Women United

Women United


Women United provides members with the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, philanthropic, and fun organization of women leaders that care about our community. Members come together to create a better place for local women who are facing various hardships in their life. They increase the self-sufficiency of women to improve their lives, the lives of their family, and the community as a whole. As a member, you participate at a level that works for you. You can attend events, volunteer for projects, join a committee or graciously make a financial contribution to support projects.



United Way of Marathon County has committed to lifting 10,000 community members to financial stability by 2033 through its mission of Uniting to Thrive. Women United has also committed to this goal.

To support this bold goal, we will work to lift women and their families to financial stability by increasing self-sufficiency to improve women’s lives, the lives of their families, and the community. We will accomplish this by raising awareness, funds, and resources to help bridge the documented gaps in current services. 

To be considered for grants through Women United, your program must focus on our work of increasing the self-sufficiency of women to improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the community. The Leadership Council accepts requests for funding from local non-profit programs and distributes grants according to the funding request form. Requests less than $500 can be submitted anytime throughout the year.


Members have the opportunity to build relationships and friendships with other community-minded women at Lunch n’ Learns and Evening Out events held throughout the year. Join the Women United Facebook Group to stay up-to-date on upcoming networking opportunities. 

The Above and Beyond Award

This award recognizes a woman who has demonstrated a passionate desire to help others through her financial support and volunteer service to United Way of Marathon County's Women United.  Any member who has devoted significant personal energies to further the goals and objectives of Women United is eligible to receive the award.

Past award winners include:  Amber Gober, Erika Van De Yacht and Julie Grip 

Community Closet

Women United supports United Way of Marathon County's Community Closet. United Way has been providing clothing to the community since 2013 through Rebecca's Closet (children's clothing) and Career Closet (workwear). These projects were led and championed by Women United and Emerging Leaders Affinity Groups, respectively. In an effort to increase access, reduce stigma, and reduce barriers, the Community Closet re-opened in July 2023 for all ages, offering a wider variety of clothing styles and in-person shopping. Learn more here.


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