Are you a woman looking to get involved in your community?

United Way of Greater Greensboro has two Leadership groups offering unique philanthropic and networking opportunities. Our Women United members offer their unique talents and generosity to the causes of the greater Greensboro community.

Women United (WU) is about women helping women.

It’s comprised of caring citizens who contribute $1,000 or more annually to advance the work of United Way of Greater Greensboro. WU members are community leaders who empower, educate, and elevate women to become powerful philanthropists through their time, talent and financial resources. WUmembers work together to help women and families in our community succeed. They meet other women leaders from diverse backgrounds, volunteer, and have fun while they LIVE UNITED.

Tocqueville Women’s Leadership (TWL) members make an annual contribution of $10,000 or more that is undesignated, or given in support of a United Way focus area or strategic initiative. In 1999, 40 women in Greensboro joined together to create the first Tocqueville Women’s Leadership group in the nation. This group received national acclaim and was celebrated by the Wall Street Journal. In 2005, Tocqueville Women’s Leadership launched the Thriving at 3 initiative.

Together, Women United and Tocqueville Women’s Leadership are a group of women united to empower and strengthen families to succeed.


Helping women and families in our community succeed 
Women United has been instrumental in empowering women in our community to overcome challenges and barriers to succeed. The group addresses issues including hunger, education, early childhood development, ending the cycle of abuse, teen pregnancy, housing, career and life skills and beyond.

Women in Philanthropy Luncheon
Led by Women United, United Way’s annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon convenes multi-generational women from across our community to learn together, connect with one another, and be inspired while supporting the work of United Way.

Handbags for Hope Auction
Hosted by Women United, this annual celebration of fashion and compassion raises funds and awareness for the work of United Way. Hundreds of women gather their girlfriends for this energetic live auction of beautiful designer handbags–a fun, fashionable evening, all for a great cause.


Be a Community Impact Leader
Be a community impact leader in a collective force of caring citizens who use their time, resources, and voice to address our community’s most critical issues and work with United Way to help families succeed.

Be Recognized as a Leadership Donor
Receive philanthropic recognition as a United Way Leadership Donor.

Lead Change
Gain access to WU leadership opportunities to make a true, meaningful difference in the lives of those in need.

Network with Community Leaders
Receive special invitations to WU events and receive early ticket access to select United Way general events.

Be a Hero
Through coordinated volunteer and mentoring opportunities, be a positive role model for women, children and youth.

Strengthen Greensboro
Focus your time, energy and passion with United Way to achieve common goals, lead initiatives and drive change to strengthen our community with service to those in need.


For more information about the Women United, please contact Julie Longmire Dauray at 336-378-5023.


Women are important philanthropic leaders. 

Thanks to the meaningful partnership of BB&T Corporation and United Way, we are thrilled to offer the Women United Partnership Grant to empower emerging women leaders to invest in community impact.

Community impact is the change that improves lives across our diverse community through the prioritization of needs in Education, Income, and Health.

Year Your Gift BB&T Match Your Recognition
2014 $500 $500 $1,000
2015 $750 $250 $1,000
2016 $1,000 $0 $1,000

Leadership Has Benefits

  • Community Impact Leader
  • Invitation to BB&T/United Way women’s only networking event
  • Highlighted as a BB&T Partnership Grant Recipient as part of United Way’s annual recognition of donors
  • Status as a United Way Women United member in year one
  • Invitation to United Way Women United events before the general public
  • Caring Club Card
  • Concierge volunteer coordination
  • Leadership donor special access
  • Engagement group participation to identify relevant cause for investment

To participate in the Women United Council Partnership Grant,

contact our Resource Development staff at 336-378-6600 and let us know you’d like to opt-in today.