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Foster Youth IDA Program

United Way’s Women United raises funds to help foster youth prepare to be self-sufficient once they leave the foster care system. Through a special bank account called an Individual Development Account (IDA), for every dollar a foster youth saves, an additional dollar is placed into the account and can be used to purchase specific items such as transportation, education, computers, rent and health insurance. While saving, foster youth take financial literacy classes and learn how to build a savings account, comparison shop and budget. Each foster youth also receives tutoring, mentoring, life skills classes, and career and education planning to help with their transition.

Learn more about Women in Philanthropy and their work to support foster youth. 

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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
  • Donna R. Chipps
  • Romy  T. Cody
  • Char Donnermeyer
  • Susan Irwin, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Kris Johnson
  • Monica Kauppinen, University Enterprises
  • Jaynealyce Masaki Mitchell, Nationwide
  • 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
  • Sue Cutter, Nationwide
  • Emily Dilbreck
  • Allison Goodman, Intel  Corporation
  • Lisa Holmes, Enterprise Rent-aCar
  • 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
  • Tammy Trovatten, Deloitte & Touche
  • 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
  • Jessica Gauna-Miller, Nationwide
  • Phyllis Hayashi, Lyon Real Estate
  • Mary Beth Herritt, CalTrans
  • Tracy Jackson, Golden 1 Credit Union
  • Reneta Jenik, Intel Corporation
  • 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
  • Sarah Sciandri, SMUD
  • Dorothy Separovich
  • Suzette Shellooe
  • Denise Shepert, Deloitte
  • Stefanie Stenklyft, United Way California Capital Region
  • 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.

Please contact womenunited@uwccr.org if you would like to change your listing.