Women have historically been leaders of social change through their steadfast commitments of time, ingenuity and financial resources.
WOMEN UNITED is a powerful network inspiring women to be role models of generosity, advocates for important causes and volunteers for change.
WHAT WE DO
Women United combines the financial power and collective talents of philanthropic women leaders to address early childhood literacy in our community by conducting year-round activities such as book fairs, volunteer reading events, book drives and distributions, networking events and volunteer projects. Women United also hosts our signature event, the Annual Business Leaders for Early Education Breakfast.
WHY WE DO THIS
United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona (UWTSA) is focused on Uniting a Force Against Poverty in our community. Women United recognizes that early childhood education is an efficient and effective investment for economic and workforce development. The earlier the investment, the greater the return on investment, because 90% of a child’s brain development occurs by age 5.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
JOIN US. Membership is open to all women who invest $1,000 or more in United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Please join us!
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information, call LaVonne Douville at 520.903.3942 or email email@example.com.
Highlights from the 13th Annual Business Leaders Breakfast for Early Education, February 27, 2018:
The event raised $67,100 after expenses, to be used to support the *My Summer Library program in 12 elementary schools. There were a record number of 715 attendees, 79% of which were from business and government. A highlight of the event was the Women United Literacy Champion Awards, awarded to two exemplary teachers, one in Pre-k and the other in K-3rd grade. This year’s event achieved a 63% increase in net revenue, a 26% increase in attendance, a 28% increase in business and government attendance and a 25% increase in sponsorships.
*My Summer Library is part of Read On Tucson, a grade-level reading campaign that emphasizes three key pillars of success: school readiness, mitigation of summer learning loss, and attendance. The 12 FREE, self-selected books that are the core of My Summer Library help promote the 2nd pillar of success. The books are provided by United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona (UWTSA) and Scholastic Books, and paid for by local donations and grant funds. The target grade levels focus mainly on Kindergarten and 1st grade.
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