Celebrate Women United!

5:30-7:30 p.m.

June 7
Club Soda (upstairs)
235 E. Superior St.
Fort Wayne

We have much to celebrate. We will toast Irene Walters years as as chair of Women United. We will welcome Joanna Rogers and Mary Coats as they take the helm.

In January, we wrote letters to our state representatives asking for their support for a state-funded pre-school program. In June, we will write letters thanking them for their work on behalf of Hoosier children.

And we want to hear from you about where we are going. In order to determine our course, we will review where we've been and seek your input on where we're headed as a group. 

Please RSVP to Cyndi Niezer at cyndi.niezer@uwacin.org or 260-469-4005 by June 2.

Wednesday, June 7





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. Women United proceeds fund early childhood programs such as United Way's Kindergarten Countdown, the State of Indiana's On My Way Pre-K Pilot program and provide grant money to early childhood centers to help them 

Photo: Women United President Irene Walters, presenting at the 2015 Women United Annual Celebration.





This year, Women United and United Way are able to provide $20,000 in grants for qualifying childcare providers. Paths to QUALITY grant applications for the 2016 grant cycle are now available! Please fill out the form, found HERE, and submit it by September 30, 2016 to Ruthie Hall. Also available are the scoring rubric, found HERE, and the MOA (Memorandum of Agreement), found HERE.


We offer several committees that you can join based on your interests, skills and availability. See the list of committees below and email Cyndi Niezer for more information or to get involved.

  • Governance
  • Advocacy
  • Education and Programming
  • Donor Development/Membership
  • Marketing
  • Power of the Purse Event

Women United Membership

 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 (Minimum pledge: $250)  
To become a member of Women United, or to find out more about Women United events and volunteer opportunities, email Cyndi Niezer or call her at 260-469-4005.