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Women United

Mobilizing the Power of Women to Advance the Common Good  

 
 
 

WHAT IS UNITED WAY WOMEN UNITED®?

CREATED AND LED BY WOMEN. Women United® is a global force of nearly 70,000 women representing United Ways from across the country, all dedicated to effecting change in their local communities. United Way of Racine County’s Women United® supports United Way’s efforts to build an educated workforce. Members are mobilized and inspired to become powerful philanthropists.

HOW TO JOIN

Our members are united in their passion for community and giving back. Life-changing programs require funding, and we ask members to demonstrate their passion by making a personal financial commitment. Any United Way of Racine County donor who gives a minimum annual gift of $1,000 or more is qualified to join; to finalize your membership, just fill out this brief form
 
We also offer membership at a reduced/tiered cost: first year - $500; second year - $750; third year - $1,000. 
 
Contributions can be made by check, credit card, monthly bank transfer, or payroll deduction. Memberships are for a 12-month period from the date of the pledge. 

Brighter future fund

Through the creation of the Brighter Future Fund, Women United® shows its commitment to supporting United Way of Racine County’s goal of building an educated workforce. This fund, which is separate from United Way’s Community Campaign, offers grant opportunities to programs aiding the development of today and tomorrow’s workforces, with a focus on women and children. Annual grants are available to programs that support family financial stability, school readiness, and on-time graduation. Grant recipients are determined by the Women United® executive committee.

2018 Grant Recipients

  • SAFE Haven of Racine, Inc. - Girls Inc. of SE WI
  • Women's Resource Center
  • Youth for Christ
  • Racine Family YMCA
  • Catherine Marian Housing
  • Faith Hope & Love, Inc
  • Higher Expectations

POWER OF THE PURSE

Women United's first Power of the Purse luncheon was a great success. Thanks to our generous guests, we raised over $5,300 for the Brighter Future Fund. With your help, we hope to make the event bigger and better next year. We need new purses and funding to offer great auction items, so if you are interested in donating, please fill out the following form.

Donate Purses or Cash to Power of the Purse

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

As a Women United® member, you will share your time and talents with an amazing group of women who not only want to see positive change in the community – they want to create it.

  • Be part of a local group of women dedicated to supporting each other and the community.
  • Receive exclusive invites to special events, including fundraising and volunteer opportunities.
  • Be part of a nationally recognized group of dedicated female philanthropists.
  • Learn about the real needs and issues affecting our community.
  • Be listed in United Way publications and online.
  • Gifts qualify for a charitable tax deduction.

Special thank you to our Inaugural Founding Members:

  • Lisa Glover
  • Peggy Kelsey
  • Sandy Kontra

Special thank you to Executive Committee Members:

  • Laura Matter - Chair
  • Ashley Conley
  • Francesca DeGlopper
  • Gina Sorenson
  • Ashley Staeck

For more information, please contact Tracie Feest at 262-898-2242.