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

United Way NCA’s Women United® achieves 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.

Are you a woman looking to get involved in your community?

Women United is about women helping women.

Women United members (WU) are community leaders and philanthropists who are focused on empowering and inspiring women to lead community-wide change that ends poverty. Membership consists of caring citizens who contribute $2,500 or more annually 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!

Member Benefits:

  • 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.

Learn More About Women United

To learn how you can get involved, contact Jennifer Barton or call 202-488-2030. Download Women United one Sheet PDF.

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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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United Way’s Young Philanthropists 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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