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Women United®

Changing Lives is at the Heart of Our Work

United Way of Alamance County creates solutions for challenges faced by countless people in our community. Many organizations focus on one cause, but United Way looks at the root causes and how those affect the community as a whole. Through collaborative alignment, we create positive change. This approach brings the best people, ideas, talents, and resources together to tackle complex challenges head-on and create long-lasting positive changes we can measure over time.

We fight for people who do not have access to the health care they need, we fight for those who are working hard and falling short – one emergency away from poverty, and we fight for children who are not reading at grade level. We fight for the health, education, and income stability of every person in our community today and for generations to come.

We are Women United®

United Way of Alamance County Women United® is about women knowing and understanding the issues our community is facing and rolling up their sleeves to help. It is about educating, inspiring and empowering women of all ages. It is about building leaders and fostering a commitment to philanthropy.

Women United® is an integral part of the United Way. We advocate for the health, education and income stability of every person in our community. We are a diverse and vibrant group bound together by our belief in each other, to the United Way mission and to Alamance County. Our powerful global network of 70,000 women confront the most critical issues facing our communities.

A stronger community is only possible when women LIVE UNITED. Please join us to be part of the solution and to share YOUR ideas, YOUR strengths, YOUR passion.


• Drive community change through local and national advocacy;

• Support United Way programs that impact the lives of Alamance County children;

• Participate in volunteer projects;

• Network with influential women who share your passion for our community;

• Advance your career and enhance your personal and professional skills.

Member Criteria

• An annual household gift of $500 or more;

Women United® in Alamance County is helping to implement the Leader in Me® program in all interested schools in our county. Based on Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me is a school-wide process that transforms the culture of the school and instills students with the key skills that businesses and educators have identified as vital for success in the 21st Century: Leadership, Accountability, Adaptability, Initiative & Self Direction, Cross-Cultural Skills, Responsibility, Problem-Solving, Communication, Creativity and Teamwork.

Schools using Leader in Me® integrate leadership development throughout their daily curriculum, activities, systems, and faculty/staff development. This creates an environment where everyone in the school – from students to teachers to administrators – is encouraged to set meaningful goals, using data to track progress toward achieving those goals. Data-tracking in and of itself is an essential application of mathematics and science, and it is integrated into daily student activity. Each student maintains his own data notebook, as a record of his own aspirations and achievements. The Leader in Me® schools emphasize posing and solving problems, whether it is on the playground as part of a class team or solving math problems individually as presented in the lesson.  The first-year successes show how this transformational program will potentially impact students and faculty long term. “It’s incredible to watch students take charge of their own life and become leaders. It’s amazing what they can do. It totally transforms their lives.” Lawrence Conte, Principal of Harvey R. Newlin Elementary School.

Two Alamance County elementary schools successfully began implementing the program two years ago, Harvey R. Newlin Elementary and R. Homer Andrews Elementary. An anonymous Women United donor made it possible for Haw River Elementary to be the first recipient of funding from Women United, through United Way of Alamance County, to start The Leader in Me program.  The three-year implementation process will begin July 1, 2018.

For more information or to become a member of Women United, contact Robin Showerman, Director of Resource Development at 336-560-2549 or

JOIN Women United® TODAY by making a gift of $500 to United Way of Alamance County. Gifts to Women United will support educational initiatives in Alamance County like The Leader in Me. 

Founding Members:

Brittany Akouala, NC Vocational Rehab

Erin Cockman, Pinnacle Wealth Partners

Stacie Dooley, Elon University

Kathy Hykes, City of Burlington

Caroline Johnson, Community Volunteer

Stacey Johnson, Elon Elementary School

Kelly McKinney, Elon University

Tiffany Pittard, Bank of America

Jill Plunkett, Community Volunteer, Chair

LeAndra N. Ratliff, Burlington Housing Authority

Carrie Sanders, Community Volunteer

Kathleen Treadwell, Pittman & Steele, PLLC

Renee Ward, City of Burlington, Vice Chair



Title Sponsor

Leadership SponsorInaugural Founder’s Society


Tiffany and Allen Pittard in honor of Ava and Layne Pittard


Blaser Investment Management Group

Ami and Bob Hill

Elon University

Vicky and Sam Hunt

Kathy and Bob Hykes

Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Sapp


Alamance Achieves

Alamance Chamber

Burlington Pediatrics 

Cindy Dudley, Dudley Realty Group of Keller Williams 

Sandy Ellington-Graves, Allen Tate Realtors

Mr. and Mrs. JD Henderson

Hunt and White Attorneys at Law

Impact Alamance

Clifton and Edna Parker

Pittman & Steele, PLLC

Tapco Underwriters, Inc.

Touloupas & Touloupas Dentistry

Table Sponsors

Becky and George Taylor

Bejamin F. Lowe, DDS MC

Beshel Chiropractic

Bob Poindexter

Caroline Johnson in honor of Quade and Smith Johnson

Chandler Concrete

Committee to elect Pat Nadolski Superior Court Judge

Roslyn M Crisp and Associates, Pediatric Dentistry

Donna Poindexter in honor of Olivia and Hamilton Plunkett and Eloise Caporal

Fuller Dental Practice

Kelly, Dorothy Gail and Jeremiah McKinney and Dottie Keen in honor of the NC Teacher of the Year, Freebird McKinney

Nancy and Chris Bryan in honor of Emery and Cora Bryan

PIP Triad & Triad Signs

Stewart and Sean Veneziano