Women United

Women United celebrates the power of women to bring about positive change in our community through philanthropy and service.

Celebrate the power of women to bring about positive change in our community through philanthropy and service.

Be part of this dynamic, caring and driven group of women who are leading change through volunteerism and advocacy. Members are invited to exclusive volunteer opportunities and social events throughout the year where they are able to connect with other philanthropic women.

The Women United Read to Succeed initiative aims to help students read at grade level by the end of third grade, when students begin to transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” Trained, volunteer reading coaches meet weekly with students at local elementary schools for 20-30 minutes to listen to them read and provide intervention tactics to improve their reading skills.


The Women United steering committee meets monthly to provide direction and support. They help plan and implement volunteer projects and social events that support their mission to encourage children to learn to read on grade level by the end of third grade.

Catie Shaffer
Steering Committee Chair


Paula Delmore
Wesley Healthcare

Jennifur Gorman
Capitol Federal

Wendy Johnson
Wichita Public Schools

Justine Milmine


Ready to join this dynamic group of women and make a difference? The generous giving of members supports the work of Women United as well as the broad range of United Way work. Become a member with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. You may combine your gift with your spouse to qualify.

We know not all company pledge cards include an option to join Women United. Don’t let that stand in your way of becoming a member! If you’d like to join, or you’re a current member and your contact info has changed, click here.


For more information, contact Abel Frederic, Vice President of Community Impact, at afrederic@unitedwayplains.org or (316) 267‑1321 ext. 4211.