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

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

Greensboro, NC (June 23, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is mobilizing the community throughout July with its annual MeaningFULL meals program in partnership with BackPack Beginnings and The Volunteer Center of the Triad. Seven years ago, United Way and The Volunteer Center started MeaningFULL Meals, a nutrition project that seeks food donations to help feed […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Announces 2020-21 Board Members, Campaign Chairs

Greensboro, NC (June 22, 2020) – At its recent annual meeting, United Way of Greater Greensboro donors unanimously voted to accept Charlie Brinkman of Merrill Lynch to serve as a new member of the Board of Directors, chaired by Kim Gatling of Fox Rothschild. The following volunteers have also accepted appointments for the 2020-21 annual campaign: Campaign […]

Leaders of all ages, ethnicities, sectors needed to solve this by Michelle Gethers-Clark

This letter by Michelle Gethers-Clark, United Way of Greater Greensboro President & CEO, was originally published in the Triad Business Journal, here. Where do we go from here?  Our desire to move forward and do something to help can be paralyzed by too many options or not knowing where to start. The issues of race, equity […]

United Way Promotes Safe Volunteerism On United Way Worldwide Day of Action, June 19

Greensboro, NC (June 11, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro, in partnership with The Volunteer Center of the Triad and local community organizations, is promoting safe volunteer opportunities on United Way’s Day of Action, June 19. On and around June 19, tens of thousands of people across the globe will volunteer as part of United Way […]

Over $14,000 Granted to Two Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Over $2 Million Granted to 97 Local Nonprofits Greensboro, NC (June 5, 2020) – In its ninth round of funding, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce granted $14,150 to 2 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. To-date, the Taskforce has granted a total of $2,187,999 to 97 local nonprofits helping thousands of […]

A Note from Michelle Gethers-Clark: Reflection and Action – Join Us on Friday

Published June 2, 2020- Hello United Way Team, Board of Directors, Volunteers, Donors, Partners and Friends, United Way of Greater Greensboro seeks to reflect with you and frame a vision for action linked to our humanity. While we are grateful for our blessings, we also share a common dream for our children to live a […]

CODA Connections Clients Sign Messages of Love and Gratitude

Over the past nine weeks, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce has granted a total of $2,173,849 to 97 local nonprofits helping thousands of individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. One of those 97 nonprofits is CODA Connections, Inc., a local nonprofit that services families impacted by deafness. CODA Connections was granted Virus Relief Fund dollars […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Announces Over $5 Million In Annual Grants Aimed at ENDing Local Poverty

Greensboro, NC (May 29, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro creates partnerships that are working together to END local poverty and is pleased to announce 62 local nonprofit programs and initiatives received $5,033,358 in its annual, 2020-2021 strategic partner grant investment. All investment decisions are led by local volunteers who review grant applications. Thanks to this […]

Over $37,000 Granted to Five Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Over $2 Million Granted to 97 Local Nonprofits, GSO Virus Relief Taskforce Wants to Raise an Additional $1 Million to Support Relief Efforts Greensboro, NC (May 21, 2020) – In its eighth round of funding, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce granted $37,669 to 5 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. Over […]

Public Invited to Attend Virtually, End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series Hosted by United Way Young Leaders

Three-Part Series Features Speakers Michelle Gethers-Clark, Kim Gatling and Marcus Thomas Greensboro, NC (May 21, 2020) – The public is invited to attend United Way of Greater Greensboro’s End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series hosted by Young Leaders. The three-part virtual series will begin on June 4, and will take place 12 to 1 […]

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

SIGN UP HERE!

In the summer months, many local children do not have access to nutritious meals and go hungry. The community is invited to be part of the solution by supporting MeaningFULL Meals this July.

Making a big difference is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Get a box and attach these flyers – boxes available at United Way office if needed.
  2. Fill your box with donated food items.
  3. Drop off collected items at BackPack Beginnings (office hours listed at backpackbeginnings.org/contact)

Questions? Check out this press release or contact Lauren at lauren.forbis@unitedwaygso.org. Big thanks to BackPack Beginnings and The Volunteer Center of the Triad for their partnership.

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.