Women United

2022 WU Blessings in Boxes

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If you missed the registration deadline or your plans have changed, please email to Mary Ellen Kustin.

GIVEBACK OPPORTUNITY: Book Drive for Children in Foster Care

Check online retailers or bookstores for children or young adult titles. We will have a large box to collect book donations at the event!

Suggested Book Lists:

If you're unable to attend the event and still want to donate books, please drop books off at our office (722 5th Ave W in Hendersonville) by Monday, June 19.

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 make a joint gift with a spouse/partner of $1,000 or more or are currently members of the Ochlawaha Society, United Way’s Leadership Giving Circle, are eligible to participate in Women United.
  • 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.
  • The Women United Sponsorship Fund is available for individuals who are interested in joining but may not be able to meet the minimum donation level. For more details, please email Finance or click here to download the sponsorship fund interest form. 

If you have questions or would like more information about Women United please email Mary Ellen Kustin or call 828-692-1636 ext. 1107.  

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

Thank You to our Women United Sponsors




Champion Comfort Experts Logo WNC Bridge Foundation


GEM Backpack Sponsor





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