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

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 […]

Local NFL Star, Emmanuel Moseley, Helping 57 Families During Holiday Season

MEDIA INVITED TO ATTEND – PLEASE RESPOND Local NFL Star, Emmanuel Moseley Helping 57 Families During Holiday Season  On December 8, two lucky families will go on a $1,000 shopping spree at Wal-Mart, additional families will be given $100 gift cards  GREENSBORO, NC (December 6, 2021) – Local NFL star Emmanuel Moseley wants to spread a little holiday […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Seeking Requests for Proposals Supporting Bold Goal Efforts to End Poverty

GREENSBORO, NC (November 19, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is pleased to announce it is seeking grant applications from human service organizations through an open and competitive process to support achieving its Bold Goal of 3,000 households leaving generational poverty by 2030.  Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. on January 14, 2022, and interested organizations can […]

Public Invited to Attend United Way’s 14th Annual Conversations with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership, Dec. 14

Greensboro, NC (November 17, 2021) – The public is invited to attend United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 14th Annual Conversations with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership (AAL) on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Hosted on Zoom, this free event invites attendees to learn about and share solutions for local issues affecting […]

Candy & COVID-19 Vaccines – Trunk-or-Treat Giving Out Both!

Greensboro, NC (October 4, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Young Leaders (YL) Affinity Group will host their annual Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday, October 23, 2021, 2 to 4 p.m. in the United Way parking lot located at 1500 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro. This year’s event will require attendees to follow several safety precautions, offer candy and […]

United Way Announces New President and CEO

Khari Garvin Selected to Lead Organization Efforts to End Poverty, Public Invited to Meet Garvin at Virtual Lunch and Learn August 12 GREENSBORO, NC (July 20, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) announced today that Khari Garvin has been named President and CEO and will begin leading the organization’s strategy to end local poverty on July […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Awards $1 Million in Grants to Address Local Housing Disparities – Grants will help more than 300 households recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19

GREENSBORO, NC (July 15, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is pleased to announce it is leveraging the first $1 million of philanthropist MacKenzie Scott’s recent $10 million gift, to award five grants to local organizations leading programs supporting innovative solutions addressing housing disparities. As part of UWGG’s focus on ending local poverty, […]

MeaningFULL Meals Helps Feed Children Over Summer Months, Public Encouraged to Get Involved

Greensboro, NC (June 23, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is mobilizing the community throughout July with its annual MeaningFULL meals program in partnership with BackPack Beginnings and The Volunteer Center of the Triad.  Eight years ago, UWGG and The Volunteer Center started MeaningFULL Meals, a nutrition project that seeks food donations to help feed school children in need while […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Announces 2021-22 Board Members, Leadership and Campaign Chairs

Greensboro, NC (June 16, 2021) – At its recent annual meeting, United Way of Greater Greensboro donors unanimously voted to accept the following community leaders to serve on its Board of Directors.  Alana Allen, NC A&T SU and I Am A Queen Anthony Boyd, First Bank Tracie Catlett, Greensboro Day School Tiffany Crenshaw, Intellect Resources Tabitha […]

Community Members Donate 600+ Basic Needs Kit to Benefit Local Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

United Way Young Leader’s Basic Needs Kits Surpasses Goal, Makes a Difference When United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Young Leaders affinity group cabinet learned that every night in Greensboro more than 900 people go to sleep homeless, they sprang into action. United, they organized a new volunteer opportunity and invited the entire community to participate […]

Feb
16
Wed
Virtual: Mayoral Candidates Forum – Perspectives on Poverty and the Future of Greensboro
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Mayoral Candidates Forum – Perspectives on Poverty and the Future of Greensboro.

Wednesday, February 16 | 12 to 1 p.m. | RSVP here. | Submit questions here. 


This moderated Q&A forum will feature incumbent Nancy Vaughan and candidate Justin Outling, and attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions prior to the event. Questions related to poverty and the future of Greensboro should be submitted here by Wednesday, February 9.

Mar
1
Tue
United Way’s 100th Birthday Celebration @ United Way of Greater Greensboro
Mar 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
United Way’s 100th Birthday Celebration
United Way of Greater Greensboro will officially celebrate its centennial on March 1. On this day we will gather 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the United Way office to unveil a historic timeline, release a written and audio recording of our history decade by decade, announce a City Proclamation, plant the first of 100-trees, release our centennial celebration calendar, and of course have cake! This is your chance to be a part of history and see what we have in store for the rest of the year! RSVP for the celebration here.
Mar
16
Wed
Virtual: Theories of Change – The Centennial Series hosted by UWGG CEO Khari Garvin
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Theories of Change: The Centennial Series hosted by UWGG CEO Khari Garvin
March 16  |  12 – 1 p.m.  | Hosted on Zoom | RSVP Here. 


Topic: Our Hope of a Future Without Poverty – a panel discussion with featured speakers: SHARON CONTRERAS, Ph.D., DR. MARY JO CAGLE, ERIC AFT, BRENT CHRISTENSEN 

Join UWGG CEO Khari Garvin and our featured speakers for an educational and inspirational discussion about ending poverty and the future of Greensboro. RSVP here. 

 

May
20
Fri
2022 Handbags to END Poverty hosted by Women United @ Grandover Resort & Conference Center
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2022 Handbags to END Poverty hosted by Women United

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Join us for United Way’s 12th annual Handbags to End Poverty event hosted by Women United. By purchasing a raffle ticket, you also receive FREE event admission. Click here to purchase tickets and enter to win one of the incredible raffle packages, including festive long weekend getaways, fine jewelry, and a gift cards valued at $1000. 

During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to bid on fabulous silent and live auction handbags in a wide variety of styles and prices, including luxury brands.

For questions, please contact Julie Longmire (Director of Community Engagement and Affairs) at Julie.Longmire@UnitedWayGSO.org or 336.378.5023


PURCHASE SPONSORSHIPS & TICKETS HERE

CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR’S EVENT