Women United


Women United
Be a part of a global United Way network of more than 75,000 women taking action and impacting change.

Women United (WU) is dedicated to ensuring local foster youth are prepared for a successful transition to independence and ready for success in life. WU supports United Way’s Square One Project – our commitment to end poverty by increasing the number of kids who graduate from high school ready for college and career.

Women United Members:

  • Raise funds to support United Way’s foster youth programs including matched savings accounts that help teens build their future beyond foster care.
  • Lead life skills workshops that help foster youth manage personal finances, apply for scholarships, navigate the college system and prepare for interviews. 

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Post 17th Annual Women United Luncheon

Women United Leading the Way
How our local female leaders are taking the charge for foster youth

March 2019 Blog Post

March is Women’s History month, and at United Way, we are proud to salute the steadfast members of Women United. Now in our 17th year, Women United, formerly Women in Philanthropy, has raised over $2 million to support foster youth aging out of care in the greater Sacramento region. Those funds have provided matched savings accounts for foster youth who reach adulthood without the benefit of family support or a financial safety net.

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“Small” Book Signing with Jane Anne Staw
Exclusive event for Women United Members

Women United members are invited to come together to hear about simple, straightforward ways to adjust our lens to SMALL. Spend part of your evening in this unique environment with renowned author Jane Anne Staw and other passionate women.

Members can bring friends, neighbors, co-workers (anyone who would enjoy an evening with the author) as we discuss the small secrets and keys to happiness in an ever-changing environment – it’s easier than you think!