Women United

“Igniting the power of women to advance the Common Good in our Community”

Women United is a new Leadership donor engagement opportunity offered through Lubbock Area United Way. Women United is a dynamic group of 70,000 business women and community leaders, in 155 communities (within 6 countries), united around creating a stronger community and inviting women to be part of the solution. They have been a driving force behind the rise of community impact through their local United Ways for over 14 years. Far from being transactional donors, women get involved, shake things up and make great change.  Focusing on women’s philanthropy, advocacy, volunteerism, mentoring and leadership.

Women United has a giving component, with each member giving at the Leadership or Tocqueville Society Level ($1000+ annually).

Our local Women United group has chosen to make the prevention of child abuse and neglect its Signature Issue. Unfortunantley, our Lubbock community has one of the highest rates of confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect in the State. Our women are fiercely committed to protecting the precious children in our community through advocacy, mentoring, and financial support for Lubbock Area United Way programs and strategies that protect children and strengthen families.

Women United offers members year-round opportunities for engagement---online and offline---that are connected to the ‘signature issue’ and help to advance substantive improvement in community outcomes.

Women United advocates that the Lubbock Area United Way Board of Directors includes at least 30% women as members.

Join us and become a Women United member today!
Contact Paula Miser at (806) 747-2711 or pmiser@unitedway-lubbock.org for more information.

Opportunities and Events

  • A Night in the French Quarter, hosted by the Texas Tech Club
    The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and specialty drinks. Executive Chef, Martin Portales, inspired by New Orleans cuisine, has created an exquisite five course menu. Each course will be paired perfectly with a delectable wine. Women United is one of three benefactors of this event and will use 100% of their proceeds to purchase Baby Boxes. Click here fore more information on what Baby Boxes are and why our community needs them.

    Thursday, November 16
    6:00 to 9:00 PM  |  $75 PER TICKET

    Click here or call the Texas Tech Club at (806) 742-4496 for reservations!

  • Women United Mentor Program
    Women United is seeking 50 members to volunteer for a new mentoring initiative.

    Women United has partnered with Catholic Charities' Parent Empowerment Program (PEP) to match members with single moms enrolled in the program. PEP is a program that provides tuition, books, and additional assistance to parents enrolled in college with children under the age of 17. Most PEP students are single moms with multiple children, working full-time, parenting full-time, and going to school. Women United mentors can offer a listening ear, an encouraging word, and a "hand up" to single moms working for a better life for themselves and their children.

    If you are a Women United member interested in becoming a mentor, complete this fillable PDF form (to download, right click on the link and select "Save Link As") and email to Paula Miser at pmiser@unitedway-lubbock.org.