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

Please see a list of our upcoming events below.

Annual Reception


Wednesday, June 21

5:30 - 7:00


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!

The 2023 reception was on Wednesday, June 21, 5495 Windward Passage,  Harbor Springs 49740.  

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



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 2023 we granted $72,000, bringing our total granted over the years to $749,702 invested in 154 projects. Go to the "Grants" page of this website to see details.


Jean Van Dam and Ali Hill were the 2023 Grants Committee Chairs. Serving on the committee were Connie Donovan, Donna Stine, Jan Mancinelli, Cynthia Donahey, Dibby Smith, Jessica Shaw Nolff, Mary Reilly, Mary Ann Moreno, Polly Hewitt, and Tia Penfold.    


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!


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