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 us for Literacy for All Ages: Let's Taco 'Bout It
Women United is excited to partner with the York County Literacy Council to offer a reader training event called Literacy For All Ages: Let's Taco 'Bout It!
Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, to learn more about literacy and the power of reading to all ages, from early childhood classrooms to memory units with older adults. Snacks and drinks provided, plus some helpful tips to make reading aloud engaging for any age. That night, you can sign up for a date this fall to put your skills into action! We're partnering with early childhood centers and other organizations to place readers for a one-time or ongoing commitment.
Thursday, September 12
Thank you to Interviews With Inspiring Women guest Edquina Washington
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 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!
2018 Annual Membership Meeting
2019 Women United Steering Committee
Christi Brown, Chair, WellSpan Health
Angie Hartman, Vice Chair, OSS Health
Andrea Bledsoe, Print-O-Stat
Kim Brenner-Zirkle, York Academy Regional Charter School
Vickie Chronister, York Traditions Bank
Natalie Fuhrman, Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP
Deb Goodling-Kime, Community Volunteer
Jennifer Hitz, Leg Up Farm
Sandra King, Glatfelter Insurance Group
Deb Messersmith, PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company
Dottie Rohrbaugh, Community Volunteer
Thank you to our Title Sponsor, WellSpan Health:
Thank you to Glatfelter Insurance Group, OSS Health, PeoplesBank, Print-O-Stat, and York Traditions Bank for being 2019 Presenting Sponsors: