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Read to Succeed!


From kindergarten through the end of third grade, students learn to read. From fourth grade on, kids need to be able to read in order to learn. 

Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success, and early age literacy is vital to education. We understand the importance of investing in early learning tools that will set students and families up for a lifetime of success. Studies show students reading at grade level are four times more likely to graduate from high school.

Get your taxes done for FREE
In-person or online options available

See if you qualify for valuable state and federal tax credits by using one of these two FREE tax return filing services before Tuesday, April 17, this year’s tax filing deadline.

  1. In person at a Sacramento area tax preparation site (if your household income was $54K or less in 2017). See tax preparation site locations and dates listed below.
  2. Online at MyFreeTaxes.com (if your household income was $66K or less in 2017). The website sponsored by United Way and powered by H&R Block software saves users an average of $200 in tax preparation fees. All you need is a valid email address, your adjusted gross income (AGI) from the previous year, and your income forms such as a W2, 1099, 1098, etc.

To schedule your free tax preparation appointment, call 2-1-1 (for Sacramento county residents only) or (916) 498-1000 or visit www.freetaxhelp.usIf there is a specific phone number listed with a site below, please call that number directly to schedule an appointment.

Square One Project Stephanie McLemore Bray

United Way’s 2018 Goals
With a new year comes resolutions, see what ours are!

Every new year brings an opportunity for reflection and renewal. Whether it’s to lose a few pounds or reconnect with old friends or get involved in the community, many of us pledge to make changes that make our lives and our communities better. As we look back on the past year, did we do the things that we resolved to do? Did it make a difference? What will we do with the year ahead?

Learn more about the AARP Experience Corps Program

Learn more about the AARP Experience Corps Program

Learn about becoming a volunteer literacy tutor and see how you can help kids succeed in school. We are looking for volunteers age 50+ to help local schools turn their struggling students into successful, confident readers. With approximately 2 days per week, 2-3 hours per day, you can make a lasting impact in a child’s life. 

To learn more about how you can get involved in the Experience Corps program, click here.

Action Groups


These women are making a difference in the lives of local foster youth.

Leadership Council

  • Allison Goodman, Intel Corporation
  • Rocio Cepeda-Espinoza, Nationwide Insurance
  • Romy Cody
  • Jessica Gauna-Miller, Nationwide Insurance
  • Tracy Sambrano, Enterprise
  • Andrea Shipley, UPS

Platinum Members: $3,000 annually

  • Susan Beighley
  • Jill Brown, Principal
  • Sue Cutter, Nationwide
  • Donna R. Chipps
  • Romy  T. Cody
  • Char Donnermeyer
  • Susan Irwin, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Jaynealyce Masaki Mitchell, Nationwide
  • Kris Johnson
  • Monica Kauppinen, University Enterprises
  • Pamela Stewart
  • Andrea Shipley, UPS
  • Stephanie McLemore Bray, United Way California Capital Region
  • Julie Quinn, Deloitte & Touché LLP
  • Jan Schori
  • Sandy Yasso

Gold Members: $1,500 annually

  • Eileen Bekic, Teldyne Technologies
  • Linda Brooks, The Sacramento Bee
  • Jenifer Campo, Principal
  • Lynne Cannady, LPC Consulting Associates 
  • Lisa Dalton, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Judy Gavia, Eureka Schools Foundation
  • Jennifer Granger
  • Caralynne Gregg
  • Susan Irwin, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Lindsay Kennedy, Nationwide
  • Stacey Larsen, Deloitte
  • Amber Lovett, United Way California Capital Region
  • Ruth Miller, Wraith, Scarlett & Randolph Insurance Groups
  • Carolyn Mullins
  • Diane Nakano, Sacramento Regional Transit
  • Mona Pasquil, Office of the Governor
  • Jane Patterson
  • Julie Petray
  • Debra Ramsey
  • Paula Reece, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
  • Tracy Sambrano, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Grace Kim Shin, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Genevieve Shiroma, SMUD
  • Vanessa Sheared
  • Sandra Smoley
  • Kathie Sowa, Bank of America
  • Pam  Stewart, American Leadership Forum
  • Carolyn Turpin, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Silver Members: $750 annually

  • Joan Abate
  • Lori  Aldrete, Aldrete Communications
  • Janna Azim, Franchise Tax Board
  • Rocio Cepeda-Espinoza, Nationwide
  • Paula Clarkson, Nationwide
  • Carol Clefton, Nationwide
  • Emily Dilbreck
  • Jessica Gauna-Miller, Nationwide
  • Allison Goodman, Intel  Corporation
  • Lisa Holmes, Enterprise Rent-aCar
  • Bonnie Humpal, County of Sacramento
  • Carol Houston
  • Donna Hubbard-Mobley, United Way California Capital Region
  • Cynthia Jimenez, United Way California Capital Region
  • Deborah Johnson
  • Sandy Joslin, Nationwide
  • Fawzia Keval, Elk Grove Unified School District
  • Elizabeth Koch, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Valerie Jensen, SMUD
  • Beth Koch, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Catherine Lackey, Delta Dental
  • Encie Lee, SMUD
  • Jennifer Macias, United Way California Capital Region
  • Rachel McCarty, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Maria Martinez-Jones, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Allison Moore, United Way California Capital Region
  • Terry Myrrdin
  • Catherine Pilgrim, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Sara Reid Herman, CoBank
  • Kristina Ricci, United Way California Capital Region
  • Patricia Rosenbaum, Next Move Sacramento
  • Jennifer Smith, Zions Bank
  • Shannon Stamps, Nationwide
  • Kim Tarbell
  • Lisa Thee, Rexel
  • Tammy Trovatten, Deloitte & Touche
  • Bonnie Tangen, U.S. Bank
  • Terra Wallace, U.S. Bank
  • Lorrie Wilson

Bronze Members: $375 annually

  • Nicole Anderson, U.S. Bank
  • Maryam Amiri, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Valerie Antkowiak,  Intel Corporation
  • Mariangela Bazzoni-Curro
  • Elizabeth Beigh, Farmers & Merchants Bank
  • Stephanie Biegler, Child Abuse Prevention Council
  • Judie Boehmer
  • Lisa Bracero, Nationwide
  • Rita Cepeda
  • Nancy Cody
  • Darla Colson, Gilbert & Associates
  • Cindy Conklin, Gilbert & Associates
  • Deborah Cortez, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Jessica Dias, Nationwide
  • Elizabeth Farrell, First Service Residential California, LLC
  • Rachel Falsetti, Department of Transportation
  • Susan Fox
  • Candace Fong
  • Robin Frazier, USAA
  • Denise Fullmer, First Service Residential California, LLC
  • Linda Geery, Gilbert & Associates
  • Phyllis Hayashi, Lyon Real Estate
  • Mary Beth Herritt, CalTrans
  • Tracy Jackson, Golden 1 Credit Union
  • Reneta Jenik, Intel Corporation
  • Lindsay Kennedy, Nationwide
  • Patricia Lindvall, SMUD
  • Molly Macdonald Boness, Intel Corporation
  • Yen Marshall
  • Candy McArn, Sacramento City Unified School District
  • Mary McCarrick
  • Kathryn McKim, AT&T
  • Tasha McLaughlin, CA State University Sacramento
  • Karen Miller
  • Annalene Myers, CalTRANS
  • Kitty O’Neal, KFBK
  • Kelley Palatinus, United Way California Capital Region
  • Ashley Poritz, United Way California Capital Region
  • Heather Razo, Music Department, Sacramento City College
  • Lynn Rickel
  • Leslie Stagena
  • Chanel Stallings, U.S. Bank
  • Sarah Sciandri, SMUD
  • Dorothy Separovich
  • Suzette Shellooe
  • Denise Shepert, Deloitte
  • Stefanie Stenklyft, United Way California Capital Region
  • Karen Stevens
  • Heidi Stevens
  • Andrea Sweetnam, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Marlo Tinney, Department of Transportation
  • Lora Watts
  • Ivayla Voybodova, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Amy Warren, Elk Grove Unified School District
  • Cristina Warren
  • Stacy Wolfenberger, United Way California Capital Region
  • Judy Yee, Air Resources Board

Additional thanks to our Women United donors who wish to remain anonymous, and to our supporters (contributing $374 or less) for their support of Women United.

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