WOMEN UNITED

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

Women United members (WU) are community leaders who are focused on empowering and inspiring women to lead community-wide change that ends poverty. Membership is comprised of caring citizens who contribute $1,000 or more annually to United Way of Greater Greensboro.

Women United is about women helping women.

Women United members (WU) are community leaders who are focused on empowering and inspiring women to lead community-wide change that ends poverty. Membership is comprised of caring citizens who contribute $1,000 or more annually to 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 helps local women and families move from poverty to financial stability by offering skills training, coaching and mentoring.

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 affinity group exclusive volunteer opportunities throughout the year

Host Events the Help End Poverty
Every year, affinity group members host a variety of community events that create meaningful engagement and true change.

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

VOLUNTEERS UNITED – Meet Rashanda Harris

“One of my favorite sayings is derived from the scripture Luke 12:48: ‘To whom much is given, much is required’ – it is a constant reminder that I am responsible for using my God-given talents, skills, and abilities to benefit others, said Rashanda Harris. There is no doubt Rashanda has used her gifts in amazing […]

United Way Receives $1 Million Federal Grant Supporting its Guilford Success Network

Funding secured by Congresswoman Kathy Manning will be used for job counseling, career training, and supportive services to help local people leave poverty    GREENSBORO, NC (January 11, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is receiving a $1,000,000 federal grant to support job counseling, career training, and supportive services offered through the organization’s Guilford Success […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Seeks to Engage Volunteers During National Mentoring Month

Greensboro, NC (January 6, 2023) – January is National Mentoring Month, and this year United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is seeking community volunteers to mentor local youth through its Mentoring Matters initiative.  UWGG’s Mentoring Matters initiative works to increase the number of mentors and improve the effectiveness of mentoring programs in the greater Greensboro […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Accepting Strategic Partnership Applications for Annual Grant Funds

New process allows organizations to align their services with two poverty-combatting funding opportunities GREENSBORO, NC (October 28, 2022) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is pleased to announce it is accepting strategic partnership applications for annual grant funds to help local children, adults, and families leave poverty. This year the competitive application process has […]

Community Support of MeaningFULL Meals Food Drive Especially Needed This Year

Greensboro, NC (June 28, 2022) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is mobilizing the community throughout July with its annual MeaningFULL Meals program in partnership with The Volunteer Center (TVC) of the Triad and BackPack Beginnings (BPB). Nine years ago, UWGG and TVC started MeaningFULL Meals as nutrition project that seeks food donations to help feed school children in need during […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Launches Guilford Success Network to Help Households Leave Poverty

Greensboro, NC (June 28, 2022) – Today United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) launched Guilford Success Network (GSN), a county-wide, mobile friendly network that will connect people to services and coordinators who help them identify, track, and achieve their personal goals of becoming financially stable. Facebook Photo Album Here. Since 2014, UWGG’s single focus has been to […]

Volunteering. Making a Difference.

UWGG recently celebrated National Volunteer Week and is extremely thankful to the over 100 volunteers who took on a variety of needs, including cleaning up local parks, donating diapers and hygiene products to families in need, signing up to mentor local children, and more. We wrapped up our week of service on Earth Day by […]

Seven United Way Partners Honored with Spirit of NC Awards

Greensboro, NC (February 28, 2022) – Seven local United Way of Greater Greensboro partners will be honored with Spirit of North Carolina Awards at United Way of North Carolina’s annual award event on March 1, 2022. Every year, United Way of North Carolina recognizes organizations that have succeeded in raising funds to support their community and […]

We Work Better Together

The Institute of Emerging Issues and NC Better2Gether team housed at NC State University is officially calling today TwosDay, in honor of today’s date: 2/22/22. To commemorate this day, NC Better 2Gether is celebrating 22 people who work in communities to solve problems that hold us back and to build support for ideas that move […]

ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE

“Mr. Sutton was the one who kept me going. I don’t think I would have graduated without his support.“ – Dominique Alexander As a retired NC A&T State University basketball coach, Bill Sutton is no stranger to offering young men motivation, and as a young man navigating the ups and downs of life, Dominique Alexander is […]

Feb
7
Tue
Family Success Center Tour @ United Way FSC at Children and Families First
Feb 7 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Learn about Family Success Centers and UWGG’s integrated approach to ending poverty – RSVP HERE.

Feb
16
Thu
Tocqueville Coffee and Conversations @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

For more information about this event, contact Elizabeth Green at elizabeth.green@unitedwaygso.org

Mar
1
Wed
LIVE UNITED Day @ Greensboro Cultural Center
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

By proclamation, March 1 is officially LIVE UNITED Day in the City of Greensboro. Join people from around the community to put your own mark on a piece of art that will be displayed at City Hall! Free Ben and Jerry’s ice cream will be provided to those who participate!

Mar
9
Thu
Virtual: End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series, hosted by UWGG
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us virtually for our first event in our End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series.

Topic: Strategy/Midyear Outcomes

Register HERE 

Mar
14
Tue
Employee Campaign Managers Roundtable @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Mar 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you’re an Employee Campaign Manager and would like to attend this meeting  to discover ways that UWGG can make a greater impact in the community through corporate partnerships, contact Julia Thomas at julia.thomas@unitedwaygso.org

Mar
23
Thu
Virtual Executive Briefing
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topic: United Way State of the Community

For more information about this event, contact Julia Thomas at julia.thomas@unitedwaygso.org

FRIENDS UNITED Mixer @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Hosted by all Affinity Groups, join us to create meaningful connections and learn more about/get involved with our work. Invite your friends!

Register HERE

Apr
3
Mon
Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s @ Ben & Jerry's
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join UWGG as we raise awareness and support while attendees are treated to free ice cream.

Sign up to volunteer HERE

Apr
4
Tue
Family Success Center Tour @ United Way FSC at Children and Families First
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Learn about Family Success Centers and UWGG’s integrated approach to ending poverty.

Register HERE

Apr
11
Tue
African American Leadership Committee Meeting @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Apr 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to learn more about African American Leadership and how you can become more involved!

Register HERE

Apr
12
Wed
Women United Committee Meeting @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Apr 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Come to learn more about Women United and how you can become more involved!

Register HERE

Apr
13
Thu
Young Leaders Committee Meeting @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come to learn more about Young Leaders and how you can become more involved!

Register HERE

Apr
17
Mon
National Volunteer Week
Apr 17 – Apr 21 all-day

National Volunteer Week is a great opportunity to thank all of our volunteers and show our appreciation for their efforts. To celebrate, we have arranged volunteer opportunities throughout the week and we hope you will join us!

View opportunities and sign up HERE

 

May
11
Thu
Virtual: End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series, hosted by Women United
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us virtually for our End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series.

Topic: Pathways to employment

Register HERE

Jun
6
Tue
Family Success Center Tour @ United Way FSC at Children and Families First
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Learn about Family Success Centers and UWGG’s integrated approach to ending poverty.

RSVP HERE

Jun
14
Wed
Annual Meeting of Board of Directors and Business Update
Jun 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The public is invited to attend virtually to learn about UWGG’s business updates.

Register HERE

Jun
19
Mon
Juneteenth/United Way Day of Action
Jun 19 all-day

Attend celebrations and volunteer locally. Individual and group volunteer opportunities will be available. More details to come!

Learn more HERE

Jul
1
Sat
MeaningFULL Meals
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

All month long, we’re hosting a summer nutrition food drive to help stock our Mentoring Matters-supported school food pantries and other Title 1 schools.

Sign up to host a drive HERE

Jul
11
Tue
Family Success Center Tour @ United Way FSC at Children and Families First
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Learn about Family Success Centers and UWGG’s integrated approach to ending poverty.

RSVP HERE

Aug
8
Tue
African American Leadership Committee Meeting @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Aug 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to learn more about African American Leadership and how you can become more involved!

Register HERE