The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County was honored by the Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission and the Howard County Office of Human Rights & Equity as the recipient of the “Living the Dream” Organizational Award for its “steadfast commitment to preserving and promoting the teachings and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in its work and service.”
The annual “Living the Dream” Award recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations (community, civic or religious) that promote the teachings and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through community involvement in Howard County. The award was accepted by WGC Advisory Board Chair, Barb Van Winkle, as part of the weekend’s celebration of the life and legacy of the great civil rights leader.
“The Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebration is about recognizing how Dr. King’s dream lives on in the service of our community leaders and the vision of our students. This year’s winners are an excellent example of this very thing,” OHRE Administrator Yolanda F. Sonnier said.
The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County is a community of philanthropists established to address the needs of women and girls in Howard County. The Women’s Giving Circle is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2022. The WGC is one of the largest and most active funds at the Community Foundation of Howard County. The Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission was established to encourage and coordinate activities and ceremonies throughout Howard County to honor the birthday, ideals and legacy of Dr. King.