Women United

About Women United

United Way KFL&A is part of a world-wide connection called Women United. Women United brings together like-minded women who want to use their skills, talents and resources to contribute to their community in a significant way. Women United builds on the strong legacy of Women in Leadership in our region with members giving independently to the United Way, or jointly with their spouses or partners. Read more about Women United in KFL&A here.

Local Network:

United Way KFL&A has approximately 450 women Leaders of the Way (donors who give $1,200 or more) who make a difference in the community by supporting local programs that have a significant impact. In 2021, these leaders contributed over $1.5 million! The goal of Women United is to bring even more women and resources together under the United Way umbrella in order to change more lives for the better locally. Women Leaders can be active as philanthropists at many different level starting from $1,200-4,999 a year.

Local Issues, Local Impact: 

Women Leaders get a chance to join other local women for a deep dive beneath the issues that affect people in the community.  They learn more about local issues and programs serving women and the most vulnerable in the community. They get opportunities to participate in discussions to help shape solutions to these issues.

For more information about how you can get involved with Women United, contact bvarma@unitedway.ca

Women United Leadership Challenge Grant

During the 2022 Campaign, United Way KFL&A announced that in addition to the Leadership Challenge Grant, a special Women United Challenge Grant would also be offered.  Thanks to a generous donation from Jessica Bayne Hogan, new female Leadership donors could increase the impact of their gift. 

Under the existing Leadership Challenge Grant, supporters who increase their campaign contribution to $1,200 or make a new $1,200 gift will see their donation matched. With the addition of the Women United grant, women donors would see their donation matched by both grants – tripling their gift to United Way KFL&A.

As a result, 40 new Women Leaders joined Women United and contributed over $150,000.

"I was delighted to extend an additional matching grant to the incredible women of our community. Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of co-chairing Women United and have again been awed and inspired by the level of compassion, engagement and genuine interest of the women involved in asking how can we do better as a community to fill existing gaps and support all of those in our community."

Panel Discussions

A series of virtual panel discussions are offered to Women United members. You can watch previous panel discussions at the links below and learn more about some of the issues facing vulnerable women in our community.