Gwinnett Giving Girls

Did you know, according to the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, women are more likely to engage in collaborative giving via a giving circle? It’s a great way to join together and make a greater community impact.

In 2017, a group of generous women gathered and formed a giving circle known as the Gwinnett Giving Girls. Led by Jerri Hewett Miller and Margaret Bugbee, these women are already making an impact on our community and have raised grant money for several worthy nonprofits!

If you haven’t heard of the term, a giving circle is when “individuals come together and pool their dollars, decide together where to give the money (and other resources such as volunteer time), and learn together about their community and philanthropy”, according to the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.

“This is a group of dynamic women who get things done. The process of awarding grants is transparent, fair, and democratic. The minimum to join the circle ($250 annually), opens up the group to a range of women, a range of backgrounds, and a range of professional industries.”

– Swetha Gupta

More about the Gwinnett Giving Girls

Did you know women now control more than half of the wealth in the United States? It’s an unprecedented time in the history of women and philanthropy. This surge of empowered, philanthropically minded women started us thinking. Maybe we should create a giving circle?

Interested in learning more?  Contact Margaret Bugbee at or 770-813-3382.