Women United

United Way’s Women United program recognizes women who are leading the way in making an impact on our community. Women United is a network of philanthropists who recognize and encourage exceptionality in their ability to bring about positive community change.

They achieve these goals through designing and leading an annual, signature volunteer event, giving personally, and leveraging their personal and professional networks for the betterment of those in need in our community.


  • Special invitations to United Way NCA events and receptions.
  • Gaining firsthand experience with issues facing our community through discussions and visits to United Way NCA program sites.
  • The opportunity to work with like-minded philanthropists to build an annual day of service event for our community.
  • Special updates regarding the impact your philanthropy is having through United Way NCA.
  • The opportunity to network with United Way NCA leadership as well as other women leaders from the various sectors in our community: philanthropy, business, law, education, and public service.
  • Special recognition highlighting your role as a community leader at United Way NCA events, website, Annual Report, and other publications.
  • A Women United lapel pin.

To learn how you can get involved, contact philanthropy@uwnca.org or call 202-488-2030. Learn more.

Women United FAQs

  • How do I join Women United?

    Your participation in Women United starts with your investment of $2,500 or more to United Way of the National Capital Area. When you make your gift, please indicate that you would like to be included in Women United. After that, we’ll take care of the rest and you’ll

  • How do I make my donation?

    You can make your gift to United Way of the National Capital Area in several ways, including:

    1. Through your workplace campaign – Numerous workplaces in the National Capital Area participate in annual United Way workplace campaigns. Ask your payroll department for more information and how to make a donation. This option allows you to donate from each paycheck and spread out your investment.

    2. Online – Visit https://unitedwaynca.org/donate to make your gift online and indicate that you’re interested in becoming a Young Philanthropist.

    3. Send us your donation – Checks and pledge forms can be mailed to United Way NCA, Attn. Gabrielle Sherb, Department 0751, Washington, DC 20073-0751. For more information, please email philanthropy@uwnca.org.

  • What types of events do you offer?

    Women United holds events that vary among service and volunteer opportunities, social and networking events, and learning opportunities. Events occur anywhere from one to two times per quarter.


Other Affinity Groups

  • Young Philanthropists

    Young Philanthropists

    United Way’s Young Philanthropists is a group of passionate, community-focused, up-and-coming professionals in their twenties or thirties who want to connect with like-minded peers, serve their community, and develop as leaders for change.

  • Tocqueville Society

    Tocqueville Society

    As part of the Tocqueville Society, you'll meet with United Way NCA’s top leaders to provide input into our organizational strategy