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Help drive lasting change in your community by joining a diverse group of 300+ local women who actively engage in philanthropy, volunteerism, and advocacy throughout Orange County.

Together, Women United members work to break barriers and improve lives by supporting our mission to ensure our students succeed, our struggling families gain financial security, our neighbors experiencing homelessness find a place to call home, and our most vulnerable residents get connected with the resources they need.

Members Enjoy The Following Benefits


Tangible transformation through Impact Hubs


350+ OC members
70,000+ worldwide network


Networking mixers & volunteer opportunities


Join the Leadership Council and other committees

Donate at Two Giving Levels

Alexis de Tocqueville Society Level

invest $10,000 or more annually, of which $3,500 or more supports United Way’s mission in Orange County

Leaders United Level

invest $1,000 or more annually to support United Way’s mission in Orange County

At the Alexis de Tocqueville Society level, your networking opportunities expand even more. You can connect with hundreds of top philanthropists and community leaders at special events throughout the year.

2023-24 Women United Event Calendar

Become a Women United Member

When you join Women United, you become part of an energetic group of women, using their collective power of generosity to change lives.


Haunani Nakabara

Haunani Nakabara
Women United Co-Chair
Director Tax Operations PMO, Intuitive

Maggie O'Sullivan

Maggie O’Sullivan
Women United Co-Chair
Executive Director, JPMorganChase

Increase Your Impact Even Further Through The Women’s Philanthropy Fund

The Women’s Philanthropy Fund helps OC women and their families who are facing poverty and housing instability build toward self-sufficient lives by supporting United Way’s Impact Hubs. By bringing comprehensive programming to local schools and other centers for community life, Impact Hubs allow students and their families to easily access services.

Currently, the Women’s Philanthropy Fund supports Impact Hubs at Title I schools, including Paul Revere Elementary in Anaheim and R.H. Dana Elementary in Dana Point, where 80% of families from both schools are considered low-income.

Your contribution funds Impact Hub programming such as:

  • SparkPoint OC financial empowerment program
  • Food pantry
  • Financial literacy for students
  • Physical education/After-school programs
  • Early grade reading
  • Campus beautification programs

Additionally, we provide life-changing stipend grants through partner non-profits that are helping low-income women and families. We pride ourselves on being nimble and strive to help whenever possible as long as the gift is leading to self-sufficiency.

Watch our heartwarming video to see Impact Hubs in action

Support The Women’s Philanthropy Fund

Women United members can increase their impact in our community through an additional annual minimum investment of $1,000* to the Women’s Philanthropy Fund. This giving level offers the opportunity to collaboratively decide the distribution of funds that provide direct client services and address important issues affecting our community.

We cannot accomplish all that is needed as individuals, but with Orange County United Way and the Women’s Philanthropy Fund, our dollars go further together.

—Laurie Dubchansky, Founder/CEO, Havaplan Financial, and Women United co-chair

Upcoming United Way Events

2024 Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast

Join 900 of OC’s top philanthropists and community leaders in making a positive impact in the lives of underserved children and families.

May 16, 2024 | 7:30 am to 10:00 am

Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92612

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Contact Us

To learn more about Women United or to join, please contact
Jessica Garrity, Associate Director, Development, at 949.263.6123 or via email.

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