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.
Rappahannock United Way’s Women United Leadership Council invites you to the
2023 Woman of Influence Award Luncheon
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 • 11:30am – 1:30pm
Woolen Mill • 203 Ford Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
This special luncheon is in memory of Cathy Davis, an extraordinary leader in our community whose tireless efforts and support of many local nonprofit organizations has benefited women for generations. For over 20 years, Cathy dedicated her time and energy to improving lives and illuminating the path for others to follow. Her legacy continues.
During the event, we will recognize Rhonda Cary Fried as the recipient of the 2023 Woman of Influence Award. Mrs. Rhonda Cary Fried is a motivated volunteer and philanthropist for the larger community of Fredericksburg, Virginia. In addition to her community involvement, Rhonda, much like Cathy, is a generous giver, mentor, influencer, and supporter of local nonprofit organizations like Rappahannock United Way and Women United.
Silent Auction • Raffle Drawing • Woman of Influence Award Presentation • and more!
$50 per person. Kindly RSVP online no later than October 11, 2023, as we anticipate this luncheon selling out fast prior to the RSVP date.
Sponsorship opportunities available and in memory/in honor monetary gifts accepted –
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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
Atlantic Union Bank
Stafford County Government
Long & Foster Real Estate
C Parker Consulting, Inc.
Carley Swaim-Walker, Vice Chairperson
Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
University of Mary Washington
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!
YOU CAN STILL SHOW SUPPORT!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Event pictures can be viewed and downloaded here: https://tinyurl.com/WUKickoff