Every year we host events for our members, grantees and donors.
Please see a list of our upcoming events below.
Exact date to be announced.
5:30pm - 7:30pm
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 hear the Treasurer's report, the Membership report, and elect officers for the coming year. Grantees attend to accept their checks and tell the group about their programs. The energy of women helping other women through philanthropy and fellowship is inspiring!
For the incredible ninth time since we began having a reception in 2006, sujo Offield was our host for 2020. Because of the pandemic, it was held both in person with Covid precautions, and was zoomed. Some speakers presented from their homes or offices, others from sujo's.
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
Exact dates to be announced
Time to be announced
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 meetings in May (either Zoom or in person) to discuss the applications.
In 2020 we had $70,000 to invest in projects that meet our mission. That brought our total granted to over $500,000!
The 2021 Grant Co-Chair is Jean Van Dam. She will be sending an email inviting the members to serve early in 2021. You can be on the committee by replying to that email or writing to her at
Executive Committee Meetings
January 11, 2021
March 8, 2021
May 10, 2021
July 12, 2021
September 13, 2021
November 8, 2021
4:00 PM Eastern
Executive Committee meetings are held via Zoom the second Monday of every other month at 4:00 PM Eastern unless announced otherwise. All members are encouraged to join in and participate in the governance of our Circle.
Women's History Month - March, 2021
9:30 - 5:30
Between the Covers of Harbor Springs has 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 will also be including 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!