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.
For more information on Women in Philanthropy, contact Casey Gray.
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
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
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.
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.
Members of United Way’s Women in Philanthropy and Retiree Giving Club donated their time on Day of Caring at ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter.
Volunteers helped ALS clean and organize their medical equipment closet, which will result in more efficient services for persons with ALS. Volunteers also organized items that can borrowed by patients and their familes, such as wheelchairs, walkers and respiratory machines.
Thank you to the volunteers who came out and helped this worthy cause.
California leads the country with the number of children in the child welfare system, with 55,000 children in care. That’s one in seven children statewide. Annually, about 4,000 of these youth officially “age out” when they reach 18-20 years of age. Without any support, former foster youth face a troubled future:
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. This month, Women in Philanthropy members celebrated the program’s accomplishments while recognizing new and current members at their annual members celebration hosted at the home of Lorrie Wilson, co-chair of the women’s group.
United Way’s Women in Philanthropy makes a meaningful difference in our community. Women in Philanthropy members are key investors in United Way’s foster youth work, which focuses on supporting foster teens as they transition out of the care system and into life on their own. Benefits of this powerful group include volunteer experiences, networking events, opportunities to shape the future of local foster teens, and more.
Marina learned the hard way that the old saying is true: Sometimes you can’t go home. Marina’s childhood was marked by addiction – her parents’ addiction and her own. Fortunately, her probation officer saw her perseverance and determination and sent her to Koinonia Homes for Teens.
As a foster youth at Koinonia, Marina turned her life around, due in part to Koinonia’s participation in United Way’s financial stability initiative, which includes our $en$e-Ability project that helps foster youth become financially literate and build savings accounts for when they move out on their own.