Women United is a network of like-minded women who inspire and motivate others through philanthropy, leadership, and volunteerism. Members mobilize the caring power of women as they work to improve the Health and Wellness, Education, and Financial Stability of individuals & families in Buffalo & Erie County. 
A powerful philanthropic force, Women United also facilitates conversations and initiatives with the goal of promoting equity and empowerment for women - at work and at home.


Women United members donate $500 or more annually to the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. Gifts can be made as a one-time donation or spread out throughout the year (weekly, monthly, quarterly). 

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upcoming events

Gateway to Golf 2024

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2024 | 9 am - 3 PM

They say deals are made on the golf course, and Women United wanted to make sure that the women in our community were a part of them! Join us for a 9-hole scramble or participate in a Get Golf Ready clinic where you can practice chipping, driving, putting and more with local golf pros.

Afterward, we will gather for lunch, a basket raffle and networking. We sell out every year - sign up soon! Check out all the photos from past events here.

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International Women's Day BREAKFAST & DISCUSSION

FRIDAY MARCH 8, 2024 | 9 am - 11 am

Women United's International Women's Day Breakfast & Discussion has sold out again! We'll be spending the day celebrating the power ow women who give back. A casual, intimate breakfast and mingling will be followed by a fireside chat with Nicole Johnson-Scales, a thought leader in Women's Leadership and Corporate Social Responsbility, and a short awards program.

Weren't able to get your tickets in time?  Join our mailing list to ensure you never miss another Women United event!



Women United members are able to take advantage of unique volunteering opportunities year-round!

  • WNY Girls In Sports - Help empower young girls through the power of sports at our bi-annual Girls In Sports event. Read more ...
  • Community Baby Shower - Collect and pack baby bundles for new mothers in-need at our annual Community Baby Shower Packing Party.
  • Family Volunteer Day - Bring the whole family and tackle a large-scale volunteer project, like meal packing for local food pantries.

Women united advisory board

Bernadette Aja
Community Volunteer
Tricia Barrett
Crowley Webb 
Jamie Batt
Rupp Baase
Maggie Best
Tania Castillo
Chavuanne Cousins
M&T Bank
Laura Dolan
Bank of America
Rashida Dowell
M&T Bank
Leigh Farah
Lillian Finch
Community Volunteer
Jasmine Foster
Buffalo State
Nickole Garrison
Garrison Murphy Wealth Management, LLC
Gretchen Geitter
Buffalo Bills
Nina Heard
General Motors
Patty Kaminski
Wegmans Food Markets
Emily Kuch
Merril Lynch
Lisa LaTrovato
Buffalo Toronto Public Media
Mary Kate Loftus
Impressia Bank
Althea Luehrsen
Leadership Buffalo
Kelly Murphy
Ingram Micro
Jeannie Parent
The Buffalo News
Stephanie Peete
Say Yes
Colleen Reedy
SUNY Empire State College
Catherine Roberts
Community Action Organization
Rupa Shanmugam
SoPark Corporation
Tina Stenhouse
Community Volunteer
Kayleigh Terranova
Alison Wilcox
Girl Scouts of WNY
Robin Wolfgang


This Photo Shows all of the sponsors that donate to United Way based on rank