Women United

A network of women dedicated to improving the lives of our children.

What is Women United's Purpose?

Women United is a dynamic, philanthropic group dedicated to promoting United Way's Bib to Backpack work around children's early development. Members give, advocate and volunteer to ensure that parents and caregivers in our region have the tools they need to help their children be successful.  

Our Vision
To grow a leadership group dedicated to United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s efforts to prepare children in Greater Detroit for lifelong success.

Step 1: Join our team

One of our dedicated staff members will reach out to you personally to learn how you want to give back. 

Click here for more about the benefits of joining

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Step 2: Make a donation

Our members not only promote this work, they also contribute to support it.

Click here to make your donation today

Step 3: Attend an event

Take an impact tour at a United Way for Southeastern Michigan partner agency focused on early childhood work, tour our headquarters, volunteer or attend a happy hour.

Click here to view our event calendar or to sign up

Step 4: Spread the word 

Help us grow Women United by using our toolkit.

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Meet our founding members

Our founding members are committed to this mission:

  • Co-chair - Beth Chappell 
  • Co-chair - Heather Paquette
  • Lizabeth Ardisana
  • Margie Dunn
  • Elyse Foltyn
  • Lisa Ford
  • Linda Forte
  • Regan Elizabeth Grant
  • Sylvia Hagenlocker
  • Kristen L. Holt
  • Sheila E. Konanur
  • Jennifer Kosonog
  • Mary L Kramer
  • Stephanie Kummer
  • Peggy Meador
  • Terry Merritt
  • Anne Mervenne
  • Leslie Murphy
  • Sandy Pierce
  • Bobbi Polk
  • Andra Rush
  • Michele Samuels
  • Michelle Srbinovich
  • Marcia Turner
  • Gwen Weiner

Join their efforts today!