Women United


Communities need champions who understand their problems, see their potential, and will offer solutions that will make a difference. And change is only possible when there is a vast and organized network that can lift up proven strategies and bring them to our communities. 

Women United ignites the power of women – who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done – to create lasting change in our community.

As an integral part of United Way, Women United fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. We are a diverse, vibrant group, bound together by a powerful sense of belonging — to each other, to United Way's mission, and to this place we call home. 

We Ignite Change.

In Champaign County, we tackle the issues that matter most to the people who call it home. We empower each other to leverage our passions, ideas, expertise, and resources to transform the very conditions in which people live.

With more than 700 members and $700,000 invested in local solutions, we’re able to create change in targeted ways, while also being part of United Way's bigger picture and broader cause. Two of our big wins include the establishment of a scholarship fund for women attending Parkland College and granting critical financial support to the Emergency Shelter for Families.

You may have heard of our big event, Power of the Purse! You might not know that we also host quarterly Lunch and Learn seminars, Volunteer Days, and more events to engage deeper with community issues and make a difference right here in Champaign County.

Signature Cause

Women United has chosen Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, powered by United Way, as our signature cause. Our goal is to increase the number of children in Champaign County registered for the free program, while also raising funds for United Way so the program can get more free books into the hands of children in our community.

Why Join?

  • You’ll be a part of a community of like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, best ideas, and unique strengths to United Way's mission of building stronger communities.
  • Volunteer within our community alongside others looking to create change.
  • Network and collaborate with key business and community leaders at exclusive events.
  • Learn more about critical issues impacting our community.
  • Advocate for key community issues at the local and state level.

Contact us with the form below, or email us today.

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How to Join

Membership in Women United is open to all women whose households contribute $500 or more annually to United Way of Champaign County. 

Women United Events

The Women United committee plans various events each year for our membership.
When you join Women United with a gift of $500 or more to United Way, you'll receive monthly updates and invitations to all our events.

Women United events are generously sponsored by Sterling Wealth Management



Women United Summer Social

July 17, 2024, 4-6 PM at Chophouse on Main, Mahomet

Contact Emily Neal to learn more

Lunch & Learn with Sterling Wealth Management

October 2024 - TBD

Registration will be emailed to Women United members.

Trivia Night

November 2024 - TBD

Bring your trivia skills and enjoy a fun ladies' night out. Registration will be emailed to Women United members.


Bottom Line Diaper Bank Repack

September 10, 2024, Noon

Signup available in August

"Sweet Dreams" Pajama Drive

November 4-15, 2024

Collection drive to provide local kids with bedtime essentials.


11th Annual Power of the Purse fundraiser
May 1, 2025

Learn more about this POPular event!

Sponsorship and ticketing information coming soon - contact Emily Neal

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