Established in 2002
$7.5MM Endowment Fund
$1.7MM Raised Last Year
Women United is a group of more than 750 women in Hampton Roads who are committed to helping women and children reach their potential. We serve this community, so your money and your efforts have local impact. We help women and children move out of crisis and into self-sufficiency. Our members strive to ignite change and make a difference.
Members give $1,000+ annually (or $42/paycheck) to become a member. You can make your contribution by clicking below or contact Sherri Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757.853.8500 ext. 106 for more information.
- Be part of a community of like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, best ideas and unique strengths to our mission.
- Volunteer in our community with your family and alongside other members looking to create change.
- Collaborate with key business and community leaders at exclusive events.
- Learn more about critical issues impacting our community.
The Women United Fall Luncheon is going virtual!
In this 45-minute long virtual experience, members and women interested in learning more are invited to join us for exciting updates on our work and to learn more about our plans as we move forward.
New for 2020! Help decide how we will invest $50,000 into our community!
Now, more than ever, our community needs us. Make your pledge for 2021 by Thursday, October 1 and you’ll receive a virtual ballot at the Fall Luncheon to help decide where $50,000 in grant funding goes.
Stay tuned for details on how to submit your pledge before the event.
About Women United
Women United impacts the lives of women and children right here in our community. Our two-generational approach tackles multiple issues facing at-risk women and their families with the goal of moving them out of crisis and into self-sufficiency.
Our nationally-recognized network of women philanthropists unite year after year in an ongoing effort to bring groundbreaking solutions that improve lives. Our $7 million endowment is the largest of its kind in the country, thanks in part to our 10 for 10 program, which challenges 10 women each year to invest $10,000 in breaking barriers for women and children.
Additionally, we’ve helped launch transformative initiatives based in research and best practices to create change in our community. In 2012, we launched United for Children to align community resources around the success of our children. This year, we are funding a pilot program that introduces an innovative model called Mobility Mentoring, which uses a proven coaching model to move families toward financial stability.
To learn more about Women United, download our 2018 Annual Report.
Board of Directors
2019 Chair | Waypoint Advisors
Dominion Enterprises (ret.)
Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer
Ashley Dorroh Galler
Summit Group of Virginia
Optima Health (ret.)
Women United Global Leadership Council | Sentara Healthcare
Dr. Bebe Edmonds
Tidewater Skin Care
Alison Bohan Johnson
Reed + Associates Marketing
Amy C. Bowden CPA LLC
Sandra Porter Leon
Tidewater Community College
United Way Foundation Trustee | Sentara Healthcare