15th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon was a BIG Success!
Members and guests raised over $47,000 for local foster youth programs

Success Story

Women in Philanthropy members and guests came together for another successful Women in Philanthropy Luncheon! More than 250 guests  raised money for United Way’s foster youth programs and celebrated the amazing work that makes a difference in the lives of local foster youth. It was a real treat to see the teens strutting their stuff and gaining confidence during the fashion show.

Because of our donors’ passion and commitment, we raised over $47,000 that will have an impact on these teens’ lives for years to come. We also welcomed several new members to Women in Philanthropy and many members stepped up to the next level of membership, including our newest Platinum membership level.

At the luncheon, we also announced that over the next year, United Way will reposition all women’s groups under a stronger and more unifying brand, Women United. Women United will play a pivotal role in the Square One Project – continuing to focus on foster youth by keeping them in school and on track, setting high expectations for their success through funding special savings accounts (IDAs), and ensuring strong support through things like our life skills workshops. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months on this exciting transition.

We can’t thank our donors enough for their generosity and passion! We are excited for the year ahead as United Way aims to help more foster youth bloom. With your continued support, we’ll get there!



If you attended the luncheon, please take few minutes to tell us about your experience. Take the event survey. Please provide feedback by Nov. 18.

What’s next for Women in Philanthropy? Every year our members come together to support local foster youth during the holiday season.  We’re already gearing up for the annual holiday gift and stocking drive supporting local foster youth in need. This drive concludes with a volunteer event on December 1. Learn more here.