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

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 […]

Misty Copeland Headlining United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Community Speaker Series March 25

Greensboro, NC (February 14, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is welcoming Misty Copeland, renowned star who made history as the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, as this year’s featured speaker for the 2020 Community Speaker Series at Piedmont Hall on Wednesday, March 25. The media is invited […]

United Way Celebrates 211 Day, Critical Community Service

Greensboro, NC (February 11, 2020) – Today is National 211 Day. By simply dialing 211, people who need help can be connected to multiple support services. Caring operators are ready to help 24/7/365. The service is free, confidential and available in most languages. Local resources are also available by visiting www.NC211.org. In 2019, 211 received 4,363 calls from greater […]

Ben & Jerry’s, United Way Collaborating to ‘Shake Down Poverty’

Greensboro, NC (January 24, 2020) – Starting February 1, 2020, Ben & Jerry’s at Friendly Center will donate $1 from the sale of a featured milkshake to support United Way of Greater Greensboro’s efforts to end poverty as part of a new “Shake Down Poverty” program. For the next year, Ben & Jerry’s will feature a Shake Down […]

Former Board Member Receives Athena Award

Chamber Honors Mae Douglas Mae Douglas, immediate past United Way of Greater Greensboro board member and chair of the Community Impact and Investment Committee, who was honored with the Athena Award at the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon. Mae, who was featured in United Way’s annual report in 2018, is a community leader, philanthropist […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro CFO Named One of the 40 Most Influential African Americans Under 40 in the Piedmont

Greensboro, NC (January 17, 2020) –  United Way of Greater Greensboro Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Brian Graham was named one of Black Business Ink magazine’s “40 Under 40 Most Influential African Americans in the Piedmont,” which honors individuals from Forsyth and Guilford counties. According to Black Business Ink, this inaugural list of the […]

Mentoring Matters: Marcello and Jeremiah’s Story

When Marcello discovered United Way’s Mentoring Matters initiative, it didn’t take him long to decide he wanted to be a mentor. “I know helping others through mentoring is where I’m supposed to be. Mentoring has given me the opportunity to help youth succeed in the classroom and in life,” said Marcello. United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Mentoring […]

City of Greensboro and United Way Seeking 100 Male Mentors During National Mentoring Month

Greensboro, NC (January 7, 2020) – January is National Mentoring Month. The City of Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro are introducing a new mentoring initiative aimed at men and boys, called 100 Males Mentoring.   This is an opportunity for City Manager David Parrish to rally 100 men to mentor 100 boys throughout Greensboro. “If […]

College Students Invited to Apply for United Way’s Free, Local Alternative Spring Break Program

Greensboro, NC (January 2, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is seeking college students to participate in a free, local Alternative Spring Break, March 2 – 6, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m daily. Interested students must complete a short application by February 7, by visiting www.UnitedWayGSO.org/SpringBreak. In its third year, this program […]

United Way’s 12th Annual Breakfast with Community Leaders: Closing the Door on Poverty by Creating Housing Opportunities

Greensboro, NC (November 11, 2019) – On December 3, 7:00-9:30 a.m. at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church over 250 people are expected to attend United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 12th annual Breakfast with Community Leaders hosted by United Way’s African American Leadership affinity group. The free event is open to the public and will feature a panel discussion […]

Mar
25
Wed
2020 Community Speaker Series feat. Misty Copeland @ Piedmont Hall
Mar 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

2020 Community Speaker Series feat. Misty Copeland

Wednesday, March 25, 2020  | 12:30 – 2 p.m. | Piedmont Hall

Click here to purchase tickets, learn about sponsorships and more.

Apr
18
Sat
2020 The Human Race 5K – Join United Way’s Team! @ LeBauer Park
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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

Saturday, April 18, 2020 | Gates open at 9 a.m. & the race beings at 10 a.m. | LeBauer Park (208 N. Davie St., Greensboro)

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.

 

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
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!

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!

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.