United Way’s Women in Philanthropy is a group of local women dedicated to ensuring foster youth throughout our community are prepared for and successful in their futures. Members teach foster youth to manage their finances, lead life skills workshops, and make holiday seasons special by providing gifts and necessities. Dynamic and powerful, Women in Philanthropy members act as positive role models and essential advocates for the foster youth throughout the community.
This dynamic group is one of 120 United Way women’s groups nationwide and brings women together to foster the future, preparing foster youth for a successful adulthood. With more than 50,000 members across the country, United Way women’s groups have raised $700 million since 2001 and are expected to reach $1 billion this year.
We are so excited to ring in the13th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon. For those of you who have been with us since the first luncheon, we have heard you! You told us you miss having the event at Arden Fair Mall and this year, we are taking it back to Arden!
Foster youth fashion show
Collection of foster youth stories
Foster youth as guests at tables
Light-up rings sold by players of Sacramento Republic FC(Entry into drawing)
High-end drawing prizes
Regular $75 – SOLD OUT
A gourmet lunch & gift bag
VIP $125 – SOLD OUT
Priority seating, a gourmet lunch,VIP gift bag, One Light-up ring, a foster youth at your table & portion of your ticket supports the fashion show.
Foster Youth Fashion Show
This year the fashion show will feature 20 foster youth! These foster youth will be sitting as guests at VIP tables and their ensembles will showcase their style but with a more business-casual feel as we guide them for success. We have provided a donation option during registration if you would like to help fund their ensembles.
Let’s have some fun & raise some money!
Sacramento Republic FC Players and United Way staff will be selling fun Light-up rings for $5 for entry into the drawing. Cash or cards accepted.
Thank you to all the Women in Philanthropy members and friends who have been supporting our program for the past 13 years. The generosity of your gift and involvement has made a difference in the lives of so many local foster youth.
Because of YOU, 90% of the foster youth in our program learned financial literacy and started a savings account.
We are looking for volunteers to lead various life skills workshops for local foster youth. See a list of workshop topics and dates below. You can pick the topic and date that works for you. We would love for volunteers to get creative and teach a workshop with a topic they are passionate about. Volunteers are responsible for designing the workshop coursework and for providing all necessary items and materials.
50 local foster youth, involved in United Way’s $en$e-Ability project, participated in United Way’s Women in Philanthropy presents Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The Day at the Capitol was created to expose the participants to information about a potential career in government and to inspire them to reach for their dreams. See the photos!