Women's Leadership Connection

“When caring women unite, children’s lives improve”

United Way of Central Iowa Women’s Leadership
(WLC) members believe all children
should start school ready to learn. Graduation
from high school is an 18-year journey, beginning
at birth. WLC invests in research-based strategies
that ensure children are ready for kindergarten –
the first step in that journey.

Since 2002, WLC contributions have exceeded $12 million to
improve the network of care and learning that ensure young children are ready to succeed in school. 
More than 600 of central Iowa’s most generous and influential
women give their time, voice and resources to support quality
early learning and provide opportunities for those who need it most. 

Why Join?

  • Align your financial contribution and volunteer efforts to help children start kindergarten ready to learn and succeed.
  • Network with like-minded women and community leaders.
  • See first-hand how your investment is improving young children’s lives in central Iowa.
  • Be part of a nationally-recognized group of dedicated female philanthropists.

Nothing is more important to our community than ensuring every young person succeeds in school. Through financial contributions, advocacy and volunteerism, Women’s Leadership Connection members ensure children are ready for kindergarten.

“I feel good knowing that the dollars I contribute to United Way WLC support young children in our community and puts them on the right path to be ready to start kindergarten. I also enjoy the networking opportunity that WLC events provide.”
– Jamie Schug, WLC member

We’re inviting you to LIVE UNITED and join United Way of Central Iowa Women’s Leadership Connection with an investment of $1,000 or more for kindergarten readiness.

Women's Leadership Connection contact:

Ka'Meka Lowery
Director, Investor Relations and Women's Leadership Connection
United Way of Central Iowa
515-246-6541 or klowery@unitedwaydm.org