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Women United

Mobilizing the Power of Women to Advance the Common Good  



Celebrate the power of women to transform our community at Women United's first Power of the Purse luncheon. This unique event offers people from all walks of life the opportunity to network, discuss Women United's impact and goals, and support Racine county women and children through the Brighter Future Fund by bidding in a silent auction.

Strolling lunch, networking, and a silent auction. Items will include authentic Coach, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade purses, jewelry, beauty products, gift cards, and more. Pamel Handrow from Bethany Apartments, one of the Brighter Future Fund's grant recipients, will speak.

May 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
11:30 - Lunch, network, and shop
12:00 - Speakers
12:30 - Auction wrap-up

Preservation Hall
740 Lake Avenue
Racine, WI 53403

Reserve your spot now ($15/person).


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.

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.

2017 Grant Recipients

  • SAFE Haven of Racine, Inc. - Girls Inc. of SE WI
  • Preemie Power of Wisconsin, Inc.
  • First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship
  • Bethany Apartments
  • Youth for Christ


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.


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. Join Women United® with a minimum annual gift of $1,000 or more to United Way of Racine County. 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. 

Special thank you to our Inaugural Founding Members:

  • Lisa Glover
  • Peggy Kelsey
  • Sandy Kontra

Special thank you to Executive Committee Members:

  • Laura Matter - Chair
  • Bridget Shirley
  • Gina Sorenson

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