Women United

Women United




Grounded in Purpose
and Community

Women United members form a diverse, vibrant, and impactful community, bound together by a powerful sense of belonging - to United Way's mission, and to this place we all call home. This Affinity group recognizes influential women who invest $1,000 or more annually.

They empower each other to leverage their passions, ideas, expertise, and resources to develop solutions to our community's most pressing issues. Locally, they focus on strengthening our community by supporting students and families through community schools. To date, more than 200 members have contributed over $350,000 in support of our community.


It's a simple process! We offer payroll deduction, credit card, bank draft, and paper billing options, and can do so on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.

  • Donate $1,000 or more to the Live United Fund by making a gift through your workplace campaign, by mail, have us set up any of the billing options above, or give now online and indicate your interest in Women United.
  • Step Up Program. Step Up is designed to allow women at the start of their careers to join Women United in stages:
    • Yr 1 - $600 (immediately recognized as a Women United member)
    • Yr 2 - $800 (continued recognition as a Women United member)
    • Yr 3 - $1,000 (recognized as a member and Leadership Giver)
  • For detailed information about Women United, please contact Kris Dionne, 828.239.1049.

And be sure to connect with us on Facebook.

Why engage?

  • You'll join other like-minded women contributing their time and unique strengths to build a strong, and inclusive community;
  • Special recognition in our annual Leaders in Giving + Action publication;
  • The opportunity to give back by volunteering your professional expertise and talent to support students and families via community schools;
  • Networking opportunities with some of the most influential women in Asheville and Buncombe County;
  • Attend Women United's national biennial summit;
  • Learn more about critical issues impacting our community; and
  • Year-round communications detailing the incredible work being done by members.

Committee Members

  • Jenny Boyer, Co-Chair - Ward and Smith, P.A.
  • Ashley Smith, Co-Chair - Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
  • Ashley Gragtmans - Parsec Financial
  • Lynne Froeba - Farm Girl Foodie
  • Faith Doyle - Webb Investment Services
  • Elizabeth Allen - Mission Health