CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – On Thursday, October 5th, Women United will award $50,000 in grants, $25,000 each to two non-profits, at their 2017 Human Services Grant Award Luncheon at Farmington Country Club. Including these grants, Women United has awarded almost $500,000 to local
organizations serving women and children in the greater Charlottesville/Albemarle area. Women United is a collective giving organization, and all its grants are funded through membership.

The luncheon keynote speaker will be Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children and a graduate of the Darden School of Business.

“We are very excited to welcome Ms. Miles as our keynote speaker,” said Kim Martin, Women United’s Steering Committee Chair. “Her organization has a similar mission to Women United, in that they want to give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. They
work globally. We work locally.”

Tickets for the luncheon are available now to the general public. Tickets are $80 for Women United Members and $95 for non-members and may be purchased online at:

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

About Women United
Women United was formed in 2004 in partnership with United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area. The organization’s mission is to engage with like-minded women, learn about philanthropy, and leverage collective giving to support local women and children. Each year the organization awards grants to
community organizations that serve women and children in our area. For more information about Women United, membership and the grant process, visit