Exciting Changes for Women in Philanthropy

Amber Lovett

I’ve been the staff liaison for United Way’s Women in Philanthropy group since their inception in 2002 and for the first time, we are introducing new membership levels for the group. In the past, the membership level has been an annual donation of at least $1,500 to Women in Philanthropy or United Way’s Community Impact Fund.

We have just introduced, however, lower levels to give more women access to this dynamic group of women. Three amazing volunteers put together the new membership levels (Lisa Watts, Tamar Garrett and Meg Young) and it was approved last Wednesday by United Way’s board of directors. I’m excited to see what happens this year with membership and see how these women continue to support local foster youth and LIVE UNITED. I’m also excited to personally join Women in Philanthropy this year at the gold level.

These are the new levels and corresponding benefits:

Bronze Level ($375/annually)*

  • Recognition on United Way Web site
  • Semi-annual newsletter
  • Volunteer opportunities

Silver Level ($750/annually)*

  • Recognition on Web site
  • Semi-annual newsletter
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Social events
  • Business cards

Gold Level ($1500/annually)*

  • Recognition on Web site
  • Recognition in brochure
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Social events
  • Business cards
  • Annual members only VIP event
  • Membership pin and welcome kit
  • Gold Membership Card
  • Expanded profile on Web site
*The dollar amount at each membership level indicates the minimum donation that must be designated to United Way’s Women in Philanthropy or United Way’s Community Impact Fund. Corporate matching dollars can be used to qualify you for membership as long as the combined amount meets the membership level. This is a one-year pilot program.