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Help drive lasting change in your community by joining a diverse group of 350+ 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, and our homeless neighbors find a place to call home.

MEMBERS ENJOY THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS

PROFOUND LOCAL IMPACT

Tangible transformation through Impact Hubs

ESTABLISHED NETWORK

350+ OC members
70,000+ worldwide network

EXCLUSIVE
EVENTS

Networking mixers & volunteer opportunities

MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT

Join the Leadership Council and other committees

Women United members can 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.

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.

WOMEN UNITED COUNCIL MEMBERS

Alexis de Tocqueville Society Chairs

  • Laurie Dubchansky, Havaplan Financial
  • Maggie O’Sullivan, JPMorganChase

Leaders United Chair

  • Nisha Verma, Falck
  • Alexandra Harrison, CareDx, Inc.
  • Antonella Castro, Real Estate and Business Attorney
  • Artyn Gardner, Community Volunteer
  • Christina Henderson, Merrill Lynch
  • Cinda Churm, Community Volunteer
  • Demetria Moore, COMPASS
  • Haunani Nakabara, KPMG LLP
  • Jessica Demian, KPMG LLP
  • Karen Delaney, Willis Towers Watson
  • Natalie Whitlock, Kaiser Permanente
  • Sarah Odegaard, Snell & Wilmer, LLP
  • Sarah Yoder, Agendia
  • Suzanne Wisdom, Automobile Club of Southern California
  • Trina Norman, UPS
  • Wendy Nugent, Community Volunteer

UPCOMING WOMEN UNITED EVENTS

Local, Global & Me:
A women’s empowerment series inspired by Bank of America

A Quarterly Session Promoting Holistic Health
and Well-Being with Dr. Mahtab Jafari

Check back soon for the upcoming event details!

Dr. Mahtab Jafari Headshot
Dr. Mahtab Jafari

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.

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

Co-Chairs

Laurie Dubchansky

Laurie Dubchansky
Women United Co-Chair
Founder/CEO, Havaplan Financial

Maggie O'Sullivan

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

Nisha Verma

Nisha Verma
Women United Co-Chair
Senior Legal Counsel, Labor & Empowerment, Falck

Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast Photo Gallery

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WHAT WOMEN UNITED MEMBERS ARE SAYING

“What I love about being part of Women United specifically is that it allows me to show up in a real way for my community, even when I can’t physically be there.”

Nisha Verma, Senior Legal Counsel, Labor & Empowerment, Falck, and Women United co-chair

“I’m honored to be a part of the influential group of women who donate to the Women’s Philanthropy Fund, and to play a role in positively impacting outcomes for women and children facing high poverty, unemployment, and housing instability.”

Maggie O’Sullivan, Executive Director, JPMorganChase, and Women United co-chair

Upcoming United Way Events

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CONTACT US

To learn more about Women United or to join, please contact:

Amanda Hastings at 949.263.6141 or via email
Melissa Silva at 949.263.6171 or via email

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