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

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