Women United

Join Women United in fighting poverty

Women United is a diverse, vibrant donor network supporting United Way for Greater Austin. Members are committed to creating a powerful, female-driven philanthropic force to fight poverty in Greater Austin. 

Women United is open to everyone who identifies as a woman, including those who are trans and non-binary.

Why Join?

1 in 10 households in the Austin area is considered low-income, and race and zip code are some of the biggest predictors of a person’s life outcomes. Members are helping build a better Austin that works for everyone by investing in the building blocks of opportunity that every person and community needs to thrive – education, health, and financial stability. 

Women United is a community of like-minded women passionate about creating greater opportunity for local children and families. When you join Women United, you’ll have opportunities to network and collaborate with a diverse group of influential business and community leaders at exclusive events, all while learning about critical local issues and impactful local solutions.

Women United members have access to exclusive volunteer and advocacy opportunities. Volunteer with our partner organizations along with other neighbors looking to create change, and advocate for key community issues at the local and state level.

Join Us

Join Women United with an annual one-time donation or a monthly donation.

Member: Give $1,200 annually or $100 monthly (or more!). You’ll be invited to networking and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

Leadership Circle: Give $2,500 annually or $208 monthly (or more!). You’ll receive all member benefits plus complimentary tickets to the annual Women United Spring Luncheon and exclusive invitations to Leadership Circle coffee with women leaders.

Executive Committee

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Laura Gentner, JE Dunn, Co-Chair

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Leshia Hoot, NI, Co-Chair

To learn more, please contact:

Cathleen Berdan, Senior Director of Philanthropy – Individual Giving
WomenUnited@uwatx.org

More Resources

Stay up-to-date on what Women United has been up to by reading some recent quarterly newsletters sent to members: