Women United

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Women United

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.  


Membership Criteria 

  • 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.


Help us support #yorkreads initiatives in York County!

Filling Littler Free Libraries with books

Women United strives to build a stronger community by promoting literacy and lifelong learning. We currently support two Little Free Libraries, at the Bob Hoffman Branch of the YMCA of York and York County in Dover, and at Golden Connections Community Center in Red Lion. The libraries are just one of United Way of York County's #yorkreads initiatives, which offer additional outlets to distribute age-appropriate books to children and families who may not otherwise have access, and to encoruage reading in the home.
In honor of Read Across America Women United held a weeklong book drive March 1-7, 2021, to benefit our Little Free Libraries and United Way of York County's #yorkreads initiatives. Thanks to drop-off sites at United Way of York County, Print-O-Stat, First Capital Federal Credit Union, Brown's Orchards, and CGA Law Firm, our community donated 2,326 books for all ages! Thank you!!
Still want to support these efforts? Check out the #yorkreads Wish List and make a purchase through Amazon.


Women United Annual Meeting

November 9th

Country Club of York

Check back soon for registration

Previous Events

Interviews with Inspiring Women


Lifelong Learning Event

2022 Women United Steering Committee

Kim Brenner-Zirkle, York Academy Regional Charter School, Chair

Elle Hale, Century 21 Core Partners, Vice Chair

Sonja Comegna, CGA Law Firm

Deb Goodling-Kime, Turning Point Counseling & Advocacy Center 

Linda Gorter, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams Counties

Mindi Funk, Univest

Melissa Lese, OSS Health

Deb Messersmith, PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company

Tracy Miller, UPMC Memorial

Emily Mink, York Traditions Bank

Tammy Winters, RKL LLP


For additional information about Women United or membership criteria, please contact us.

2021 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2021 Series Sponsor:



Thank you to our 2021 Supporting Sponsors:

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