Rappahannock United Way

3310 Shannon Park Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408    |    (540) 373-0041

What is Women United?

Women United is part of a global network of more than 70,000 women in 165 communities across six countries, all dedicated to improving lives and creating stronger communities.

Through Women United, Rappahannock United Way is bringing together local women who will fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. Women United members are donors who go above and beyond to invest their resources, time, and talent into addressing our community's critical issues. Using directed gifts, volunteerism, and issue-focused fundraising, these women will "lead the charge and inspire the change" right here in the Fredericksburg region.

How to Join

We invite you to join Women United and become a part of creating long-lasting change in our community. Women United membership is an annual gift of $1,000 to Rappahannock United Way. By making this investment, our members are helping us build a community that is hopeful, resilient, and self-sufficient.

To learn more about membership and your donation options, contact Janel Donohue, President of Rappahannock United Way.

By joining Women United, you will make a difference through volunteer opportunities, have opportunities to network and collaborate with key business and community leaders, and have the chance to learn about the key issues impacting our community.

Upcoming Events

Rappahannock United Way’s Women United Leadership Council invites you to a special luncheon to honor the legacy of Cathy Davis and recognize Linda Worrell as the recipient of the 2022 Woman of Influence Award.

$50 per person.  RSVP online by October 7, 2022 – CLICK HERE to RSVP.

Silent Auction • Raffle Drawing • Woman of Influence Award Presentation • RUW Prosper Programs • …and more!

Please provide any dietary restrictions or special accommodations to Rappahannock United Way at least 10 days prior to the event.

Unable to attend the Women of Influence Luncheon? A gift in honor and/or in celebration will show your support – CLICK HERE to make a monetary gift.

Sponsorship opportunities are available – CLICK HERE to learn more.

Contact Megan Dolecki with any questions.

Event Photos

Conversations That Matter... to Her | May 11, 2022

THANK YOU to all who joined Rappahannock United Way’s Women United for an evening of learning and conversations focused on how being coached helps women experience the power of resiliency.  Special thanks to RUW’s Women United Council Members and to the featured coaches of the evening:

Donna Hetrick – Owner of Lifestyle Fitness & Nutrition and Certified Clinical Nutritionist

Jean Ibañez Payne – Founder of TI Verbatim Consulting Inc. and Certified Leader Coach

Beth Williams – Executive Director of HR, UMW and Certified Professional Life Coach

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors for making this event a success and to our Title Sponsor of the evening, TI Verbatim Consulting Inc.  Rappahannock United Way looks forward to our next Women United event.  Save the date!  October 12th we will celebrate local Women of Influence as we honor the late Cathy Davis.  More details to follow.

Women United Leadership Council

Susan Coleman, Chairperson
Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

Jo Ellen Armstrong
Carilion Clinic

Anne Betz
Atlantic Union Bank

Brittany Chiang
Flatter, Inc.

Natalie Henley
Navion Senior Solutions

Donna Krauss
Stafford County Government

Brooke Miller
Long & Foster Real Estate

Carley Swaim-Walker
Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

Amanda Talbert
GEICO

Beth Williams
University of Mary Washington

Past Women United Events

December 2019
120 women joined us for the 2019 Women United Kickoff event with special guest and author of The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls.  We were honored to have so many caring women present and engaged in thinking about resilience and perspective in our community.

Read more about our kickoff @ the Free Lance-Star

Event pictures can be viewed and downloaded here:  https://tinyurl.com/WUKickoff

September 2020
55 women attended the first "Conversations That Matter... To Her" virtual event. This conversation series addressed topics that affect women in the workplace - specifically in response to the changes we have all experienced during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch the Event Recording Now!

February 2021 
25 women attended the virtual "Refresh 2021" event with special guest and author of Permission to be BOLD, Barbara Gustavson. Barbara guided the group through mindfulness exercises and creating a vision for the upcoming year.