Women United

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Women United connects and engages women who want to make a significant impact in our community.

Are you a dynamic, passionate, and community-minded woman? Then consider membership in Women United!


Why Engage

  • Network with other influential women who have a passion for the community through quarterly social events and volunteer opportunities.
  • Participate in volunteer projects that make a meaningful impact in our community, such as GEM (Girls EMpowered), our after-school program for fifth-grade girls at Hillandale and Upward Elementary Schools, and middle school girls at Hendersonville Middle School. 
  • Know that your contribution not only supports United Way’s work to improve education, income, and health but also supports focused projects that benefit low-income children in our local schools.

Membership in Women United

  • Your annual United Way investment of $1,000 or more qualifies you for membership in Women United.  Women who are currently members of the Ochlawaha Society, United Way’s Leadership Giving Circle, are eligible to participate in both groups with one gift of $1,000 or more.
  • A step-up program is available at a tiered level of $500/$750/$1000 over the course of three years.
  • Membership for women under 40 is offered at $500 annually. 
  • Contact United Way staff if you wish to join Women United and are not able to participate in the plans above. 

If you would like more information or are ready to join Women United, please call Denise Cumbee Long at 828-692-1636 ext. 1109.  

Women United Executive Committee Members

Kathryn McConnell, Chair
Lauren Wilkie, Vice-Chair
Suzanne Camarata
Pauline Carpenter 
Anna Conner
Beth McCann
René McMasters 
Laura Crago Mukosiej
Gretchen Nicholson
Tracy Robinson
Linda Showalter
Christa Willey

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