WOMEN UNITED

WHO WE ARE & OUR FOCUS

Women United members (WU) are community leaders who are committed to 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.

Members elevate and support United Way’s efforts to end local poverty by helping youth and women create and stay on pathways to employment. This focus is woven into all events, volunteer opportunities, and advocacy efforts.

EVENTS – VOLUNTEERING – ADVOCACY

FRIENDS UNITED Mixers
Have a drink, mix and mingle with fellow members and socialize with people who want to make a difference. Invite others to learn more about United Way’s work!

End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series
Virtual event hosted by WU to highlight United Way’s latest efforts that are providing pathways to employment.

Handbags to End Poverty
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

Volunteering
In addition to mentoring female youth and women, members support career building opportunities like resume writing, mock interviews, and dressing for success at Family Success Centers and across multiple partner agencies. Members also coordinate drives for feminine hygiene products, toiletries which food stamps do not cover, and professional clothing attire.

Advocacy
In 2023, United Way will launch an Advocacy Agenda – WU will play an important role in defining, launching, and achieving these community-wide efforts.

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
Help our community transition 3,000 households out of poverty by 2030. 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 volunteer opportunities throughout the year. To see all volunteer opportunities, click here.

Host Community Events the Help End Local 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 Holly Beck at holly.beck@unitedwaygso.org or 336-378-5022.

STORIES OF IMPACT

United Way of Greater Greensboro announces new board members and strategic investments

GREENSBORO, NC (July 3, 2024) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) convened its annual meeting, welcoming 11 new and returning board members and unveiling strategic investments exceeding $5 million. This funding bolsters investments supporting 52 transformative programs, including nationally recognized Family Success Centers (FSC) and the innovative Guilford Success Network Pilot (GSN). “United Way […]

Community Support of MeaningFULLMeals Food Drive Especially Needed This Year

Greensboro, NC (July 1, 2024) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is mobilizing the community throughout July with its annual MeaningFULL Meals program in partnership with BackPack Beginnings (BPB). Eleven years ago, UWGG started MeaningFULL Meals as nutrition project that seeks food donations to help feed school children in need during summer break – and this year, the need is greater […]

Six Local Campaign Partners and Volunteer Honored with United Way Spirit of NC Awards

Greensboro, NC (May 17, 2024) –  Six local United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) annual campaign partners and one volunteer leader were recently honored with Spirit of North Carolina Awards, which celebrate organizations and individuals for their exemplary partnership demonstrated through fundraising, volunteering, outstanding leadership, and creative team building. The Spirit of North Carolina Award offers local United Ways an opportunity to nominate […]

30 Years of Volunteering

Heather Milligan’s journey with United Way began in Concord, New Hampshire, in the early 1990s with what was then Merrimack County United Way. She started volunteering after experiencing deep gratitude for the benefits that United Way helped make possible for her family. Her son, at age 3, was non-verbal and soon diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, […]

United Way Leader Selected for Distinguished Worldwide Leadership Program

Local leader in Greensboro chosen as one of 12 inaugural participants of United Way Worldwide’s program aimed at building a stronger, more equitable future United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is excited to announce that its own Julia Thomas, Associate Vice-President of Development, has been selected to participate in United Way Worldwide’s new Next-Generation Leaders […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro hosts Conversations with Community Leaders, Featuring Panel Discussion on Health Disparities and the Impact on Our Community

United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is excited to invite you to attend Conversations with Community Leaders featuring a panel discussion on Health Disparities and the Impact on Our Community on December 12, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dana Auditorium, located at Guilford College. Make plans to attend UWGG’s last event of the year […]

United Way Hosts Annual Trunk-or-Treat Event on October 29

Thousands of Children and Families Are Expected to Attend United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Annual Trunk-or-Treat Hosted by Young Leaders Greensboro, NC (October 19, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) and Young Leaders (YL) will host its annual Trunk-or-Treat on October 29, 2 – 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the […]

United Way Announces New Campaign Chair, and Invites Public to Campaign Kickoff on September 8

United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is delighted to introduce Steve Swetoha, President of the Greensboro Swarm, as its new Campaign Chair of its Board of Directors. The public is invited to meet Swetoha and new President and CEO Frank McCain Jr. at UWGG’s 2023 Campaign Kickoff on September 8 from 7:30 – 9 a.m. […]

United Way Announces New President and CEO

Frank McCain Jr. Selected by Board of Directors to Lead United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Poverty Efforts United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) announced today that Frank McCain Jr. has been named President and CEO and will begin leading the organization’s strategy to end local poverty on August 21. The public is invited to meet […]

Blanche Cheeley – This is my story

My name is Blanche Cheeley. I decided to share my story because of the help my mother and my family received from United Way when I was growing up. If you’ve not viewed my story, please take a few minutes now. Because of the support we received from United Way and other community resources, I […]

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