When women unite, our community is stronger.
No one understood the power of women to effect change better than Frances Wisebart Jacobs, founder of the nation’s first United Way 125 years ago. That philanthropic spirit is alive and well right here in Maricopa County, thanks to Valley of the Sun United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC).
Mission: Inspiring and connecting philanthropic Women to equip our community for success.
Focus: Preparing every child for success.
Locally, the influential women of the Women's Leadership Council network and advocate to support United Way by giving, volunteering, and inspiring others to join in creating lasting change for our community. For the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 fiscal years, they have committed their support to fundraising for Breakfast in the Classroom through sponsorship and relationship cultivation, becoming community ambassadors for the Breakfast in the Classroom program and hosting the annual We are United Luncheon.
Your combined leadership, expertise and passion will support and promote programs that provide a platform for the success of children, youth and families in our community. The Council's focused on ensuring children enter kindergarten ready to read at grade level by third grade, setting a strong academic foundation for local students.
As a valued member of WLC, you'll:
- Get an inside look on key community issues at WLC events and learn more through WLC communications.
- Be an ambassador in the community, attend events and invite your network of friends and colleagues to get involved.
- Be an advocate by engaging decision makers in the community.
Membership includes a donation of at least $1,000, designated to one of Valley of the Sun United Way’s Community Objectives. Through active participation in this important group of women our members feel more connected and encouraged about the future. For more information, please contact the WLC.