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Women United in Philanthropy Committees

Women United in Philanthropy is a volunteer organization. All members are invited to participate in our Committees and to nominate other members to serve. Our Committees work together to fulfill our mission to engage like-minded women, learn about community needs and philanthropy, and leverage collective giving to support human services for local women and children. To volunteer, email your interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Steering Committee

  • Kimberley Martin, Chair
  • Carolyn Cullen, Immediate Past Chair
  • Shannon Holland, Communications & Marketing Chair
  • Anne Gardner, Communications & Marketing Vice Chair
  • Jennifer Lehman, Grant Chair
  • Kimberlee Barrett-Johnson, Grant Vice Chair
  • Mary Pat Hanson, Membership Chair
  • Elizabeth Wright, Membership Vice Chair
  • Kristin Streed, Program & Events Chair
  • Kori Messinger, Program & Events Vice Chair
  • Erika Viccellio, United Way Staff Liaison
  • Margery Daniel, At Large
  • Maia Bannan, At Large

Communications & Marketing Committee

The Communications Committee shares news and information with members and our community. Our key responsibilities are to promote the mission and vision of Women United, serve as ambassadors for the organization, and engage our members and the community. We welcome anyone with skills or interest in media relations, marketing, social media, writing, and website or graphic design. 

  • Shannon Holland, Chair
  • Anne Gardner, Vice Chair
  • Erin Irtenkauf
  • Carol Lindsay
  • Maribeth Haynes
  • Elizabeth Willingham
  • Candace Schoner

Grant Committee

The Grant Committee serves Women United in Philanthropy’s mission of strengthening our community through the impact of collective giving. Through a comprehensive and transparent annual process, the Committee manages the nomination and selection of grant recipients. This process includes accepting nominations from Women United members, issuing RFPs, reading grant proposals, reviewing non-profit financials, committee engagement and on-site visits.

The deadline to volunteer for this committee is February 8, 2018. Before volunteering to be on the 2018 Grant Committee, please ensure you are available to attend these scheduled meetings:

  • February 9 (Friday) 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • March 20 (Tuesday) 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • April 24 (Tuesday) 9:00 am – 11:00 am 

Our 2018 Grant Committee includes:

  • Jennifer Lehman, Chair
  • Kimberlee Barrett-Johnson, Vice Chair

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is not only responsible for new member recruitment, but also for engaging and retaining our current members. Working closely with Communications and Program & Events, we are looking for new, creative ideas to engage our members and increase event and committee participation. 

  • Mary Pat Hanson, Chair
  • Elizabeth Wright, Vice Chair
  • Margery Daniel
  • Kelly Downer
  • Emily Martin
  • Tracy Meade
  • Anna Patchias
  • Kristin Sorokti
  • Peggy Woodall

Program & Events Committee

The Program and Events Committee provides dedicated experiences for Women United Members and prospective members through both educational and social events. We manage program topic selection, speaker/participant selection, and coordinate venue and logistics at the event. Our goal is to be informative, fun and engaging for all our members. 

  • Kristin Cummings Streed, Chair
  • Kori Messinger, Vice Chair
  • Maia Bannan
  • Deborah Conway
  • Alicia Lenahan
  • Anna Mendez
  • Deana Nowell
  • Beth Vanda

 

Women United in Philanthropy is a volunteer organization and we are always looking for members who want to be more involved. If you would like to be a part of any Committee, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Current Women United Members

UNDERWRITERS

  • Liza Borches, Carter Myers Automotive
  • Yvonne Harmon, BB&T Wealth
  • Jeanne McCusker, Home Instead Senior Care
  • Stacey McDonough, Royer, Caramanis & McDonough, PLC
  • Alison H. Webb

 CORPORATE MEMBERS

  • Kimberlee Barrett-Johnson, Barrett-Johnson and Associates
  • Beth Bassett, Bassett Home Services LLC
  • Suzanne Brooks, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company
  • Cheryl Duncan, CBS19
  • Libby Edwards-Allbaugh, The Tax Ladies
  • Sasha Farmer, Sasha Farmer Team Realtors
  • Brooke Jenkins, Virginia National Bank
  • Jennifer Lehman, Hantzmon Wiebel LLC
  • Cheri Lewis, Lewis Law Offices, PLC
  • Kim Martin, Carter Myers Automotive
  • Maryfrances Porter, Partnerships for Strategic Impact
  • T. Hope Rana, Bank of the James
  • Margie Swanson, MH Swanson and Associates
  • Virginia Tahboub, Rosewood Village
  • Sherry Williams, University Tire & Auto Center, Inc.

DONOR MEMBERS

  • Kakie Brooks
  • Rosemarie Capon
  • Carol Clarke
  • Trish Cluff
  • Tracey Collins
  • Deborah Conway
  • Carolyn Cullen
  • Margery Daniel
  • Cynnie Davis
  • Jennifer Feist
  • Sue Friedman
  • Diana Furr
  • Grace Giras
  • Allyn Gutauskas
  • Mary Pat Hanson
  • Bebe Heiner
  • Sharon Hostler
  • Linda Hunt
  • Barbara Hutchinson
  • Carol Johnston
  • Sharon Kennedy
  • Emily Kobyra
  • Harriet Kuhr
  • Celia Lankford
  • Barbara Lee
  • Etta Legner
  • Peppy Linden
  • Deborah McAndrews
  • Ann Myers
  • Valerie Palamountain
  • Sue Rainey
  • Katherine Rhyne
  • Jane Rotch
  • Kendra Stribling
  • Elsie Thompson
  • Anne Tilney
  • Cathy Train
  • Louise Trudel
  • Erika Viccellio

CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS

  • Byrd Abbott
  • Kate Acuff
  • Amanda Norris Ames
  • Maia Bannan
  • Sharon Barker
  • Louisa Barrett
  • Gayle Bragg
  • Bonnie Brewer
  • Antoinette Brewster
  • Daria Brezinski
  • Lisa S. Brook
  • Maxine Burton
  • Kristin Cory
  • Molly Akeel Crawford
  • Melinda Crews
  • Gigi Davis
  • Pat Davis
  • Mary Loose Deviney
  • Lucille Digges
  • Lydia Donovan
  • Peggy Echols
  • Chris Eure
  • Joan Fadden
  • Chris Faulkner
  • Nikki Fedoravicius
  • Joan Fenton
  • Marge Fisher
  • Dorrie Fontaine
  • Kathleen Ford
  • Anne Gardner
  • Janna Gies
  • Drew Ellen Gogian
  • Debbi Goodman
  • Sarah Graham
  • Jess Green
  • Sasha Greene
  • Meredith Gunter
  • Sonia Haimes
  • Amanda Hallstead
  • Lynda Harrill
  • Maribeth M. Haynes
  • Sally Hazel
  • Wendy Heifetz
  • Simona Holloway-Warren
  • Heather Humphrey
  • Elizabeth Irvin
  • Victoria W. Jones
  • Marta M. Keane
  • Barbara Kessler
  • Bettie Stewart Kienast
  • Susan King
  • Karen Knierim
  • Elyta Koh
  • Alicia Lenaham
  • Linda Lester
  • Sue Liberman
  • Carol Lindsay
  • Valerie Long
  • Linda Mayhew
  • Lee McCallister
  • Jennifer McCune
  • Tracy Meade
  • Kori Messinger
  • Derry Miller
  • Cecilia Mills
  • Christina Monfalcone
  • Maggie Morris
  • Judy Morton
  • Judith Mueller
  • Deana Nowell
  • Judy Nunley
  • Meredith O'Leary
  • Melissa Oprandy
  • Shana Pack
  • Arlene Page
  • Rachel Parsley
  • Beverly Pawson
  • KK Pearson
  • Kim Peel
  • Cathee Johnson Phillips
  • Ellen Phipps
  • Jacquie Pickering
  • Lainie Rainwater
  • Judy Rasmussen
  • Lindsey Reese
  • Ravi Respeto
  • Joyce Robbins
  • Judith Robinson
  • Allison Scholl
  • Mimi O'Connell Scully
  • Linda Seamann
  • Errin Searcy
  • Wendy Seay
  • Anne Slaughter
  • Judy Smith
  • Kristin Sorokti
  • Jeanne Stanborough
  • Grace Stillwell
  • Susan Talbert
  • Marisa Taylor
  • Sandra Thomas
  • Carrie Throckmorton
  • Dorothy Tompkins
  • Heather E. Towe
  • Leigh Trippe
  • Deborah van Eersel
  • Ellen Vaughan
  • Bitsy Waters
  • Martha Weiss
  • Roxanne White
  • Susan Wilkinson
  • Peggy Williams
  • Blair Williamson
  • Lauri Wilson
  • Peggy Woodall
  • Betsy Woodard
  • Elizabeth Wright

 

We are always accepting new Members. Click Here to Join Now! 

 

2018 Women United in Philanthropy Members

CORPORATE UNDERWRITERS

  • Liza Borches, Carter Myers Automotive
  • Libby Edwards-Allbaugh, The Tax Ladies
  • Lorri Haney, Advanced Network Systems
  • Yvonne Harmon, BB&T Wealth
  • Jeanne McCusker, Home Instead Senior Care
  • Stacey McDonough, Royer, Caramanis & McDonough, PLC

 CORPORATE MEMBERS

  • Kimberlee Barrett-Johnson, Barrett-Johnson and Associates
  • Beth Bassett, Bassett Home Services LLC
  • Cheryl Duncan, CBS19
  • Sasha Farmer, Story House Real Estate
  • Diana Furr, Champions of Destiny
  • Amanda Hallstead, Virginia National Bank
  • Jennifer Lehman, Hantzmon Wiebel LLP
  • Cheri Lewis, Lewis Law Offices
  • Kim Martin, Carter Myers Automotive
  • Robin Martin-Lawson, Travinia Italian Kitchen
  • Kori Messinger, Foxchase Design
  • Joyce Robbins, Robbins Staffing Solutions
  • Margie Swanson, MH Swanson & Associates
  • Virginia Tahboub, Rosewood Village

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

  • Kate Acuff
  • Nina Barnes
  • Louisa Barrett
  • Rosi Beachy
  • Nelsie Birch
  • Joanne Blakemore
  • Karen Boeschenstein
  • Karen Boyette
  • Gayle Bragg
  • Renee Branson
  • Bonnie Brewer
  • Antoinette Brewster
  • Sarah R. Bridenhagen
  • Kakie Brooks
  • Suzanne Brooks
  • Bobbie Bruner
  • Yvonne Chadwick-Mehta
  • Ellen Chaffin
  • Kara Chandeysson
  • Ashley Cherrix
  • Carol Clarke
  • Trish Cluff
  • Kate Collier
  • Tracey Collins
  • Deborah Conway
  • Kristin Cory
  • Candace Cox
  • Molly Akeel Crawford
  • Caolyn Cullen
  • Margery Daniel
  • Karen Davis
  • Pat Davis
  • Mary Loose Deviney
  • Courtenay Dobbins
  • Kelly Downer
  • Peggy Echols
  • Pamela Edmonds
  • Caroline Emerson
  • Patricia K. Epps
  • Joan Fadden
  • Nicole Fagerli
  • Karen Fairchild
  • Fran Feigert
  • Jennifer Feist
  • Liza Fields
  • Kathleen Ford Bonnie
  • Shirley French
  • Sue Friedman
  • Anne Gardner
  • Elizabeth Gatewood
  • Grace Giras
  • Jeannie Giuliano-Dunn
  • Gwen Goodman
  • Sarah Graham
  • Doris Greiner

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Katherine Greiner
  • Meredith Gunter
  • Paula Gunter
  • Allyn Gutauskas
  • Sonia Haimes
  • Mary Pat Hanson
  • Maribeth Haynes
  • Sarah Hazel
  • Wendy Heifetz
  • Bebe Heiner
  • Dawn Heneberry
  • Jennifer Henderson
  • Barbara Higgins
  • Heather Hill
  • Shannon Holland
  • Connie Horan
  • Linda Hunt
  • Barbara Hutchinson
  • Erin Irtenkauf
  • Elizabeth Irvin
  • Mary A. Jackson
  • Joan Jay
  • Carol Johnston
  • Jean B. Jones
  • Victoria W. Jones
  • Marta M. Keane
  • Lisa Keeler
  • Nicole Keens
  • Heather Kellams
  • Barbara Kessler
  • Bettie Kienast
  • Karen Klick
  • Karen Knierim
  • Katherine Knox
  • Emily Kobyra
  • Harriet Kuhr
  • Tina LaRoche
  • Alicia Lenahan
  • Linda Lester
  • Peppy G. Linden
  • Carol Lindsay
  • Emily Martin
  • Lisa Martin
  • Lois C. McKenzie
  • Sarah McLean
  • Tracy Meade
  • Derry Miller
  • Cecilia Mills
  • Christina Monfalcone
  • Judy Morton
  • Ann Myers
  • Deana Nowell
  • Judy Nunley
  • Arlene Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Valerie Palamountain
  • Kristina Parker
  • Anna Patchias
  • Honie Ann Peacock
  • K.K. Pearson
  • Kim Peel
  • Shelly Pellish
  • Cathee Johnson Phillips
  • Jacquie Pickering
  • Karen Poos
  • Leah Puryear
  • Sue Rainey
  • Gwenyth Rankin
  • Judy Rasmussen
  • Cay Lee Ratliff
  • Katherine L. Rhyne
  • Hailey Robertson
  • Kay Robinson
  • Jessica Russo
  • Candace Schoner
  • Alaina Schroeder
  • Mimi O'Connell Scully
  • Wendy Seay
  • Christine Shaw
  • Anne Slaughter
  • Judy Smith
  • Kristin Sorokti
  • Grace Stillwell
  • Kristin Cummings Streed
  • Kendra Stribling
  • Sandra Thomas
  • Shannon Thomas
  • Elsie Thompson
  • Anne Tilney
  • Dorothy Tompkins
  • Cathy Train
  • Victoria Tremaglio
  • Leigh Trippe
  • Louise Trudel
  • Ellen Vaughan
  • Erika Viccellio
  • Mary Walker
  • Mary Jane Warner
  • Bitsy Waters
  • Mac Weems
  • Martha Weiss
  • Beth Wertheim
  • Rebecca White
  • Susan Wilkinson
  • Peggy Williams
  • Elizabeth Willingham
  • Peggy Woodall
  • Betsy Woodard
  • Elizabeth Wright

 

We are always accepting new Members. Click Here to Join Now! 

 

2017 Women United in Philanthropy Members

UNDERWRITERS

  • Liza Borches, Carter Myers Automotive
  • Libby Edwards-Allbaugh, The Tax Ladies
  • Yvonne Harmon, BB&T Wealth
  • Jeanne McCusker, Home Instead Senior Care
  • Stacey McDonough, Royer, Caramanis & McDonough, PLC

 CORPORATE MEMBERS

  • Kimberlee Barrett-Johnson, Barrett-Johnson and Associates
  • Beth Bassett, Bassett Home Services LLC
  • Cheryl Duncan, CBS 19
  • Sasha Farmer, Sasha Farmer Team Realtors
  • Joan Fenton, Quilts Unlimited / J. Fenton Gifts
  • Diana Furr, Champions of Destiny
  • Paula Gunter, BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
  • Jennifer Lehman, Hantzmon Wiebel LLP
  • Kim Martin, Carter Myers Automotive
  • Maryfrances Porter, Partnerships for Strategic Impact
  • Ravi Respeto, AHIP - Home Repair Nonprofit
  • Margie Swanson, MH Swanson and Associates
  • Virginia Tahboub, Rosewood Village
  • Sherry Williams, University Tire and Auto Center

DONOR MEMBERS

  • Joanne Blakemore
  • Kakie Brooks
  • Suzanne J. Brooks
  • Carol Clarke
  • Trish Cluff
  • Jessica Cocciolone
  • Tracey Collins
  • Deborah Conway
  • Carolyn Cullen
  • Margery Daniel
  • Cynnie Davis
  • Courtenay Dobbins
  • Peggy Echols
  • Jennifer Feist
  • Shirley French
  • Sue Friedman
  • Grace Giras
  • Gwen Goodman
  • Doris Greiner
  • Allyn Gutauskas
  • Mary Pat Hanson
  • Barbara Higgins
  • Connie Horan
  • Dr. Sharon L. Hostler
  • Linda Hunt
  • Barbara Hutchinson
  • Carol Johnston
  • Karyl Kayton
  • Harriet Kuhr
  • Celia Lankford
  • Peppy Linden
  • Ann Myers
  • Valerie Palamountain
  • Sue Rainey
  • Kathy Rhyne
  • Mimi Scully
  • Kendra Stribling
  • Cynthia Stultz
  • Elsie Thompson
  • Cathy Train
  • Leigh Trippe
  • Louise Trudel
  • Deborah van Eersel
  • Erika Viccellio
  • Alison Webb
  • Peggy Woodall

CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS

  • Byrd Abbott
  • Kate Acuff
  • Amanda Norris Ames
  • Maia Bannan
  • Gina Barnes
  • Nina Barnes
  • Louisa Barrett
  • Bevin Boisvert
  • Karen Boyette
  • Pamela Bracey
  • Bonnie Brewer
  • Antoinette Brewster
  • Sarah Bridenhagen
  • Gayle Cash
  • Yvonne Chadwick-Mehta
  • Ellen Chaffin
  • Molly Akeel Crawford
  • Pat Davis
  • Mary Loose Deviney
  • Lydia Donovan
  • Kelly Downer
  • Pamela Edmonds
  • Caroline Emerson
  • Chris Eure
  • Joan Fadden
  • Dorrie Fontaine
  • Kathleen Ford Bonnie
  • Laura Galgano
  • Melissa Gardiner
  • Anne Gardner
  • Sarah Graham
  • Meredith Strohm Gunter
  • Sonia Haimes
  • Amanda Hallstead
  • Lynda Harrill
  • Maribeth Haynes
  • Sally Hazel
  • Wendy Heifetz
  • Bebe Heiner
  • Shannon Holland
  • Mimi Hyde
  • Erin Irtenkauf
  • Elizabeth Irvin
  • Jennifer Jacobs
  • Joan Jay
  • Jean Jones
  • Victoria W. Jones
  • Monica Jordan
  • Marta Keane
  • Lisa Keeler
  • Nikki Keens
  • Colleen Keller
  • Barbara Kessler
  • Bettie Kienast
  • Karen Knierim
  • Emily Kobyra
  • Tina LaRoche
  • Alicia Lenahan
  • Linda Lester
  • Sue Liberman
  • Carol Lindsay
  • Valerie Long
  • Linda Mayhew
  • Jennifer McCune
  • Sarah McLean
  • Jenny Mead
  • Tracy Meade
  • Kori Messinger
  • Derry Miller
  • Cecilia Mills
  • Jane Colony Mills
  • Christina Monfalcone
  • Judy Morton
  • Deana Nowell
  • Judy Nunley
  • Elaine Oakey
  • Meredith O'Leary
  • Shana Pack
  • Arlene Page
  • Anna Patchias
  • Ashley Patel
  • KK Pearson
  • Kim Peel
  • Cathee Johnson Phillips

 

  • Jacquie Pickering
  • Karen Poos
  • Daniela Pretzer
  • Gwenyth Rankin
  • Judy Rasmussen
  • Karen Reifenberger
  • Joyce Robbins
  • Hailey Robertson
  • Judy Robinson
  • Jane Rotch
  • Jessica Russo
  • Caroline Satira
  • Stephanie Scheel
  • Errin Searcy
  • Wendy Seay
  • Anne Slaughter
  • Judy Smith
  • Kristin Sorokti
  • Mary Frances Southerland
  • Grace Stillwell
  • Kristin Cummings Streed
  • Inessa Telefus
  • Sandra Thomas
  • Shannon Thomas
  • Carrie Throckmorton
  • Anne Tilney
  • Dorothy Tompkins
  • Victoria Tremaglio
  • Beth Vanda
  • Ellen Vaughan
  • Eileen Walsh
  • Bitsy Waters
  • Martha Weiss
  • Susan Wilkinson
  • Peggy Williams
  • Blair Williamson
  • Elizabeth Willingham
  • Lauri Wilson
  • Lindsay Witt
  • Betsy Woodard
  • Loring Woodriff
  • Elizabeth Wright

 

We are always accepting new Members. Click Here to Join Now! 

 

Women United - Join Now

Ours is a diverse group ranging widely in age and economic background. Our Membership consists of stay-at-home moms, professionals, retired individuals and other local women who want to make an impact. We have multiple levels of membership in order to be as inclusive as possible.

Women United is a volunteer organization. CLICK HERE to learn about opportunities to get more involved.

UNDERWRITER - $1,500+
This is a business or individual contribution that helps underwrite the cost of Women United events and contributes to the Collective Fund. Included with Underwriter sponsorship is one Corporate or Donor Membership with all the benefits, feature on event signage and select marketing items throughout the year, social media recognition and presence on Women United’s website Sponsor page.

DONOR MEMBER - $600-$1,499
Donor Members make a gift of $600 or more to the Collective Fund. In addition to attending exclusive Donor Member events, Members at this level have the opportunity to nominate non-profits for a Women United Humans Services Grant Award, the option to serve on the Grant Committee, and the honor of voting for our grant recipient(s). 

CORPORATE MEMBER - $600-$1,499
This is an opportunity to join Women United in the name of a business or company. For each Corporate Membership, the business or company may sponsor a female representative to be a member of Women United with the same benefits offered to Donor Members.

NEW PAYMENT PLAN!
Any Member donating $600 or more may establish a credit card payment plan by contacting Alaina Schroeder.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 434-972-1701.

CONTRIBUTING MEMBER - $100-$599 

Contributing Members are invited to most Women United events, may serve in the Membership, Communications or Events Committees, and have the honor of voting for our grant recipient(s).

Women United warmly welcomes all and hopes to grow our membership each year. Please  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions.

You may join or renew your membership either online (via credit card) or through the mail (via check payment).  If mailing a check, please download this membership form to include with payment.  Completed forms can be mailed to Women United, 806 E. High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.  If joining or renewing via credit card, please fill out the online donation form below.  Thank you!

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