Women United

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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 their communities.

By joining Women United, you’ll become part of a community of like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, inspired ideas, and unique strengths to the mission of building stronger communities.

Women United mobilizes a powerful network of women who strengthen our community through an investment of talent, compassion, and philanthropy. Women United is fighting for women’s health, education, and financial stability. 

Member Criteria

Annual household gift of $500 or more to United Way’s Community Impact Fund

Member Benefits

Recognition in the United Way Annual Report (optional)

Exclusive invitations to member events and volunteer opportunities

Additional educational and networking opportunities

Join today by making a donation!


Power of the Purse is an annual event that raises funds to support local women and children.

Since 2015, Power of the Purse has contributed over $400,000 to our causes: the Emergency Shelter for Families and the Power of the Purse Scholarship for women attending Parkland College.


Women United of Champaign County 

Steering Committee Members

Deidra Dame - Community Member
Gianina Baker - University of Illinois College of Education
Kayla Banks - Carle
Julie Dorner – CORE Spaces
Meg Edwards - University of Illinois School of Information Science
Carrie Eisenmenger - Northwestern Mutual
Theresa Green - Carle
Jacque Schweighart - University of Illinois Foundation
Brooke Starks - Meyer Capel
Stephanie Stuart - Parkland College

Get Involved

For questions or more information about joining Women United, please fill out the form below.



Power of the Purse

Mark your calendars for May 6, 2021
pending covid-19 regulations

Sponsorship and purse donation information will be available in January 2021.