Carolyn Miles Announced as 2017 Luncheon Speaker

Thursday, October 5
Farmington Country Club

RESERVE YOUR SEATS NOW!

We are very excited to have Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children, as the keynote speaker for our 2017 Human Services Grant Award Luncheon.

Save the Children is an organization that gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. The global Save the Children movement currently serves over 185 million children in the US and in more than 120 countries. As a global organization, Save the Children has committed to driving down the numbers of preventable deaths of children under 5, ensuring every child gets a high-quality basic education and protecting all children from harm.

Ms. Miles joined the organization in 1998, was COO from 2004-2011, and became President and CEO in September 2011. Under her senior leadership, the organization has more than doubled the number of children it reaches with nutrition, health, education and other programs. Resources were just under $700m in 2016. Miles' signature issues include hunger, learning outcomes, and ending preventable child deaths.

Prior to Save the Children, she worked in the private sector in Hong Kong for American Express and as an entrepreneur. While in Asia, she confronted the deprivation of the region’s children, which motivated her to dedicate her life to their welfare.

Miles has served on numerous boards, including Blackbaud, InterAction, USGLC, MFAN, Academy of Education, Arts and Sciences, FSG and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, where she received her MBA. In 2015, Miles was named one of the 50 World's Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine and inducted into the CT Women’s Hall of Fame.  She is married with 3 children.

Follow Carolyn via her blog, Logging Miles or on Twitter @carolynsave

 

 

 

Volunteer or Nominate a Friend

Are you interested in becoming more involved with Women United? Do you know a Women United member who would be excellent in a Committee role?

Women United is a volunteer organization. We need fabulous women to round out our Committees. If you or someone you know has the talent and enthusiasm for anything described below, we want to hear from you!
 
Programming Committee: The Programming Committee provides dedicated experiences for Women United members and prospective members through events. Important aspects of this Committee are speaker and topic selection and working closely with Events & Logistics. To volunteer or nominate a friend, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
Event & Logistics Committee: This committee coordinates with the Program Committee and Membership to support our events. Opportunities include event planning, venue coordination, menu selection, decor and day-of logistics. If you are good at working with venues and have an eye for detail, this committee is for you. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer or nominate a friend.  
 
Communications & Marketing Committee: Keeping the membership and our community up to date with Women United involves writing and editing skills, website maintenance, direct mail design, and email communication. We welcome anyone with skills or interest in media relations, marketing, social media, writing, or graphic design. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to volunteer or nominate a friend 
 
Membership Committee: The Membership Committee is not only responsible for new member recruitment, but also for engaging and retaining our current members. Working closely with Communications and Programming, we are looking for new, creative ideas to engage our members and increase event and committee participation. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to volunteer or nominate a friend 
Grant CommitteeThe 2017 Grant Cycle is in full swing, with our largest Grant Committee ever. We will be awarding $50,000 in grants this year. The Grant Committee has reviewed proposals from more than 15 local non-profits and are in the on-site visit phase. We will start building our 2018 Grant Committee in the fall of 2017. Look for an invitation to join the 2018 Grant Committee in the fall. Allyn Gutauskas and Jennifer Lehman are the current co-chairs.
  
Women United's mission is to engage with like-minded women, learn about philanthropy, and leverage collective giving. With your help, we have awarded almost 1/2 a million dollars to local non-profits. Thank you! 

2016 Grants Awarded

IMG 2727At our November 3 Luncheon, Women United announced our 2016 Human Services Grant Award recipients: Albemarle Housing Improvement Program for Children Safe at Home and Piedmont Housing Alliance for Nutrition and Community at Friendship Court. We awarded $20,000 to each organization.

Pictured here are Karen Reifenberger, Claudette Grant & Beth Kennan from PHA and Jennifer Jacobs from AHIP.

Learn More About These Programs.

Join the Grant Committee

WOMEN UNITED DONOR AND CORPORATE MEMBERS:

 

NOMINATE ORGANIZATIONS FOR OUR 2017 HUMAN SERVICES GRANT AWARDS
AND
JOIN THE GRANT COMMITTEE!


A benefit of your membership level is the opportunity to get involved in the Human Services Grant Awards selection process, which is central to Women United’s mission of maximizing women's leadership in philanthropy by engaging and educating the membership, increasing charitable contributions, and strengthening our community through the impact of collective giving to support human services.

CLICK HERE to verify your 2017 Membership is up to date. If you are a 2017 Donor or Corporate Member, you can participate in one or both of the following ways:
 
1.     NOMINATE AN ORGANIZATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A GRANT
 
The Grant Committee will soon begin the process that leads to the selection of Women United's 2017 Human Services Award recipient(s). Please send to us the names of any non-profit organizations or one of their specific programs or projects that you recommend for consideration by the Committee. Please include the name, e-mail address, and telephone number of the organization’s contact person with your nomination.
 
As you consider organizations/programs to nominate, please keep in mind that the organization you nominate must be a 501(c)3, and the organization or program should serve women and/or children in the localities of Planning District 10 (the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson).

Organizations that received Women United Human Services Grant Awards in the past two years are not eligible for consideration. For the 2017 grant cycle, these ineligible organizations are:  Albemarle Housing Improvement Program, Piedmont Housing Alliance, City of Promise, Foothills Child Advocacy Center, and Charlottesville Works Initiative.

To nominate an organization, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before February 10, 2017.  Include your preferred contact email address and telephone number.



2.     JOIN THE 2017 GRANT COMMITTEE

Please consider serving on the 2017 Grant Committee. We will be hosting an information session for donor and corporate members considering Grant Committee Service:

Thursday, January 26, 2017
9:00 to 10:30 am
Hantzmon Wiebel Conference Room
818 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville

RSVP by Friday, January 20, 2017, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Grant Commitee service is an excellent way to actively support Women United’s mission of maximizing women's leadership in philanthropy by:

•    Educating the membership about non-profit organizations serving our community
•    Contributing your skills to this comprehensive grant award selection process
•    Serving as a good steward of the funds provided by our members for grant awards
•    Meeting and collaborating with other Women United members

The three 2017 Grant Committee meetings will take place at the Hantzmon Wiebel offices in downtown Charlottesville.  As you consider committee participation, please be aware that attendance is critical to our ability to make effective use of our meeting time.
 
Meeting #1:  Thursday, March 16, 2017, 9:00 to 10:30 am
Meeting #2:  Thursday, April 20, 2017, 9:00 to 10:30 am
Meeting #3:  Thursday, May 18, 2017, 9:00 to 11:00 am

To serve on the Grant Committee, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before February 10, 2017; include your preferred contact email address and telephone number.

If you have questions, please feel free to email one of our Grant Committee Co-Chairs:

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SAVE THE DATE! Open House on February 2, 2016

Women United Open House

February 2, 2016, 5-7pm

C&O Restaurant, Charlottesville

Please join us on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, for this fun "get-to-know-us" gathering! Our FY15 Grant recipients, Big Brothers Big Sisters and ReadyKids, will discuss what they have accomplished over the last year with Women United funds. You'll learn more about our grant process and meet the Women United Steering Committee and Founders.

This event is open to the public. We encourage all our Members to bring friends and coworkers who want to learn more about collective giving in our community.  Appetizers will be provided, and a cash bar is available. 

RSVP to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 29, 2016.

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