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

Save the Date!

October 18th 11:30am to 1:30pm Women of Influence Award Luncheon at The Woolen Mill, 203 Ford Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Sponsorships and raffle donations are available and welcome. Stay tuned for more details!

Conversations That Matter... to Her: Psychological Safety

March 29, 2023 | Brock's Riverside Grill

THANK YOU to all who attended Rappahannock United Way’s Women United SOLD OUT event for an evening of learning and conversation focused on Psychological Safety on Wednesday, March 29th at Brock's Riverside Grill.

It was so wonderful to see 130 women come together to network, fundraise, and learn about Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Her brought to us by TI Verbatim Consulting Inc.

A special THANK YOU to our generous sponsors and to our event Title Sponsor, Susan J. Coleman, for making this event a huge success! With your support, no donor dollars were used in the planning of this event.  Check out more event photos HERE!

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.

Donna Krauss
Stafford County Government

Brooke Miller
Long & Foster Real Estate

Cara Parker
C Parker Consulting, Inc.

Carley Swaim-Walker, Vice Chairperson
Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

Amanda Talbert
University of Mary Washington

Beth Williams
University of Mary Washington

Past Women United Events

Women of Influence Award Luncheon

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Stevenson Ridge

Rappahannock United Way’s Women United Leadership Council recently hosted the first Women of Influence Award Luncheon on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at Stevenson Ridge.

This special event took place to honor the legacy of Cathy Davis and to recognize Linda Worrell as the recipient of the Woman of Influence Award. For over 20 years, Cathy dedicated her time and energy to improving lives and illuminating the path for others to follow.

During this inaugural event, RUW recognized Linda Worrell as the recipient of the 2022 Woman of Influence Award. Linda has an infectious entrepreneurial spirit and has been impacting businesses for growth for over 30 years. In addition to her business leadership, Linda, much like Cathy, has been a generous giver, mentor, influencer, and supporter of local nonprofit organizations like Rappahannock United Way and Women United.

THANK YOU to all who attended this special event as we celebrated so many wonderful women of influence within our community.

A special THANK YOU to our generous sponsors and to our event Title Sponsor, Rhonda Cary Fried, for making this event a huge success! With your support, no donor dollars were used in the planning of this event.

Check out more event photos HERE!


Were you unable to attend the Women of Influence Luncheon?

A gift in memory and/or in honor will show your support!

CLICK HERE to make a monetary gift

May 2022
Thank you to all who attended "Conversations That Matter... to Her" for an evening of learning and conversations focused on how being coached helps women experience the power of resiliency.  Featured coaches of the evening included:

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

Special thanks to our generous sponsors for making this event a success and to our Title Sponsor of the evening, TI Verbatim Consulting Inc.

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.

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!

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