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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 featuring Leigh Ann Wilson
 With Inspiring Women breakfast event, featuring Leigh Ann Wilson,  was held on Tuesday, April 26.

Leigh Ann Wilson is currently the Director of Manufacturing Strategy for Stambaugh Ness. In this role she will expand its manufacturing and distribution practice area across a national footprint.

She voluntarily left as MANTEC's Chief Operating Officer where she worked from 2007 to 2021. Previously, Leigh Ann worked at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, as the Communications Assistant and the Marketing and Office Services Specialist for H.W. Lochner, in Mechanicsburg, PA. Leigh Ann was recognized by Central Penn Business Journal in 2020 as a “Women of Influence” and in 2019 as a “Forty Under 40.” She received the Ignite Award in 2017 from the York County Economic Alliance.

Leigh Ann currently serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of York County, Bell Socialization Services and the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation.  Leigh Ann holds a BS degree in Marketing and Communication from Juniata College and a MBA from Penn State, The Behrend College. 

She is married to Matt and they have two school aged children, Nolan and Odette.

Lifelong Learning: Panel on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Members and guests are invited to join Women United for our next Lifelong Learning breakfast event, featuring a panel on diversity, equity, and inclusion on Wednesday, May 18.

This will be a limited-capacity in-person event hosted at Wyndham Garden in York beginning at 7:30 a.m., with the livestream portion beginning via Zoom at 7:45 a.m. Join us in person or via Zoom!

CLICK HERE to register for the virtual event.
CLICK HERE to register for the in-person event.


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.

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

Erica Kahl, Wellspan Health



Thank you to our 2021 Series Sponsor, WellSpan Health:



Thank you to our 2022 Supporting Sponsors




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