We Are United, presented by Women United, is our signature annual event to fund ending children's hunger initiatives, such as WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks and Breakfast in the Classroom, that ensure every child is well nourished and ready to learn.
In May 2019, our community raised $481,000 at the We Are United Luncheon. Our community's incredible desire to end hunger in the classroom resulted in more kids being able to focus on schoolwork because they had the proper nutrition. And even more were sent home with meals over the weekend so they show up to school ready to learn on Monday. We are so grateful.
In 2020, for our 5th Annual Luncheon, we expand our reach to include initiatives that support children with meals during summertime learning programs.
Carli Lloyd is an American professional soccer player for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Sky Blue FC in NJ. A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2008 and 2012), Carli holds the unique distinction of scoring the game-winning goals in the finals at both the 2008 Games in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London. She became the only American to score multiple goals in three separate Olympic Games (2008, 2012, 2016).
She also represented the United States at the past four Women’s World Cup tournaments (2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019) and is a two-time World Cup Champion (2015 and 2019). She has been awarded the most prestigious and highest award in soccer being named two-time FIFA World Player of the Year (2015 and 2016), only four other Americans receiving the award. She became the first player to score in six straight Women’s World Cup games. Currently she has scored over 115 + goals, in almost 300 games played.
Off the field, Carli is a role model who empowers fans to never give up on achieving their goals. She almost gave up on her own soccer dream, but with the help and motivation from her coach/mentor James Galanis, Carli continued her journey and has never looked back!
Provides 2,850 children each year with Breakfast in the Classroom - that's over 513,000 breakfasts per year.
Provides 48 children with WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks throughout the year, so they have food over the weekend and show up to school ready to learn on Monday.
Provides 1,140 children each year with Breakfast in the Classroom.
Provides 16 children with WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks throughout the year.
When we match up 2 donors to fund one school, we can provide 570 children each year with Breakfast in the Classroom.
There are several partner options available for you or your company to show your support of the We Are United Luncheon.
For full details on what a partnership includes, download our 2020 We Are United Luncheon Partnership packet here.
Mark and Amy Schiavoni
Aetna Medicaid and Mercy Care
Arizona State University
Fiesta Bowl Charities
Friends of Jim Sliwicki
Friends of Mary Alexander
SJS Investment Services
Sprouts Famers Market
A New Leaf
Alliance Residential Company
American Family Insurance
Brad and Kristy Smith
Carla Vargas Jasa
City of Phoenix
Dawn Blocker and Friends
Enterprise Holdings Incorporated
Ernst & Young
Friends of Susan Frank
Govig & Associates
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Greater Phoenix Leadership
Helios Education Foundation
Johnson Financial Group
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Mary Contreras State Farm Agency
Naoma and Randy Holmes
Pioneer Title Agency
Rio Salado College
Robyn Arnell Brenden