Women United

Leading the Charge, Inspiring the Change

United Way of Central Alabama’s (UWCA’s) Women United members donate $1,000 or more to UWCA annually to provide individuals and families the tools they need to become financially stable, help ensure children are ready to succeed in school and offer opportunities for healthier lifestyles.

Our mission is simple yet bold: to inspire, educate and motivate women to become positive change-agents within our community through philanthropy, leadership and volunteerism.

All Women United members receive:

  • Opportunities to network and collaborate with key business and community leaders at exclusive events.
  • Volunteer opportunities at community organizations, including the Women United signature project known as Project Welcome Home.
  • Invitations to educational sessions to find out more about key issues impacting our community.


  • What is Women United?

    Women United® is a global force of over 70,000 women. We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. United Way of Central Alabama has over 1,600 members that contribute $4 million to the annual campaign.

    Together, we will create lasting change to lift up entire communities by helping those who need us most.

  • Why United Way?

    Never in our lifetime have we had such a significant opportunity to support our community and neighbors. A global pandemic and the record unemployment it has caused have defined 2020. Many people who ordinarily do not need United Way’s help suddenly do.

    Helping people during times of hardship is what United Way was built to do. Our infrastructure enabled us to immediately be on the front lines of the crisis providing relief and access to services—stocking food pantries, delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors, helping families through our 2-1-1 call center and supporting newly unemployed citizens.

    Accountability. Our United Way has one of the lowest administrative costs of any charitable organization, allowing 92 cents of every dollar to go directly to helping people, while keeping every dollar we raise (over $38.2M in 2019) here in Central Alabama. UWCA’s volunteers constantly evaluate our partner agencies who receive annual support to be sure our money is well and wisely spent. Review our Charity Navigator page.

Women United Staff

Jessica Hightower Hopper

Major Gifts Officer


Amy Scofield

Major Gifts Officer


Women United Spotlight

Women United Member Gets a Look into the Lives Represented by The Salvation Army Angel Trees

Women United volunteers learn how big of an impact The Salvation Army Angel Trees make on the lives of our community members.

Read Their Story

Other Ways To Get Involved

J. Mason Davis Leadership Society

J. Mason Davis Leadership Society brings together African American changemakers through a shared affinity for philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy.

Read More

Young Philanthropists Society

Young professionals creating a legacy through United Way.

Read More

Tocqueville Society

The Tocqueville Society is the fastest growing segment of the annual campaign, with more than 800 members contributing $10,000 or more.

Read More