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Women United


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.

CLICK HERE to download a Membership flyer.


Interviews With Inspiring Women features Sara Shaw
Don't we all need a little more laughter in our lives? Women United for hosted our most recent Interviews With Inspiring Women event, featuring Sara Shaw, on Wednesday, August 18.
We had a great morning connecting with one another, plus an opportunity to hear from series sponsor WellSpan Health, and an update on United Way's annual Campaign and the impact of Women United, thanks to your generous support. Of course, the highlight of the morning was hearing from Sara on positive body image, genuinely supporting other women, and creating the life that you want to live. Thank you, Sara!
CLICK HERE to watch a recording (Password Qxx^q@7$)


Sign up to volunteer for Day of Action!
We asked, and you told us: You wanted options for Day of Action this year!
Registration for our in-person project at York Day Nursery is now closed, but there's still an opportunity to support our donation drive.
Members and friends who prefer a hands-off option or have a conflict that day are invited to support a donation drive to benefit York Day Nursery and their students! We are collecting diapers of all sizes, sunscreen, wipes, paper towels, packing tape, teethers and sensory chew toys.
Drop off items 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 23-27
York Day Nursery, 450 E. Philadelphia Street, York PA 17403

Help us support #yorkreads initiatives in York County!
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 joins in for Day of Action

More than 350 items were collected by Women United members and friends in a donation drive for United Way's 2020 Day of Action, benefitting United Way Partner Agency YWCA York and their emergency shelter and victims services program. Thank you to the women who participated and made an incredible impact for one of our amazing Partner Agencies and those they serve — stay tuned for this year's #DayOfActionYork on Friday, August 27!

2021 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

Lisa Duffy, UPMC

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

Emily Mink, York Traditions Bank

Mary Thomas, WellSpan Health

Tammy Winters, RKL LLP




Thank you to our 2021 Series Sponsor, WellSpan Health:


Thank you to our 2021 Presenting Sponsors


Thank you to our 2021 Supporting Sponsors




For additional information about Women United or membership criteria, please contact Sarah Chain at 717.771.3820 or via email at