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

Beloved Hollywood Actor Ernie Hudson to be Keynote Speaker at United Way’s Community Speakers Series

Greensboro, NC (March 19, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is welcoming Erine Hudson, one of the most sought-after actors of our time, as this year’s keynote for the 2019 Community Speaker Series at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center on Monday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hudson has an impressive, diverse […]

Apr
8
Mon
National Volunteer Week @ All across Greensboro!
Apr 8 – Apr 12 all-day

Are you looking for ways to serve your community? Roll up your sleeves and join us for National Volunteer Week, April 8-12. United Way of Greater Greensboro, The Volunteer Center and many partner agencies are pleased to provide you with a variety of ways to give and volunteer your time.

  • Daily individual and group opportunities.
  • Get your office or community group involved with a project!
  • Sponsorship opportunities available.

Click here to view volunteer opportunities & sign up! 

Apr
9
Tue
Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day benefiting United Way @ Ben & Jerry's
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day benefiting United Way @ Ben & Jerry's

April 9th is Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day benefiting United Way!

Ben & Jerry’s wants to say thank you with FREE ice cream. We are excited to be a partner for the fourth year in a row.

Free Cone Day will take over the central plaza of Friendly Center and will feature outdoor games, a DJ, and appearances by special guests.

There will be an opportunity to make a donation to United Way during the event, and 100% of donations received will be given to support United Way’s efforts to end poverty.

Apr
28
Sun
Brunch & Bubbles hosted by Young Leaders @ Color Works Meeting Space at Revolution Mill
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join United Way’s Young Leaders for their 2nd Annual Brunch & Bubbles!

Brunch & Bubbles is an annual event open to everyone.

Young Leaders invite you to enjoy mimosas, shrimp and grits, gourmet waffles, bingo, Jenga and corn hole.

Make new connections with caring community professionals.

This year’s event will take place on Apr. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Revolution Mill Color Works Meeting Space.

Proceeds will benefit United Way’s Family Success Centers.

Tickets are $30 each or two for $50. Click here to purchase your tickets before April 21!

Sponsorship opportunities available.

This event is made possible through generous sponsorship by Concrete Express, Proctor and Gamble, Pepper Moon Catering and Lincoln Financial. 

May
20
Mon
Community Speaker Series featuring Ernie Hudson hosted by African American Leadership @ Joseph S. Koury Convention Center
May 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Visit unitedwaygso.org/speakerseries for more information & to purchase tickets!

You’re invited to join us May 20 for United Way’s Community Speakers Series hosted by African American Leadership featuring keynote speaker Ernie Hudson, a beloved Hollywood icon known for numerous movie, television and stage roles.  He will share his amazing personal story of overcoming odds and adversity.

Learn more about the Keynote Speaker, Ernie Hudson, below.

Monday, May 20, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m.
Koury Convention Center
3121 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro

Click here to RSVP and purchase tickets.
Click here to see sponsorship opportunities for the event.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Longmire-Dauray at 336-378-5023 or julie.longmire@unitedwaygso.org.

Event proceeds support programs that help end local poverty.

Jun
12
Wed
Annual Meeting & Business Update @ United Way Innovation Space
Jun 12 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
  • Attend to get business updates.
  • Sponsorship opportunities available.
  • More to come!
Jun
21
Fri
United Way Worldwide Day of Action @ Various times & locations
Jun 21 all-day
  • Individual and group volunteer opportunities
  • Sponsorship opportunities available.
  • More to come!
Jul
1
Mon
MeaningFULL Meals Summer Food Drive @ Various locations
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day
  • Food drive to help stock local shelves that support local kids
  • Ask your office or community group to host a donation box.
  • Sponsorship opportunities available.
  • More to come!
Aug
22
Thu
ENGAGE @ BRAVO! Cucina Italiana
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Network with all Affinity groups.
  • Grab a drink and enjoy free hors d’oeuvre.
  • Mingle with community leaders.
  • Sponsorship opportunities available.
  • More to come!
Sep
27
Fri
Community Celebration @ Revolution Mill
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Get your office, family and friends involved!
  • Sponsorship opportunities available.
  • More to come!
Oct
26
Sat
Trunk or Treat hosted by Young Leaders @ Parking Lot at United Way
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Sunday, October 28, 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! Sign up link coming soon.

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

Sponsorships available!