United Way of Central Alabama’s Women United held their annual House Party at the home of Cathy and Tom Adams on Thursday, November 1. This year’s event was hosted by Margaret Brooke, Jenny Burton, Meg Cherry, Maggie Cornelius, Kirk Forrester, Lisha Graham, Catherine Long, Fran Nichols, Lauren Pearson, Lee Ann Petty, Gage Smith, Mackin Thompson, Rachel Weingartner, and Allison Westlake. The purpose of the House Party was to recruit new Women United members, and almost 100 existing and potential members enjoyed a night of engaging discussions.
The House Party guests heard a special presentation Lou Lacey, Director of Emotional Wellness at Children’s of Alabama. Lacey shared her own story of being sexually assaulted as a college student and how that tragedy led her to a career helping victims. The agencies she worked for were supported by United Way, and she emphasized how critical United Way funding is to growing social service agencies.
New Birmingham brewery, Back Forty, provided beer, while Pinnacle Imports provided special refreshments and Hoar Construction sponsored a signature cocktail. Cobbs Allen, Baker Donelson, Maynard, Cooper, & Gale, HighTower Advisors, Regions Financial, Flower Magazine, Wyndy, and Ignite Cycle supplied items for fantastic swag bags. Other sponsors included Snoozy’s and Offbeat Blooms
Numerous local businesses sponsored the event. Catering company, Shindigs, provided hors-d’oeuvres. Tonya Jones Salon Spa provided multiple prizes including free services for the first ten new leadership givers, which requires a $1,000+ contribution to United Way of Central Alabama. Every person who donated at the event was also entered to win free services from Tonya Jones.
Women United, a United Way of Central Alabama affinity group with the mission to inspire, educate, and motivate women to become positive change-agents within our community through philanthropy, leadership, and volunteerism, is currently accepting new members. Members of Women United are committed to giving $1,000 or more annually to United Way of Central Alabama.
By joining Women United, you gain opportunities to network and collaborate with key business and community leaders at exclusive events, volunteer opportunities at community organizations, and invitations to educational sessions to find out more about critical issues impacting our community.