Women United

Women United


Women United provides members with the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, philanthropic, and fun organization of women leaders that care about our community. Members come together to create a better place for local women who are facing various hardships in their life. They increase the self-sufficiency of women to improve their lives, the lives of their family, and the community as a whole. As a member, you participate at a level that works for you. You can attend events, volunteer for projects, join a committee or graciously make a financial contribution to support projects.


Women United activities and funding focus on removing the barriers that keep low-income women from becoming financially stable. The Leadership Council accepts requests for funding from local non-profit programs and distributes grants according to the funding request form. United Way Women United has grants available to local programs. To be considered, your program must focus on increasing self-sufficiency of women to improve their lives, the lives of their family and the community as a whole.  Requests less than $500 can be submitted anytime throughout the year.


Members have the opportunity to build relationships and friendships with other community-minded women at Lunch n’ Learns and Evening Out events held throughout the year. Join the Women United Facebook Group to stay up-to-date on upcoming networking opportunities. 

The Above and Beyond Award recognizes a woman who has demonstrated a passionate desire to help others through her financial support and volunteer service to United Way of Marathon County's Women United.  Any member who has devoted significant personal energies to further the goals and objectives of Women United is eligible to receive the award.
Do you know of a local female leader deserving of this award?  Complete the below nomination survey by end of the day on Friday, April 14, 2023.

Past award winners include:  Amber Gober, Erika Van De Yacht and Julie Grip 

Power of the Purse 2023
Thursday, June 8, 2023 
Purchase your tickets HERE!  We do expect to sell out this year. 

Power of the Purse 2022. With the generous support of individuals and businesses, there were over 295 registered for the event and we were able to raise a record-breaking amount. Women United will be able to invest $40,942.24 back into the community to fund impactful projects that help low-income women and children in our community achieve financial stability. Previous grants gifted from Women United included Christmas for Mommies, Good Start Grants, Justice for Families, Project Step-Up, Rebecca’s Closet, and scholarships at Northcentral Technical College & UW-Stevens Point at Wausau.

In 2021, United Way Women United’s signature fundraiser, Power of the Purse, went virtual, raising over $15,500 to be invested back into our community to assist local programs that focus on removing the barriers that keep women and their families from becoming financially stable. Thank you to our corporate sponsors, generous donors, and attendees!

Women United members volunteer in Rebecca’s Closet.  This Community Closet is available for counselors, case workers, teachers and other providers working with low-income families can access gently used infant and children’s clothing and equipment for their clients. Learn more here.


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