Purpose: To unite women and demonstrate their power to effect positive change as philanthropists, role models, mentors and leaders.
Local Vision: To build a stronger community by promoting literacy and lifelong learning.
Women United is a group where, regardless of age and background, women can come together to impact the lives of those in York County through volunteer projects, mentoring and hands-on leadership. Women in York County who currently contribute to United Way of York County and fall into the Membership Criteria (listed below) are invited to join this group of women.
- Currently contribute $500 or more annually to the United Way of York County, or
- Pledge to step up my gift to reach $500 annually within 3 years, or
- Become a new contributor and agree to step up to $500 annually within 3 years.
CLICK HERE to download a Membership flyer.
ICYMI: Interviews With Inspiring Women features Bev Mackereth
If you missed Women United's Interviews With Inspiring Women virtual event, featuring Bev Mackereth, CLICK HERE to watch a recording.
Bev shared great advice on how we as women can use our individual and collective coices to make a different and effect change in areas that we care about, from literacy and education to local government.
Women United hosts first ever Virtual Gathering!
Women United members and guests came together for a virtual webinar on June 25 to hear from some of our fellow members as to how they're adjusting in these new and challenging times — and to gather a little inspiration to keep us going to lead the charge and inspire the change! Moderated by Women United Chair Angie Hartman, the Panel featured Linda Gorter, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and Adams Counties; Julie Himler, Director of Community Education at YWCA York; and Jen Hitz, Chief Development Officer at Leg Up Farm.
CLICK HERE to watch a recording.
See photos from the 2019 Annual Meeting
Women United members and guests celebrated with our Annual Meeting on November 6, 2019. This celebratory event provided a chance to hear from organizations who support Women United's local vision of building a stronger community through literacy and lifelong learning, with a specific focus this year on early childhood education and the community impact of high-quality, affordable programs, featuring three panelists from United Way's amazing partner agencies: Christy Renjilian, Child Care Consultants; Jennifer Hockensmith, YMCA of York and York County; and Lisa Rumsey, York Day Nursery.
More than 30 Women United members and friends participated in United Way's 2019 Day of Action, York's largest single-day volunteer event, by painting fences at Able-Services. Thank you to the women who gave a bit of your time and elbow grease to make an impact for one of our amazing Partner Agencies. Check out photos from the Women United project and 80+ other project sites around York County!
2020 Women United Steering Committee
Angie Hartman, Chair
Andrea Bledsoe, Print-O-Stat
Kim Brenner-Zirkle, York Academy Regional Charter School
Christi Brown, WellSpan Health
Vickie Chronister, York Traditions Bank
Sonja Comegna, CGA Law Firm
Lisa Duffy, UPMC
Deb Goodling-Kime, Turning Point Counseling & Advocacy Center
Kim Hackett, VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove
Elle Hale, Century 21 Core Partners
Jennifer Hitz, Leg Up Farm
Deb Messersmith, PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company
Thank you to our 2020 Series Sponsor, WellSpan Health:
Thank you to our 2020 Presenting Sponsor
Thank you to our 2020 Supporting Sponsors