Communities need champions who understand their problems, see their potential, and will offer solutions that will make a difference. And change is only possible when there is a vast and organized network that can lift up proven strategies and bring them to our communities.
Annual household gift of $500 or more to United Way’s Community Impact Fund
Recognition in the United Way Annual Report (optional)
Exclusive invitations to member events and volunteer opportunities
Additional educational and networking opportunities
Power of the Purse is an annual event that raises funds to support local women and children.
Since 2015, Power of the Purse has contributed over $330,000 to our causes: the Emergency Shelter for Families and the Power of the Purse Scholarship for women attending Parkland College.
Women United of Champaign County
Steering Committee Members
For questions or more information about joining Women United, please contact Becca Guyette or call 217-352-5151.
Women & Wisdom Unite Seminar: Shelter & Housing in Champaign County
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
4:00pm - 5:15pm
Cocktail hour following event
Stone Creek Event Center
2560 S. Stone Creek Blvd, Urbana IL
No charge to attend this event, but space is limited - please register early.
The Emergency Shelter for Families has been an initiative supported by Power of the Purse, and now Women United, since its inception. Come hear community leaders discuss all current sheltering, both long and short-term for men, women, and families and learn how we are working to provide sustainable living solutions for families in Champaign County.
- Lisa Benson, Community Services Director, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
- Beverley Baker, Director of Community Impact, United Way of Champaign County
- Rob Dalhaus, Executive Director, CU at Home
- David Northern, Executive Director, Housing Authority of Champaign County
Power of the Purse
Mark your calendars for April 30, 2020!
Sponsorship and purse donation information will be available in fall 2019.