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Powerful women. Doing powerful things.

Women United

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 and elementary school success.

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 program and provides grant monies to early childhood centers to advance the cause of high-quality care. The women of this group bring passion, wisdom, and expertise to get things done.

Women United exists to:

  • Advocate for high-quality Early Childhood Education Initiatives
  • Raise funds for school readiness programs including Kindergarten Countdown and Born Learning Trail, as well as any additional initiatives the Women United members determine.
  • Create volunteer opportunities that connect women to the Women United mission and help children educationally.
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Membership Highlight & Benefits

Women United of Allen County is excited to join forces with (the) Women’s Fund of Greater Fort Wayne by offering dual membership opportunities because we believe that when women succeed, the children whose lives they impact, succeed as well. Dual membership to the Women's Fund is available at the Advocate and Champion membership levels.

If you opt-in for dual membership, $250 of your membership gift will go to the Women's Fund and $250 will go to Women United. Membership gifts are made outside of workplace campaign donations. If you would like to be an Advocate or Champion please reach out to Amanda Davis at amanda.davis@uwacin.org or 260.469.4019.

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Born Learning Trail

Born Learning Trail is an innovative public engagement campaign that helps parents, caregivers and communities create quality early learning opportunities for young children. A born learning trail contains interactive signs with activities for adults to engage in with young children to turn an outdoor trip into a fun learning experience.

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Kindergarten Countdown

The Kindergarten Countdown program was developed to help families better navigate the education system and the kindergarten registration process and help kindergarten students be better prepared for the school year.

Four weeks (20 days) of high-quality instruction to develop readiness skills for kindergarten in literacy, English, and social-emotional adjustment for 20 students per classroom.

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Women’s Fund

The Women’s Fund seeks to improve the lives of Women and Girls and their collaboration with Women United will serve to strengthen both missions resulting in stronger, more unified efforts on behalf of our community. We are honored to offer dual membership options from both organizations and look forward to collaborating with the Women’s Fund for years to come.

“The USF students and I had a great time painting the murals at McMillen Park. We learned a lot and had to be patient with a variety of weather conditions. It was gratifying to watch the children and see their reactions when they walked by to investigate our work. We hope that this project will be enjoyed by the community for many years to come.”

Dr. Kathy Danko-McGhee, Program Director of Art Education & Pre-Art Therapy