Several hundred people attended the Women’s Giving Circle annual tea at the Visitation Academy. Since 2007, the Women’s Giving Circle has helped fund more than 24 Frederick County programs that help improve the lives of women in need with a total of $930,000 in grants. There is also a $630,000 endowment with the Community Foundation. Visitors are welcome to come to the next luncheon on Sept. 15. For details, email [email protected] by Sept. 9. Members of the grants committee, from left, are Nancy Roblin; Sharon Kuebbing; Rachel Mandel; Pat Brand; Sharon Riser, grants chairwoman; Julane Anderson; Jeanette Eleff; Linda Ryan; and Renee Lopez.