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

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Women United in Washington, DC

Women United are leaders who utilize their power to make lasting impact. Women United members support United Way NCA’s mission to mobilize all sectors of the community to work together with one goal in mind – helping children and families live their best lives by reducing disparities and increasing equity across our three pillars of health, education and economic opportunity.

Over the years, Women United’s focus has been on supporting women and girls and has ranged from advocating for young teen girls to empowering their economic opportunity and mentoring the next generation of women leaders.

Member Benefits:

By joining Women United with an annual donation of $2,500 or more, you will not only have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to improve the community you work and live in, you will also receive special benefits and opportunities, including:

  • Networking with women leaders from the various sectors in our community, including philanthropy, business, law, education and public service, as well as the United Way NCA leadership team.
  • Special invitations to Women United events and receptions.
  • Membership in Leaders United, United Way NCA’s leadership giving community, bringing together like-minded individuals who recognize the challenges facing members of our community and are committed to investing their resources to make a difference in United Way NCA’s pillars of health, education and economic opportunity.
  • Recognition as a community leader at United Way NCA events and our annual report, as well as other publications, as appropriate.

If you are interested in joining or learning more about Women United, please contact womenunited@uwnca.org.

Learn More About Women United

To learn how you can get involved, contact womenunited@uwnca.org.

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How do I join Women United?
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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!

How do I make my donation?
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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 our donation page to make your gift online and indicate that you’re interested in joining the Women’s Leadership Council.

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?
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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.


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Emerging Leaders

United Way’s Emerging Leaders is a group of passionate, community-focused, up-and-coming professionals in their 20s and 30s who want to connect with like-minded peers, serve their community and develop as leaders for change.

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Tocqueville Society

United Way’s Tocqueville Society is a group of leading philanthropists who understand the value of a major investment in our community, especially when directed and leveraged. Tocqueville Society philanthropists achieve the goal through leading an annual, signature volunteer event that engages our community, by giving personally and by sharing the opportunity to invest among peers and colleagues.

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