The 2013 Women United Steering Committee, from left to right: Sarah Bodner, Ruth Stone, Connie Heflin, Irene Walters, Dr. Jeanne Zehr and Madeleine Baker


Formed in 2005, Women United is a powerful collaboration of women committed to significantly improving the quality of life for the children in Allen County by ensuring their readiness for kindergarten. We are dedicated to making a difference through focused philanthropic giving, advocacy and volunteerism.

Leadership Team
Irene Walters, Co-chair Steering
Sarah Bodner, Co-chair Steering
Susie Peirce, Co-chair Advocacy
Madeleine Baker, Co-chair Advocacy
Connie Heflin chair, Donor Development
Deborah Gibson, Co-chair Education & Programming
Janell Lane, Co-chair Education & Programming
Stacey Miles, Chair Volunteers



We offer several committees that you can join based on your interests, skills and availability. See the list of committees below and click here for more information. 
  • Advocacy Committee
  • Education and Program Committee
  • Membership and Volunteer Committee
  • Special Events Committee
  • Steering Committee



A combined household gift through United Way’s Community Campaign qualifies you for membership and match benefits.
  • Women United Leadership Council Membership (Minimum pledge: $1,000*)
  • Women United Membership (Pledge: $1-$999)

*United Way has matching funds available from the Robert Goldstine Foundation for new or increased gift of $1,000 or more.  

To apply for membership to Women United, please click here to download the brochure and application. Please email to Mary Huth.


Keep up with the latest Women United news with our e-newsletters! 

Janaury 2014 e-newsletter
February 2013 e-newsletter 
December 2012 e-newsletter
To become a member of Women United, or to find out more about Women United events or volunteer opportunities, contact Mary Huth or call 260-469-4005.

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