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September 30, 2011

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September 30, 2011

I am a volunteer with the organization this year but have been aware of them since attending the opening in June 2010. The work this organization does is phenomenal. It not only recognizes the contributions of exceptional Maryland women, but also salutes the contributions of every day sheroes. There is a great opportunity to learn the herstory in history and to fill in the gaps in history. What an amazing undertaking! This organization does it very well.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 29, 2011

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September 20, 2010

This organization is a very hard working group of people who have tried to bring the history of women in the state of Maryland to light for all to learn from. There have been amazing women who have d... more

September 29, 2011

I raised 4 children as a single working mother and always taught my children you need to understand history to understand who you are and where you are going. I have lived in Southern Maryland all my life and have learned so much about the contributions of so many amazing women that have made not only Maryland but our country and our World . If not for this organization these women and their stories would be lost to the future generations. But it is not just the women of the past that need to be shared and saved but the women of today day like Dr Nancy Grasmick. This is an

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 20, 2010

This organization is a very hard working group of people who have tried to bring the history of women in the state of Maryland to light for all to learn from. There have been amazing women who have done incredible things that have not always been famous but should have been. This Museum has given us the opportunity to shine a spotlight on them. There is a huge need in public schools today for children especially young ladies to learn they can do anything they want, their only limit is what they decide to make it. There are many educational opportunities with this Center.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learning things I didn't know about amazing women from Maryland.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 27, 2011

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September 27, 2011

In addition to being a comprehensive and only women's history museum of it's kind in Maryland, the Maryland Women's Heritage Center also offers wonderful doecent tours and programming which is specialized for groups of students, clubs, and ages of all kinds.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that I serve as a docent.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Build a building so that it can be bigger and accomodate more people.

September 27, 2011

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September 27, 2011

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is an outstanding non-profit, which serves as a museum honoring women in a wide range of fields, a showcase for the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, a home for an Unsung Heroines gallery, and also as a leadership center and gathering place to adress current issues related to women, families and communities. It provides important learning experiences in a welcoming environment for individuals of all ages and backgrounds,

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing and hearing visting organization members, school groups and both girls and boys and women and men express how much they learned about the contributions of women from diverse backgrounds . These learnings were followed by activities to identify and honor important role models in their lives.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage the expanding the size of the Center!

September 27, 2011

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September 27, 2011

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am till 4 pm at 39 W. Lexington St., Baltimore, MD.

Though the site is small it is packed with wonderful exhibits that tell the stories of Maryland Women, some notable, some unsung heroines who are not in our
history books. The first exhibit is the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, which currently, tells the stories of 60 of the 136 Maryland Women who have been inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame. Two rotating exhibits, which in November will tell the story of Maryland Women involved in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math will be on display. One is a time line of women who were the first in the field and the other is the Women of NASA.

I was able to get a sneak peek of these two incoming exhibits and they are fantastic. The Women of NASA tells three important elements for visitors to see and understand. 1. NASA does really cool stuff. 2. That there is more to NASA than space exploration. 3. Women of all ages and cultural backgrounds who have a variety of talents and skills work at NASA in science related jobs.

I am really excited about this upcoming exhibit and hope lots of people come, see, and learn about all the fantastic things Maryland women have accomplished.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the Maryland Women's Heritage Center really grow in the past year. It is a place that is welcoming and let's women learn about the struggles of other women past and present. It is also a place where they too can share their stories providing inspiration for other visitors.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing! It is still in its learning and growing stage. It is improving weekly. It is a place that I am proud to say I am a part of in founding.

September 27, 2011
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1 previous review
September 23, 2010

It is so critical that women and girls see themselves in the workforce and careers that economically support themselves and often their families as well as contribute to a global economy in their care... more

September 27, 2011
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During this past year, we have especially focused on on-going programs, development of the STEM Timeline as well as donor development. We were fortunate to have secured 2 mini grants to support the Time Line from the MD Space Business Roundtable and the MidAtlantic Collarative for Girls. Additionally, the Women of Goddard Space Flight Center have been an incredible partner in providing in kind contributions to our STEM related displays and programs. All who visit the center, its website and programs continue to rave what a gem it is!!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Selected for the mini grants from our efforts and the STEM programs; gaining new partners; increased collaboration with others who share the same mission, etc.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expanding futher the community knowlege of the Heritage Center and expansion of the donor base to include more corporate sponsors as well....

September 23, 2010

It is so critical that women and girls see themselves in the workforce and careers that economically support themselves and often their families as well as contribute to a global economy in their career pathway. One career development strategy is for everyone to know the vast roles that women play and their contributions in society. The WCG and the Hall of Fame demonstrate those missing contributions. We also know that STEM careers are critical to the economic growth in MD, so we also highlight careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The WHC promotes the full potential of women and girls in a holistic manner. We have also found so many unsung heroines!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When the temporary home was opened it was through the "funding, sweat & tears" of so many people volunteering their time and giving their money, frequently in smaller donations in addition to some of the larger ones. How can we measure the value of that?

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 30, 2010

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September 30, 2010

It has been my pleasure and privilege to work with Linda Shevitz and Jill Moss Greenberg for over 30 years in promoting multicultural women's history. They are both extraordinary educational leaders and have done essential work in ensuring that the stories of all women will be told. Their pioneering work in creating women's history student essay contests for Maryland's school children has encouraged generations of students to discover the courage, determination, and strength of women in their own families, their own communities, as well as throughout the nation. As outstanding educators in the field of multicultural women's history they have encouraged educators, historians, and librarians to expand the focus of their curriculum and research. Few others have had such an impact on multicultural women's history from pre-school to graduate studies. Their ability to generate so much with such limited financial support is a model for the rest of the nation. The countless awards received from administrators, colleagues, and public officials testify to their extraordinary dedication, which has provided inspiration, motivation and resources to so many Their visionary work can be seen in what they have already established as the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. This Center not only provides the opportunity to learn about the exemplary contributions of Maryland women, but also offers the inspiration to discover family and community history and the strength that comes from knowing this history.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My recent visit to the Maryland Women's Heritage Center reinforced all that I have known about Linda Shevitz and Jill Moss Greenberg. The learning environment of the Center is obvious. It is truly a remarkable tribute to women and their history.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would help them look for potential large donors to help ensure the success of the Center.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their positive, upbeat commitment to making women's lives visible.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Their staff and volunteers are an extraordinary group of dedicated individuals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

In addition to buying a larger space, the Center could develop on-line educational programs that could bring the Center into the classroom of Maryland's students.

Ways to make it better...

If I had more time help with rheir work.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The same problem that faces most non-profits, fundraising the necessary resources to continue and expand their work.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This organization is a stellar model for every state.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 27, 2010

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September 27, 2010

Every exhibit at The Maryland Women's Heritage is educational; regardess of gender or age. The 'Unsung Heroines' exhibit is unique as a means to honor our mother's, grandmother's, friends, collegues and sister's who may not have won awards or noted in books, but have made an important contributions to the community. Reading the personal entries, included in the exhibit, and seeing the expressions of joy and pride of those who contributed, reinforced my belief that the Women's Heritage Museum powerfully fosters the impetus to create positive change in our communites.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Serving as a docent and observing the positive reactions of visitors to the Center. One typical comment was as follows: 'I never knew women played such a prominent role even before Maryland was a state!'

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 24, 2010

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September 24, 2010

The MWHC is a resource for women of all ages to learn about the power and strength of women,the remarkable accompolishments of women in spite of multiple obstacles in their way. This center will encourage girls and women to take risks, to aspire to their highest ideals and goals in a very suppotive and nurturing environment. The staff is volunteer, day and evening, and special sessions are scheduled to accomodate the needs of various groups. Most of all, the forgotten or never before brought to light successes of women in unique roles and businesses will serve as an inspiration for others. This center is like no other in the state, and probably not in the US.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

various meetings and sessions which they have initiated.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

friendship and comraderie

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all supportive, actively engaged and most helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Inform all school girls as to their opportunities, mentor those who need support, help women assume their political responsibilities, aspire to politial office, recognize the impact and effect of volunteerism and social justice.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 20, 2010

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September 20, 2010

The center does out reach to everyone, it is the one place where women are recogized for what they do. From the young to the oldest among us. They provide classes, tours, education and more education. Under their direction young women learn that there are no limits to what they can do. Every women is respected for what they do, every accomplishment is valued. The Center is completely run by volunteers. So, along with every thing else they do,the center teaches leadership. The outreach to all is outstanding everyone who enters the Center comes away uplifed by the displays, the art work of women aand the many student exhabits. No other organization does what the Center does to provide support for women.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the excitment in women's faces, the understanding in the faces of young students when they see what women have done in the past and present and than can talk about what they themselves can accomplish. The outreach programs are very effective.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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