At our 2014 Human Services Grant Award Luncheon on November 21, 2014 at Farmington Country Club, Women United awarded two $22,500 grants – a total of $45,000 – to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge and Ready Kids Cville (formerly CYFS). With these grants, Women United will have awarded $312,825 to local organizations since our first Human Services Grant Award in 2006.

Women United welcomed Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter as keynote speaker for the luncheon.  A Charlottesville native, Dr. Slaughter is currently the president and CEO of the New America Foundation, a public policy institute and idea incubator based in Washington and New York.  In 2012 Dr. Slaughter published the article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” in The Atlantic, which quickly became the most read article in the history of the magazine and helped spawn a renewed national debate on the continued obstacles to genuine full male-female equality.