Women United

Leading the Charge. Inspiring the Change.TM

Our Mission: Women United aims to identify, support, and advocate for the diverse needs of our community. Our goals are to advance equity in the workplace and the community by promoting diversity and inclusion through funding local programs and services related to United Way of the Wine Country’s mission.

As an integral part of United Way of the Wine Country, Women United works together to foster impactful change in our community. We are a diverse and eclectic group bound by a powerful sense of belonging to each other, to the organization’s mission, and to the community we call home.

Women United of the Wine Country provides an amazing opportunity to network and collaborate more than 50 committed, passionate female philanthropists at exclusive engagements and inspiring volunteer events.

Please note there is no time commitment required with membership – your involvement and participation is up to you!

For more information, please contact Rosemary at 707.528.4485 ext. 136 or rosemary.giacomini@unitedwaywinecountry.org.

Women United Spring Community Grants Cycle 2021 Grantees:

Social Advocates for Youth – Housing Youth Human Trafficking Victims Program provides long-term supportive housing, and wraparound services for youth who have been sex trafficked or otherwise commercially exploited.

Petaluma People Services Center which will expand program services for unemployed low-income mothers with financial assistance for childcare, financial education, and workforce development support.

YWCA Sonoma County – Confidential Safe House Program and Encore Ongoing Advocacy Services support the financial stability of women recovering from domestic violence by providing financial education, job skills development, housing stabilization and benefits assistance; and advocacy to promote long-term economic wellbeing.

River to Coast Children’s Services Emergency Resources Program offers resources and wrap-around assistance to West Sonoma County families with young children in the home.

Community Action Partnership Sonoma County – Sloan House Financial Stability Program provides case management, workshops, and referrals to Sonoma County homeless women with the goal of helping them move into permanent housing, obtain and/or retain employment, and increase income.

Women United Advisory Board

Judy Coffey, Chair
Karleen Arnink-Pate
Becky Bartling
Michelle Glancy
Tina Sheldon
Lisa Wittke Schaffner