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 the committees below.

2020-2021 Steering Committee

  • Allyn Gutauskas, Steering Committee Chair
  • Libby Edwards-Allbaugh, Steering Vice Chair
  • Kristin Breen, Communications Chair
  • Maribeth Haynes, Communications Vice Chair
  • Connie Horan, Grant Chair
  • Karen Poos, Grant Vice Chair
  • Jennifer McCune, Membership Chair
  • Elaine Attridge, Membership Vice Chair
  • Joan Forrest, Program & Events Chair
  • Deborah Conway, Member at Large
  • Shannon Holland, Member at Large
  • Jennifer Lehman, Member at Large
  • Kendra Stribling, Member at Large
  • Ravi Respeto, United Way Liaison
  • Caroline Emerson, United Way Liaison

Communications 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.

  • Kristin Breen, Chair
  • Maribeth Haynes, Vice Chair
  • Alaina Schroeder
  • Gwen Cassady
  • Carol Lindsay
  • Brentney Moore

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. 

Calls for 2021 Grant Committee volunteers begin in December 2020.

  • Connie Horan, Chair
  • Karen Poos, Vice Chair
  • Kimberlee Barrett-Johnson
  • Kristin Breen
  • Leigh Ann Carver
  • Liza Fields
  • Kim Garrison
  • Yvonne Harmon
  • Kathy Johnson Harris
  • Carol Johnston
  • Katherine Knox
  • Cheri Lewis
  • Sarah Pevehouse
  • Courtney Polk
  • Rhonda Roberts
  • Daisy Rojas

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.

  • Jennifer McCune, Chair
  • Elaine Attridge, Vice Chair
  • Randi Carr
  • Tiffany Jenkins
  • Angela Taylor
  • 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. 

  • Joan Forrest, Chair
  • Open, Vice Chair
  • Deborah Conway
  • Mary Anne Grant
  • Deana Nowell

Women United in Philanthropy is a volunteer organization and we are always looking for members who want to be more involved. Please let our Committee Chairs know if you are interested in volunteering.