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.
Join Women United for a Virtual Gathering!
Women United members and guests are invited to a virtual webinar 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 will feature 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.
1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, June 25
The webinar is FREE via Zoom, but registration is required.
CLICK HERE to register.
Event Updates Regarding COVID-19
As we carefully consider the information available about the current COVID-19 outbreak and United Way’s commitment to the safety and health of our community members, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Interviews With Inspiring Women breakfast event scheduled for March 24, our Ladies' Paint Night scheduled for April 2, and our Lifelong Learning breakfast event scheduled for May 14.
We recognize that this is an unprecedented public health situation, and we will continue to monitor changes and provide updates as the situation evolves.
Please contact Sarah Chain at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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.
See photos from our August Interviews With Inspiring Women event
Thank you to all who attended our most recent Interviews With Inspiring Women breakfast event, featuring Edquina Washington! Edquina shared lessons learned from her experiences in community building and servant leadership, as well as stories of some of the mentors that have supported her in her personal and professional life. The event was a great opportunity to encourage women to work together and empower one another.
See photos from our Lifelong Learning May breakfast
Thanks to the 90+ members and guests who joined us on May 16 for Lifelong Learning: Women In Business, a breakfast event with Lynne Breil of The Professional Edge. Slightly different from our standard Interviews With Inspiring Women format, this interactive event with Lynne provided food for thought on the 7 Deadly Sins of 21st Century Business Behavior — even with a few collective groans and plenty of laughter sprinkled in.
CLICK HERE to view photos from the morning.
On Friday, June 21, 30 Women United members and friends participated in United Way's 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, Wyndridge Farm
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 Title Sponsor, WellSpan Health:
Thank you to our 2020 Presenting Sponsor
Thank you to our 2020 Supporting Sponsors