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

UNITED Yesterday, Today and Always

Thanks to the generous support of donors and volunteers, United Way’s commitment to bringing our community together is strong – yesterday, today and always. United Way’s work of ENDing poverty is critical as we pull together to help people impacted by the Coronavirus. WHAT UNITED WAY IS DOING: On March 16, United Way announced the launch of […]

Greensboro’s Virus Relief Taskforce Issues Over $457,000 in First Round Funding to Local Nonprofits

Taskforce Urges Community to Support Relief Fund, Asks Nonprofits to Apply for Funding Greensboro, NC (April 2, 2020) –The United Way of Greater Greensboro and City of Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce is pleased to announce $457,356 was awarded to 16 local nonprofits to help people impacted by the Coronavirus. The funds were allocated from the Greensboro […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Gives $500,000 to Virus Relief, Funding Requests Being Accepted by Community Taskforce

United Way Urges Community to Match its $500,000 Gift Greensboro, NC (March 26, 2020) –The United Way of Greater Greensboro Board of Directors unanimously voted and authorized a contribution of $500,000 to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund. The contribution is being made from United Way’s emergency reserve fund to support those impacted by the Coronavirus and the organization is urging the […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Family Success Center Celebrates 5 Years

Greensboro, NC (March 24, 2020) – Five years ago, United Way of Greater Greensboro’s first Family Success Center (FSC1) opened its doors. While the anniversary celebration originally scheduled for today has been postponed due to COVID-19, United Way invites the community to celebrate the members of FSC1 and all of their accomplishments. Over the last 5 years, […]

Coronavirus Relief Fund

United Way of Greater Greensboro and City of Greensboro Launch Coronavirus Relief Fund  Greensboro, NC (March 16, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro and the City of Greensboro are supporting residents impacted by the Coronavirus, by establishing the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund. The Greensboro Virus Relief Fund is accepting donations to support local children and families […]

Postponed: Community Speaker Series

Postponed: United Way Community Speaker Series Featuring Misty Copeland Greensboro, NC (March 12, 2020) – In light of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s state of emergency declaration and recommendations regarding large gatherings, we are postponing our Community Speaker Series featuring Misty Copeland which was scheduled for March 25, 2020. A new date will be announced as soon as […]

City Manager’s Mentoring Initiative on Target

Greensboro, NC (March 6, 2020) – City Manager David Parrish is pleased to announce 100 Males Mentoring is on track to achieve its goal of pairing 100 local boys with 100 male mentors, in 100 days. Parrish’s collaborative effort between the City of Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Mentoring Matters Initiative launched on January 16. The midway point of Parrish’s […]

United Way Seeks Public Input in Community Survey

Greensboro, NC (March 2, 2020) – Residents of greater Greensboro are invited to provide critical input about local social issues through a community survey being conducted by United Way of Greater Greensboro.  Beginning today and ending Friday, March 13, an online community survey is open to the public. Visit www.unitedwaygso.org/survey and click on the link to complete the […]

City of Greensboro and United Way Launch Annual Plus One Campaign

​Greensboro, NC (February 28, 2020) – The City of Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro are pleased invite local businesses and youth to participate in this year’s annual Plus One summer employment campaign. Plus One seeks to create and identify summer employment opportunities for greater Greensboro youth ages 16-24. In 2019, 17 employers hired […]

Three United Way Partners Receive Statewide Spirit Awards

Greensboro, NC (February 21, 2020) – Three local United Way of Greater Greensboro partners, Vandalia Elementary School, M.G. Newell Corporation, and Guilford County Schools were honored with Spirit of North Carolina Awards at United Way of North Carolina’s annual award luncheon on February 19. “This year’s winners made their campaigns fun and engaging while focusing on […]

Apr
20
Mon
2020 National Volunteer Week
Apr 20 – Apr 24 all-day

2020 National Volunteer Week

April 20 – April 24, 2020  | Various locations across Greensboro

Are you looking for ways to serve your community? Roll your sleeves up and join us during National Volunteer Week, April 20-24, 2020! United Way of Greater Greensboro, The Volunteer Center and partner agencies are pleased to provide you with a variety of ways to give and volunteer your time.

More volunteer opportunities will be added as the week gets closer, so be sure to check back often. Multiple shifts available! Click here to learn more and sign up.

May
16
Sat
2020 END Poverty: The Brunch Series hosted by Young Leaders @ Color Works Meeting Space at Revolution Mill
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

2020 END Poverty: The Brunch Series hosted by Young Leaders

Saturday, May 16, 2020  | 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Color Works Meeting Space at Revolution Mill

There’s nothing better than making an impact while winning prizes in a competitive game of bingo and enjoying delicious brunch, mimosas & craft beers.

Win prizes. Connect with other community members. Hear a panel of dynamic speakers who will inspire you to ACT. Grab your friends and join us!

Tickets on sale soon and include 2 drink tickets and all-you-can-eat waffles, shrimp & grits and much more.

Click here to download the event flyer.

Sponsorship available! Click here to view all 2020 event sponsorship opportunities. 

Jun
2
Tue
2020 Jones Street Day @ Legislative Office Building, Raleigh
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

2020 Jones Street Day

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Legislative Office Building, Raleigh (300 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC)

Join us for this annual United Way advocacy day that offers chances to speak with elected representatives. Check back soon for more information.

Jun
10
Wed
2020 Annual Meeting & Business Update @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Jun 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

2020 Annual Meeting & Business Update

Wednesday, June 10, 2020  | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  |  United Way of Greater Greensboro

Check back soon for more information!

Jun
19
Fri
2020 United Way Day of Action @ Various locations across Greensboro!
Jun 19 all-day

2020 United Way Day of Action

Friday, June 19, 2020  | Various locations across Greensboro

Check back soon for more information!

Jun
20
Sat
**NEW DATE** 2020 The Human Race 5K – Join United Way’s Team! @ LeBauer Park
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

2020 The Human Race 5K – Join United Way’s Team!

June 20, 2020  |  Gates open at 9 a.m., race starts at 10 a.m.  |  LeBauer Park

Join United Way’s team for The Human Race 5K hosted by The Volunteer Center of the Triad. Click here to join our team and create your page! Walk, run or roll around the neighborhood with us while we raise funds to END poverty. Then enjoy the after party at LeBauer Park for complimentary food, a children’s area, a dog park, music and fun for the whole family.

Click here for easy instructions on how to sign up and customize your page.

 

Jul
1
Wed
2020 MeaningFULL Meals Summer Food Drive @ Various locations across Greensboro!
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

2020 MeaningFULL Meals Summer Food Drive

Entire month of July  | Various locations across Greensboro

Check back soon for more information!

Sep
12
Sat
2020 Volunteer: NC Folk Festival @ Downtown Greensboro - Meet at Cafe Europa
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

2020 Volunteer: NC Folk Festival

Saturday, September 12, 2020 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Downtown Greensboro – Meet at Cafe Europa (200 N. Davie St., Greensboro)

Join us for this volunteer opportunity to spread awareness. Check back soon for more information.

Sep
28
Mon
2020 98th United Way Community Open House @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

2020 98th United Way Community Open House

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (floating) | Parking lot at United Way (1500 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro)

Enjoy FREE lunch as we celebrate 98 years in the community and make new connections!

Oct
15
Thu
2020 Handbags for Hope hosted by Women United @ Grandover Resort & Convention Center
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2020 Handbags for Hope hosted by Women United

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Grandover Resort & Convention Center (1000 Club Rd, Greensboro)

Check back soon for more information. Tickets on sale soon!

Sponsorships available! Click here to view all 2020 event sponsorship opportunities. 

Oct
24
Sat
2020 Trunk or Treat hosted by Young Leaders @ Parking lot at United Way of Greater Greensboro
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2020 Trunk or Treat hosted by Young Leaders

Saturday, October 24, 2020 | 2-4 p.m. | Parking lot at United Way of Greater Greensboro (1500 Yanceyville St., Greensboro)

Check back soon to sign up for a volunteer role!

Click here to download the event flyer.

Sponsorships available! Click here to view all 2020 event sponsorship opportunities. 

Dec
8
Tue
2020 Conversations with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership @ New Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

2020 Conversations with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | New Zion Missionary Baptist Church (408 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Greensboro)

Check back soon for more information.

Click here to download the event flyer.

Sponsorships available! Click here to view all 2020 event sponsorship opportunities.