like to attend, please contact us at


Grant Committee Meetings

2022 - completed


In March the Grant Committee Chair announces a call for grants and invites members to serve on the grant review committee.  In addition to each person reading and evaluating the applications on their own, there are two  Zoom meetings in May to discuss the applications.


In 2022 we granted $67,000, bringing our total granted over the years to $677,702 invested in 138 projects. Go to the "Grants" page of this website to see details.


Jean Van Dam will once again be serving as the 2023 Chair. Jean sends an email inviting the members to serve early in the new year.  You can be on the committee by replying to that email or writing to her at    


Executive Committee Meetings

As needed


Executive Committee meetings called several times a year and  are held via Zoom.  All members are encouraged to join in and participate in the governance of our Circle.


Women's History Month - March, 2021

March 2021


Between the Covers of Harbor Springs generously designated the Hestia Women's Giving Circle to be the recipient of a donation made for each book on women's history sold during March.

The bookstore is located at 106 E Main Street, Harbor Springs, and can be phoned at 231-526-6658.  See them on Facebook at

Owner Katie Capaldi and her team also included a copy of our latest newsletter and a Hestia business card with each of the women's history books.

Thank you Katie and Between the Covers!