Women United is a premier global network of 70,000 people engaged in philanthropy who represent United Ways from across the country, all dedicated to effecting change in their local communities.Download Brochure
Valley of the Sun United Way has hundreds of members locally who give, advocate, volunteer and inspire others to create Mighty Change in the areas of health, housing and homelessness, education, and workforce development right here in Maricopa County.
Our passionate members support the creation of opportunities that elevate the lives of all women in our community. With an emphasis on workforce development, we aim to provide women with the tools and resources they need for success.
As a Women United member, we invite you to share your time and knowledge with an amazing group of people who want to see and create Mighty Change in our community.
✓ Participate in a nationally recognized group of philanthropists who are dedicated to supporting each other and our communities.
✓ Engage at exclusive networking, volunteer and fundraising events that support initiatives addressing our community’s greatest needs: health, housing and homelessness, education and workforce development.
✓ Volunteer in ways that are meaningful to you, either as an individual or with your family, friends or colleagues. Your service with Women United can happen at times that are convenient for your schedule and in ways that will have a lasting impact on the communities we serve.
Creating Mighty Change takes an entire community.
Our members are united in their passion for community and philanthropy. With your personal financial commitment, Valley of the Sun United Way is able to convene our vast network of nonprofit partners that collectively work to reach our community’s goals for Mighty Change in Maricopa County. The more you can give, the more we can invest in programs and services that make a meaningful and lasting impact in the lives of children, families and individuals.
Join Women United with a minimum annual gift of $1,000 to the work of Valley of the Sun United Way. Gifts can be shared through a workplace campaign, combined with a corporate match, and with the support of the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. Make or renew your gift to join Women United.
Your gift may qualify for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. Learn more at vsuw.org/taxcredit.
Women United Visionary Leaders are pacesetters who demonstrate their elevated desire to impact our community.
Visionary Leaders make a gift of $25,000 to the work of Valley of the Sun United Way in the area of workforce development and issues that support women and children. Your investment can be contributed over a five-year period, with Visionary acknowledgement in the very first year. Gifts can be shared through a workplace campaign, combined with a corporate match, and with the support of the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. For more information, contact 602.631.4800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michelle is a co-chair for our Women United Steering Leadership Team and a passionate community advocate - especially when it comes to empowering women and ensuring individuals and families have the tools they need to thrive.
A dedicated, driven and determined mother and community leader who balances work, family and volunteerism. Her ability to turn obstacles into opportunities makes her an asset to our community and the entire Women United network.
Say hello to Jennifer Swanton! Jennifer is a passionate community leader and advocate for causes that are near and dear to her heart, and incredibly personal. Read more about this awesome Women United member!
Meet Kristy Smith, one of Women United’s original members, and an integral part of our Steering Leadership Team. Kristy volunteers her time and gives back to our community in so many ways, and keeps everyone around her laughing all the time!
Get to know Elizabeth Mahoney, a Women United member who supports us by actively understanding community needs, volunteering, and sponsoring our ‘We Are United’ luncheon. She is a business owner and the Principal at EverVest Financial.
Get to know Leslie Lewis, a Women United Steering Committee member who started her journey with United Way as a member of Generation United. Leslie is a champion for all things Women United and we are grateful for her community leadership!
Get to know Mary Contreras, a Women United member who supports our cause by sponsoring the Community Leadership Breakfast each year. Mary runs Mary Contreras State Farm Agency, is passionate and driven, and embodies the spirit of Women United!