When women UNITE, our community is stronger. ACTIVATE and join the Women United movement!
A network of passionate women who support United Way by giving, advocating, volunteering, and inspiring others to create lasting change in our community to support children and families in Maricopa County.
We are philanthropists, volunteers, and leaders within our community.
We are problem-solvers, hand-raisers, and game-changers.
We lead the charge and inspire change.
We mobilize the power of women to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.
We have gone after some of our community’s toughest challenges: Poverty and Food Insecurity.
We work with United Way and our community partners to turn potential solutions into action.
It’s not easy, but Women United does not give up. Ever.
We are committed to helping children get a strong start in life so that they are equipped for success in school, work, and life.
Women United faces our future fearlessly, with determination, no matter the obstacles that come our way.
We invite you to join us. Invest in our efforts. Become part of our Team.
With you, we are Women United.
As a valued member of Women United, you'll:
Members give an annual gift of $1,000 designated to one of Valley of the Sun United Way's community objectives. The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit* or the Step Up Program, which is a $500 gift in year one, $750 in year two and $1,000 in year three are also options for participation with membership engagement on day one.
* Direct up to $800 to United Way’s Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. Contributions may qualify for the Credit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations. Taxpayers filing as “single” and “head of household” status may claim a maximum credit of $400; taxpayers filing as “married filing separate” may claim a maximum credit of $400; taxpayers that file as “married filing joint” may claim a maximum credit of $800. Consult your tax advisor.
During our first virtual event, we raised $7,381 through our first text-to-give campaign.
51,074 bottles of water donated!
We raised $1,197 and distributed 1,960 snack packs to school children in the Valley.
Collectively we raised $481,000 to support children and families in our community.
1,000’s of books distributed through Read Across America Weeks, School Readiness Kits, and to Murphy School District.
Did you miss our December 4, 2020 Virtual Women United Community Leadership Event? Check out the event recap below!
Goodmans Interior Structures
Bobbie J. Fox
CopperPoint Insurance Companies
Dr. Melanie Abts
Rio Salado College
Ernst & Young
Bank of Arizona
Willis Towers Watson
Circle the City
Greater Phoenix Chamber
Alliance Bank of Arizona
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!
Get to know Paris Davis, our newest Women United Steering Committee Member and active volunteer. Paris is the Senior Vice President, Northwest Arizona Retail Division Manager with Washington Federal Bank.
Join our Women United LinkedIn Group and visit our volunteer portal for opportunities to connect, engage, and learn more about how we activate change.