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Women United

Leading the charge. Inspiring the change.

Join an unstoppable network of powerful women – business leaders and community volunteers – dedicated to creating lasting change in Metro Denver.

As a Mile High United Way Women United member, you will build strong bonds with like-minded community leaders, deepen your knowledge of community issues, and support women and children in crisis by sharing your wisdom, service, and generosity.

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The 22nd Annual Women United Luncheon

During this year's virtual Women United Luncheon, we heard from inspirational leaders, including our keynote speaker, Gayle King! We were so thrilled to share this uplifting and celebratory experience with you.

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2020 Women United Virtual Community Baby Shower

In May, Mile High United Way collected 423 baby items, which were distributed to our Bridging the Gap youth participants as well as the following partner organizations: Florence Crittenton, Family Tree, The Gathering Place, and Mountain Resource Center. Thank you to everyone who donated!

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The ECDC African Community Center has been awarded the 2019 Innovation Prize.

This year, Women United has selected the ECDC African Community Center as its 2019 Innovation Prize recipient for the launch of their innovative, new Driving Opportunity program for the female refugee and immigrant community in Metro Denver.

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Women Supporting Women: The Launch of a Mobile Coffee Truck

Bold Beans is a girl-voiced, girl-run, girl-led coffee business, and it gives teen girls an opportunity to explore entrepreneurship, gain tangible life-skills, and it sets them up for long-term economic independence. The mobile truck is a brand new addition to this business that came into existence with the support of Mile High United Way’s Women United Initiative.

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20th Annual Mile High United Way Women United Luncheon Raises Over $340,000 for the Metro Denver Community

“Change is a long game and it takes a long-term commitment to create a truly changed equal society,” keynote speaker Irin Carmon said. “No one is alone in this and our lives are interdependent. What better example of change is there than Mile High United Way, led by one powerful and fearless woman.”

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Your Impact in Metro Denver: Teresa Van De Bogart

"I have had the opportunity to spend time with some recipients and see the need as well as the support that United Way provides. So many non-profits have a singular purpose, yet United Way provides or coordinates a menu of services that really stabilizes and propels its beneficiaries to a more stable and fulfilling life."

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Nancy Reflects on Lessons Learned Through Women United

“What would my sons' lives be like if, at 18 years old, they no longer had access to support or direction from me or another trusted adult? I've realized the enormous challenges that youth leaving the child welfare system have to overcome without the resources my sons had.”

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Yun Hui’s Journey to Giving Back

“I believe education is the key to getting out of poverty.” Her experience as a young student inspires Yun Hui to volunteer.

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Become a Member of Women United

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Membership Benefits

Connections with like-minded community leaders who have a passion for driving social impact.
Exclusive invitations to educational lunches tackling important issues facing families in our community.
Volunteer engagement opportunities that make a lasting impact on children and families in our community
Leadership opportunities through signature volunteer events and committees.
Mentoring opportunities with new Women United members and women receiving services through our partner agencies.

Become a Member

Membership is open to donors who invest $1,000 or more annually to the Women United Initiative or a Mile High United Way program through your workplace campaign or through our Donate page. Gifts can be made by check, personal giving account, planned giving, stock transfer, or qualified IRA charitable distribution. To join or learn more, contact womenunited@unitedwaydenver.org

We believe in the power of women.

Mile High United Way's Women United invests in high impact programs that address the challenges faced by women and girls in our community.

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Women United Initiative

Our Challenge

Women and girls fact many barriers and challenges in our communities. These challenges include domestic violence, homelessness, gender inequity in the workforce, teen pregnancy, and lack of education and workforce development opportunities.
The Women United Initiative addresses these challenges through:
Education and awareness of issues affecting women and girls in our community
Investment in impact-focused and collaborative community efforts focused on women and girls
Engagement opportunities for Women United members through volunteerism

Where Your Money Goes:
Economic Opportunity for Women: 50%
The Women United Initiative invests in organizations throughout our community that address the issues affecting women and girls in our community. Some of the issues these partners are focusing on include domestic violence, homelessness, and gender inequality, ensuring that women and girls are receiving the support and opportunities they need to thrive.
Innovation Fund: 20%
The Women United Initiative supports innovative projects that focus on bold, unique services and programs that empower women and girls in our community. The recipient of the Innovation Fund Award is determined by Women United Initiative investors.
Emerging Needs: 20%
The Women United Initiative addresses emerging needs specific to issues affecting women and girls supported through Mile High United Way programs.
The Kindness Project: 10%
The Women United Initiative supports community and volunteer events hosted by and available to Women United members, including the Children's Holiday Party, the Community Baby Shower, Valentine's Day of Service, Birthdays in a Box, and Lunch & Learns.

Community Baby Shower

A third of American families struggle to afford enough diapers for their children. Support new families with diapers and other essentials so that children get the care they need and families can thrive.

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