The Women United mission was simple – we want to help women and children in Jackson County succeed. Each of us shares a commitment to make a difference in our community.
Globally, Women United is a network of over 70,000 women in 165 communities in six countries who have raised more than $1.5 billion since 2002, making us the most successful philanthropic organization of our kind.

Locally, we’re more than 30 members strong from 24 local companies.
2017 was a year of challenges for Women United. Still, we put forth an outstanding effort at our signature event, Power of the Purse, which raised $10,000 for the Student Advocacy Center, supporting their mission to provide education advocacy and support … education mentoring … a voice for youth … and family support. We’re proud to support such a worthwhile organization in Jackson County!

As passionate as our members are about making a difference, we all wrestle with personal and professional demands, making it harder for us, as Women United, to carve out volunteer time to do the things we’ve traditionally done. They say that when one door closes, another opens. Which is why Women United is announcing its dissolution from United Way of Jackson County.

Moving forward, our focus remains on the activities that have made the greatest impact – The Power of the Purse and Do’Chas. These efforts will continue, under the auspices of the United Way of Jackson County. We believe this will open the door to an even larger base of volunteers while enabling us to lend our unique skills and perspectives to these programs to drive the agency’s broader vision: working to make Jackson a community rich in opportunities to eliminate poverty and allow all people to achieve financial stability and success. Think of it as replacing the “W” in Women United with an “L”, for Living United.

Thank you to everyone who has supported Power of the Purse for so many years. With your help, Women United raised more than $170,000 for local nonprofits since 2010.

Thank you to all the members of Women United, both past and present. You’ve shown our community what like-minded, committed, compassionate women can do to change lives in meaningful ways.