Success Stories

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YLS Member Spotlight
Learn more about YLS Leadership Council member Joseph Ramos

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where do you work? What do you do for fun? I work for Shriners Hospital for Children-Northern California and I love my job. I get to work with the kindest, most generous community members, and every single day is different from the last. For fun, I enjoy playing sports (volleyball) with XOSO and I participate in local community theatre.

What motivated you to join United Way’s Young Leaders Society? It was important for me to find my own way of giving back and hands-on service was the perfect choice.

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Blog Written by: Erica Lee, Health Education Council

Health Education Council and Young Leaders Society Ask Students to Rethink Their Drinks

Unless you’ve been reading this blog with your eyes closed lately, you likely already know about the outstanding work the Young Leader’s Society (YLS) has done to raise more than $25,000 to support United Way’s Hydration Station Initiative in the Robla School District. What you may not know is that in order to support the use of the hydration stations, United Way has teamed up with the Health Education Council to ask Robla students and their families to Rethink Your Drink.

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14th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon
Tickets on sale for annual fundraiser to benefit local foster youth

We are excited to host the 14th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon on October 22 at Arden Hills Country Club. This event is one of the most unique opportunities in our region to network with other caring philanthropists and explore the benefits of becoming involved with United Way’s Women in Philanthropy. Most importantly, this event thrives on cultivating lasting change in the lives of foster youth in our region as they transition out of the foster care system and into adulthood.

We hope you can join us with a friend (or two!). REGISTER NOW

  • Fashion show
  • Hear from local foster youth and nonprofit partners
  • Update on the difference that Women in Philanthropy is making in the region and in the lives of foster youth
Ticket Options

Individual Ticket $75
A gourmet lunch and special gift

VIP Ticket $125
Priority seating, a gourmet lunch, special gift, portion of your ticket supports the fashion show.

Fashion Show

Local foster youth are excited to showcase their style with a business-casual feel as we guide them for success for future interviews and opportunities. You can help fund their ensemble by adding an extra amount on to your ticket during the registration process.

Let’s have some fun and raise some money

We are raising funds for our foster youth programs during the luncheon through a special campaign that will be presented during the program. Additionally, 100% of ticket sales will benefit these programs.


For event details and sponsorship opportunities, contact Stefanie Stenklyft at Stefanie.Stenklyft@uwccr.org or at 916-856-3990.

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Success Story

Westfield Village Elementary School
Cady's Book Club

For many low-income families, every dollar has to be stretched in order to put food on the table. Buying books for their children just may not be possible for some families. However, as studies show, nourishing children’s minds with literature greatly improves their performance in school. And there is no better place to start than at home. 

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