WOMEN UNITED

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

Women United members are community leaders who empower, educate, and elevate women to become powerful philanthropists through their time, talent and financial resources.

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. If you make your gift online, be sure to click “Women United” under the Engagement Group section.

FOCUS & INITIATIVES

Helping women and families in our community succeed 
WU 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.

Community Speaker Series
Hosted by WU every other year, United Way’s Community Speaker Series 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 WU, 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.

MEMBER BENEFITS

Be a Community Impact Leader
Share your ideas and build relationships with group members, United Way staff and community leaders in a variety of fun and meaningful settings.

Lead Change
Be a part of United Way’s movement to END poverty. You have an opportunity to support societal change and make history.

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

Be a Volunteer Hero
Participate in at least two Women United-exclusive volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

ENGAGE Events
Socialize and network twice annually with Women United and members of United Way’s African American and Young Leaders affinity groups.

Perks
Network with Community Leaders, receive special invitations and early ticket access to events. You’ll also receive a Caring Club Card that gets you special discounts from restaurants and businesses.

LEARN MORE & JOIN US

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

STORIES OF IMPACT

57 Local Youth Hired as a Result of Plus One Program

United Way of Greater Greensboro and the City of Greensboro partnered again this year to expand summer employment opportunities for local youth with the Plus One program. In its second year, 17 employers hired 57 local youth for summer employment. Research shows there are major benefits of summer employment including gaining work experience and supplementing […]

News & Record Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: The goal of this letter is to share facts surrounding the grant-making process for United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG). First, please allow me to provide some context. From 2014 to 2018, UWGG held collaborative discussions with nonprofits and community leaders. These conversations resulted in co-creating a more effective grant making model. Our […]

MeaningFULL Meals Helping Feed Children Over Summer Months

Greensboro, NC (July 3, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is mobilizing the community throughout July with its annual MeaningFULL meals program in partnership with BackPack Beginnings and The Volunteer Center of Greensboro. Six years ago, United Way and The Volunteer Center started MeaningFULL Meals, a nutrition project that seeks food donations to help feed school […]

Celebrating Success: Willie’s Story

“I’ve always had a lot of goals, but I didn’t have the support I needed to accomplish them. Now I have everything I need to change my life thanks to the Family Success Center.” Born and raised in Greensboro, Willie Tatum graduated from high school but struggled to find her footing soon after. Raising four […]

United Way Welcomes New Board Members

Greensboro, NC (June 14, 2019) – On June 12, at its annual meeting, United Way of Greater Greensboro announced new Board and Campaign Chairs and donors voted unanimously to welcome five new members to its board of directors. New board members include: Claudia Cannady, Community Leader Davida Martin, Community Leader Bill Morrisette, Morrisette Paper Company […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Announces Historic Milestone in Efforts to END Poverty

Greensboro, NC (June 7, 2019) – United Way is pleased to announce a historic milestone in its efforts toward ending poverty, as July will mark the first time all of United Way’s strategic partners have been selected through a new open funding process led by local volunteers. Over the past four years, United Way phased in this new community impact model with […]

United Way Day of Action Promotes Volunteerism in Greensboro

Greensboro, NC (May 2, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro, in partnership with The Volunteer Center of Greensboro and local community organizations, is promoting volunteerism on United Way’s Day of Action, June 21. On and around June 21, tens of thousands of people across the globe volunteer as part of United Way Worldwide’s Day […]

Mona Edwards to be Awarded with Blount Lifetime Achievement Award at United Way Community Speaker Series, May 20

Greensboro, NC (April 25, 2019) – On May 20, during United Way of Greater Greensboro’s annual community speaker series, Mona Edwards will be honored with the Gwendolyn and Dr. Alvin V. Blount Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. Mona Edwards has dedicated her professional career and life to helping others achieve personal greatness. Edwards is currently the […]

United Way Young Leaders hosting Brunch & Bubbles Featuring Live Music by J. Timber

Greensboro, NC (April 12, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 2nd annual Brunch & Bubbles hosted by Young Leaders will now feature live music by Greensboro legend J. Timber. Timber—who has a mural of himself in downtown Greensboro—will be performing at the event. Known for his soulful voice and heart for life, J. Timber ‘s mix of […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Giving Away New Car at Rice Toyota on April 7

Greensboro, NC (April 3, 2019) – Giving has its perks! As part of United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 2018 campaign, six donors were randomly selected as semi-finalists for a chance to win a 2019 Toyota Camry. On Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m., all six semi-finalists will attend the final drawing at Rice Toyota, 2630 […]

Sep
27
Fri
Community Celebration @ Revolution Mill
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us on Sept. 27, 6 – 9 p.m. at Revolution Mill for our annual Campaign Kick Off & Community Celebration.

Show your support for ending local poverty! And, hear a special announcement about the Artists United to END Poverty benefit album.

Enjoy beer provided by Natty Greene’s, live music, food trucks, outdoor games and much more.

RSVP by Sept. 20.

See photos from last year’s event.

Download the event flyer!

Thanks to The Culture Pushers for their partnership.

Oct
27
Sun
Trunk or Treat hosted by Young Leaders @ Parking Lot at United Way
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for Young Leader’s annual Trunk-or-Treat!

Sunday, October 27, 2019  | 2 – 4 p.m. | 1500 Yanceyville Street

Join Young Leaders and decorate your trunk in a festive, fall fashion and hand out treats for children in our community! This event is free and open to the public.

Trunk-or-Treat is a safe alternative to trick-or-treating that brings the community together.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to host and decorate trunks, greet families, organize car parking, host games & more!

Download flyers:

Click here to view photos from last year’s event.

Sponsorships available!

 

Nov
25
Mon
Handbags for Hope @ Greensboro Country Club
Nov 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Handbags for Hope @ Greensboro Country Club

Gather your friends for a night of philanthropy and fun!  Enjoy wine and food as hundreds of designer new and vintage handbags, accessories, experiences, and more are auctioned. Guests will receive a beautiful tote bag from Tanger Outlets.

Proceeds benefit United Way’s efforts to END local poverty.

Tickets will be on sale soon! Sponsorships are now available. Please contact Julie for more information at julie.longmire@unitedwaygso.org.

Dec
3
Tue
Breakfast with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership @ New Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Dec 3 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am

12th Annual Breakfast with Community Leaders Hosted by African American Leadership

Space is limited to the first 250 people – RSVP COMING SOON

Make plans to join us at the annual Breakfast with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership.

Attendees are encouraged to bring new, or gently used, coats, socks, gloves and warm hats that will be donated to local children and youth.

Sponsorships available.