Advisory Board




United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Women United is an influential group of 1,200 community-minded women who partner with United Way to improve lives and build a better future for our whole community.

Membership commitment: $500 or more with $250 directly supporting United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. 


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  • Secure a seat at the table—Use your voice to improve our community by securing your role among Buffalo and Erie County's most influential leaders
  • Make a lasting difference—Your investment in Education, Income, and Health and Wellness will have long-term positive effects on our community's well-being
  • Enjoy the benefits of volunteering—Volunteer opportunities are a rewarding way to help people in need and grow personally and professionally
  • Engage in meaningful advocacy—You'll have the opportunity to receive training and advocate on behalf of United Way's mission and our community's future 


Join the women leaders of today.

Call 716.887.2704 for more information.


WLC events to look forward to:

Community Baby Shower
Tour of Buffalo 
100 Women Who Care 
Lunch and Conversation with Local Leaders
Holiday Extravaganza Event 

Paulette M. Crooke                                 
Women's Leadership Council Chair

"As women leaders, we can shape the future of our community by helping United Way address the most critical needs. I've seen the positive impact of women leaders, and I'm proud to put our collective strength and energy into supporting United Way's mission."


Advisory Board

Bernadette Aja
Evans Bank

Jennifer (Yates) Bement
M&T Bank

H. Austin Booth
University at Buffalo

Mandy Carl
JRS Morgan Realty LLC

Mary Ann Coulson
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, LLC

Paulette M. Crooke
Community Volunteer

Laura Dolan
Bank of America

Lisa Feldman
Community Volunteer

Nickole Garrison
Wilmington Trust

Lee Grunert
Focused Marketing Associates

Debora Hayes
CWA District 1

Kirsti Hunt

Theresa Kazmierczak
Community Volunteer

LuAnne Kingston

Althea Luehrsen
Leadership Buffalo

Cindy Marlow
United Steelworkers Local 3609

Michele Mehaffy

Katherine M. Mohney
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, LLC

Stephanie Morgan
JRS Morgan Realty LLC

Kristin Nebral
M&T Bank

Jennifer Parker
Jackson Parker Communications LLC

Nancy Paton
University at Buffalo

Susan O'Sullivan
Ingram Micro

Tracey Scarpello
Nixon Peabody, LLP

Mimi Schanzlin
United Capital

Rupa Shanmugam
SoPark Corporation

Catherine Tojek
Walsh Duffield Cos., Inc.

Linda Walleshauser
Canisius College

Jessica Wangelin
Community Volunteer

Darley Willis
Erie Community College


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