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

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 […]

United Way Promotes Volunteerism on United Way Worldwide Day of Action, June 21

Greensboro, NC (June 3, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro, in partnership with The Volunteer Center of the Triad, is promoting volunteerism on United Way’s Day of Action, June 21. On and around June 21, tens of thousands of people across the globe will volunteer as part of United Way worldwide’s Day of Action. Locally in […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders Host Basic Needs Kits Drive, Entire Community Invited to Volunteer

Greensboro, NC (May 4, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders invites members of the public to host “Basic Needs Item” drives. “The volunteer leadership of United Way Young Leaders was inspired into action after learning that every night in Greensboro more than 900 people go to sleep homeless. Basic needs kits are a simple way to provide practical help […]

Community Volunteer Collects 4,000+ Baby Items 

Every year, United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) hosts a variety of volunteer opportunities in partnership with the Volunteer Center of the Triad and various partner agencies to celebrate National Volunteer Week. This year, as many continue to social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic, UWGG encouraged community members to host Baby Items drives for items […]

United Way Announces Interim Leader, Launching President and CEO Search

Current United Way of Greater Greensboro Chief Financial Officer, Brian Graham will Lead Organizational Operations Until a New CEO is Hired  GREENSBORO, NC (April 8, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) announced today that its current Chief Financial Officer, Brian Graham will assume the organization’s interim leadership role of Chief Operating Officer, until a […]

United Way Promotes Safe Volunteerism During National Volunteer Week, April 19-23

Greensboro, NC (April 2, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG), in partnership with The Volunteer Center of the Triad and local community organizations, is promoting safe volunteer opportunities during National Volunteer Week, April 19-23, 2021. All are encouraged to get involved in an at-home or safe in-person opportunity. Visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/Volunteer to sign up for an opportunity […]

Jul
1
Thu
2021 MeaningFULL Meals Summer Food Drive Collection @ Across Greensboro
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

2021 MeaningFULL Meals Summer Food Drive Collection

Entire Month of July  |  Various times and locations

Thank you for your interest in hosting a MeaningFULL Meals summer food drive. In the summer months, many local children do not have access to nutritious meals and go hungry. You are invited to be part of the solution by supporting MeaningFULL Meals this July. Thanks to BackPack Beginnings and The Volunteer Center of the Triad for their partnership on this impactful annual event.

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Aug
12
Thu
Lunch & Learn with United Way’s New President & CEO, Khari Garvin @ Zoom
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch & Learn with United Way’s New President & CEO, Khari Garvin

Thursday, August 12, 2021  |  12-1 p.m.  |  Zoom 

RSVP today for this Lunch and Learn Series by clicking here. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to meet Khari Garvin, United Way of Greater Greensboro’s new President & CEO!


This event is made possible by generous sponsorship from:

Sep
1
Wed
99th Annual Campaign Kickoff & Bold Goal Announcement @ Elm & Bain
Sep 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

99th Annual Campaign Kickoff & Bold Goal Announcement

Wednesday, September 1, 2021  |  7:30 – 9 a.m.  |  Elm & Bain

Make plans to attend United Way’s 99th Annual Campaign Kickoff and discover our community’s new Bold Goal to end local poverty! Free breakfast and coffee served. RSVP TODAY

Sep
22
Wed
Community Speaker Series Featuring Rev. Naomi Tutu @ Koury Convention Center
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Community Speaker Series Featuring Rev. Naomi Tutu, Hosted by African American Leadership

Wednesday, September 22, 2021  |  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  |  Koury Convention Center

Make plans to attend United Way’s Annual Community Speaker Series featuring Rev. Naomi Tutu, Hosted by African American Leadership. Check back soon to RSVP!

Sep
30
Thu
United Way’s 99th Community Celebration Concert at Oden Brewery @ Oden Brewery
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

United Way’s 99th Community Celebration Concert at Oden Brewery

Wednesday, September 30, 2021  |  5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  | Oden Brewery

Make plans to attend United Way’s 99th Community Celebration Concert at Oden Brewery. Check back soon for more information!

Oct
23
Sat
2021 Trunk or Treat hosted by Young Leaders @ United Way's parking lot
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2021 Trunk or Treat hosted by Young Leaders

Saturday, October 23 | 2 – 4 p.m. | United Way’s parking lot

Join us for this fun, family-friendly event! Volunteers needed. Check back to learn more and sign up.

Nov
30
Tue
2021 Giving Tuesday @ Across Greensboro
Nov 30 all-day

2021 Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | All across Greensboro!

Join us to spread the word about United Way’s efforts to end poverty AND help raise funds to support this work. Check back to sign up to be a Giving Tuesday Ambassador.

Dec
14
Tue
2021 Conversations with Community Leaders hosted by AAL @ Location TBA
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

2021 Conversations with Community Leaders hosted by AAL

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Location TBA

Hosted by African American Leadership, join us for this annual event. Learn something new about a relevant topic and help generate solutions with fellow attendees.  Check back to RSVP!