The spirit of service in our community is impossible to ignore. Volunteers are everywhere: fighting hunger, promoting health and safety, teaching job skills, building homes, advocating for families, encouraging students and supporting families in need. United Way of the Midlands knows you’re dedicated to lending your time to help our most vulnerable neighbors build pathways out of poverty – and we’re here to make it easy.
Women's Leadership Council
The power of Women in Philanthropy is undeniable. Women are making a lasting difference in communities across the country by supporting numerous nonprofits and causes dear to them. Studies show that even though women, in general, earn less than men, have less money in retirement, and outlive their spouses, they are more likely to give and give more to charity than men.
Philanthropy is a very personal experience, and engaging with an organization directly is a great way to utilize the expertise of women from a variety of backgrounds. At United Way of the Midlands, we empower women to make a difference through the Women’s Leadership Council. This group of highly dedicated women work to increase awareness around causes central to our community. Their members are dedicated to creating lasting change, and are hands on in their commitment toward building a better future for youth and families in the metro.
Tocqueville Women's Initiative
Started by a group of motivated and dynamic Tocqueville women in 2008, the initiative strives to connect and engage women of the Tocqueville Society in the community work of United Way of the Midlands.
We will identify and engage Young Professionals with a desire to combine personal interests with community-strengthening work that aligns with the mission and focus areas (Basic Needs, Classroom Readiness, Workforce Readiness) of the United Way of the Midlands. This initiative provides a platform for our talented emerging leaders to channel their passion into tangible and actionable work that makes positive community impact.