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We're celebrating our 10th Anniversary and first $1 million raised! 

Check out our 10 Year Report here.

Women UNITED make change happen with their voices, time, and investments.

Founded by a group of five women leaders and United Way volunteers (Karen Heinle, the late Joan Henderson, Carol Hess, Joanne Judge, and Joan Paxton), Women UNITED provides a forum for members to contribute $1,000 or more annually and make investments that address issues for women and children. Since its formation, the Women UNITED has provided funding for:

  • A nurse/family partnership which matches nurses with low-income, first-time mothers to provide support from pregnancy through the child’s second birthday

  • Development and distribution of marketing materials for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program which provides free tax preparation service for low-income families; in the 2013 tax year, 3,701 households were served by 196 volunteers, making a financial impact of over $5 million to the local economy in refunds received and tax preparation fees saved

  • The MS (Matched Savings) Independence Program which provides a 3-for-1 match for women saving to purchase a home, continue their education, or start a small business; since the program’s inception, 19 women have purchased a home, 9 women have continued their education, and 2 women have started a small business

Through networking events and volunteer opportunities, members of Women UNITED have the opportunity to learn more about our community and the impact their investments make on others.

Bethany Novis, Chair
Jen Lauver, Vice Chair


2018-2019 Women United Members

Gold Members

Gold Members

Susan C. Adams
Joy Boatwright-Popli
Wendy Booker
Kay Burky
Linda L. Castagna
Justin Cerino
Gloria E. Degler, CFP, CDFA
Susanne H. Dombrowski
Lois Dostalik
Tamela J. Fassnacht
Susan J. Garofola
Sarah Gehret
Michelle S. Gibbons
Kathy Pandelidis Granbois, Esq.
Amy E. Groff
Barbara E. Hall
Denise C. Hartman
Melissa Hartman
M. Louise Hess
Sadie High
Joanne M. Judge
Ann S. Keim
M. Diane Koken
Katherine B. Kravitz, Esq.
Wendy Lance
Jen Lauver
Fran Legenstein
Doris Lyons
M. Michelle McCann
Pam McDonald
Julie McNamara
Theresa Mongiovi
Dr. Jeanne H. Neff
Bethany Novis
Joan K. Paxton
Carol Y. Phillips
Susan Rhoades
Beth Rice
Joyce Saeger
Amy L. Sahm
Angie Sargent
Allison E. Schlegelmilch
Stella Sexton
Sharon M. Sherban
Whitney Simione
Deidre W. Simmons
Dr. Brenda J. Smoker
Ellen St. Cyr
Robin D. Stauffer
Patricia Stockwell
Sue Suter
Janet Treer
Ann Treier
Linda Wright
Serena S. Wu
Silver Members
Heather Ace
Kimberly VanEsveld Adams
Sharon Allen-Spann
Beth Bowers
Nancy L. Bridy
Jennifer Craighead Carey
Denise E. Elliott, Esq.
Maria DiStravolo Elliott
Jill E. Gilbert
Teri L. Good
Jennifer L. Groff
Tammy R. Kershner
Bob Kim
Julia Livingston
Maureen Gimpel Maley
Kristin F. Marshall
Atty & Mrs. Paul Mattaini
Susan McMullen
Susan Morgenroth
Michelle Rondonelli
Mary L. Steffy
Diane & Ed Supple
Paul Trunk
Genise L. Wade
Kris Weeks
Barbara J. Wilson
Jennifer Zimmerman

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We apologize for any omissions of Gold or Silver members. We also thank supporters who invested gifts under $500 in Women United’s mission.