United Way of Central Iowa Women United members believe all children should start school ready to learn. Graduation from high school is an 18-year journey, beginning at birth.

 

Women United invests in research-based strategies that ensure children are ready for kindergarten –the first step in that journey.

Since 2002, Women United contributions have exceeded $21 million to improve the network of care and learning that ensure young children are ready to succeed in school. More than 700 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. 


Women of Tocqueville

Women of Tocqueville recognition is for Women United members who choose to designate to Women United at the Tocqueville Society level of $10,000 or more. You can also be recognized as a Woman of Tocqueville by choosing to designate to Women United as part of the Tocqueville Society step-up program, which starts at $5,000 with the commitment to step-up to $10,000 over a three-year period.

Emily Abbas
Debbie Albertson
Susan Aschenbrenner
Beth Brady
Diane Bridgewater
Elisabeth Buck
Kristi Burma
Teresa Button
Katie Byers
LaNae Ceryanec
Patty Cownie
Darcy Darrah
Judi Ford
Sally Graf
Barbara Graham
Gina Graham
Lynn Graves
Michele Griswell

Karen Halter
Melinda Hanrahan
Holly Harty
Ginny Haviland
Cara Heiden
Maureen Henderson
Carol Hendrick
Anne Happel
Trudy Holman Hurd
Joanie Houston
Charlotte Hubbell
Debbie Hubbell
Deb Israel
Martha James
Linda Jennings
Tessie Johnson
Natali Justiniano Pahl
Sue Kenny
Monica Kirgan
Susan Knapp
Linda Koehn
Nancy Krause
Sharon Krause
Cathy Lacy
Ellen Lamale
Julia Lawler-Johnson
Peggy Littlefield
Karen Lynn
Celia Mahoney
Deb McConnell
Jess McCulloh
Barb McKenzie
Martha Miller Johnson
Mary O'Keefe

Heather Olson
Jill Oman
Dr. Mary Radia
Jean Reed
Angie Sanders
Claudia Schickler
Mindy Scholten
Julie Schreurs
Karen Shaff
Teri Sporer
Deanna Strable-Soethout
Susie Thomann
Leesa Whitt-Potter
Ellen Willadsen
Stephanie Wilson
Connie Wimer
Kathy Zumbach

Women United Lead Members

These women committed $2,500 or more during the 2018 United Way of Central Iowa campaign to strengthen the community-wide network of care and support that lead to success in a child's early education.

Marsha Aldridge
Linda Alleman
Kelly Anderson
Karen Andeweg
Jennie Balcom
Jodi Baldner
Minda Barr
Pam Bass Bookey
Cammy Beason
Carrie Bening
Chris Bening
Deanna Bennigsdorf
Janet Betts
Kathy Beyer
Candy Bidler Hurley
Louise Billmeyer
Rachel Binning
Jill Blosser
Margo Blumenthal
Lynn Boes
Connie Boesen
Mary Bontrager
Margaret Borgen
Sue Bosworth
Inez Boyken
Jonette Brandsgard
Angie Brick
Lora Brons
Carrie Burch
Lauren Burgeson
Teree Caldwell-Johnson
Lori Calhoun
Marta Codina
Mary Coffin
Shannon Cofield
Kay Creger
Helen Cropp
Linda Cross
Brenda Cushing
Lonnie Dafney
Cheryl Dahlquist
Melissa Dammeier
Jennifer Darling
Suzanna de Baca
Tammy DeHaai
Chris Diana
Sharon Dieke

Holly Dierks
Jenny Dowil
Teresa Dunbar
Diane Evans
Nora Everett
Tanya Feldman
Kim Felker
Peggy Fisher
Marian Flattery
Allison Fleming
Oma Ford
Danielle Foster-Smith
Dr. Angela Franklin
Dr. Jann E. Freed
Amy Friedrich
Sharon Gaddy-Hanna
Corrine Ganske
Amy Gates
Jill Gifford
Cheryl Giudicessi
Suzie Glazer Burt
Lisa Godlasky
Jem Gong-Browne
Christie Goodrich
Heather Groben
Sarah Haines
Kimberly Hall
Betsy Happe
Susan Hatten
Suzanne Heckenlaible
Kimberly Hegedus
Diane Heid
Traci Hellman
Carol Hemphill
Arlene Heng
Jill Hittner
Jennifer Holliday Chatman
Rusty Hubbell
Jennifer Igou
Libby Jacobs
Jaina Johnson
Amy Jones
Susan Judkins
Susy Kelley
Mary Kelly
Nicolette Keough
Wanita Kilcollins

Charlotte Kimball
Carrie King
Patti Kliegl
Andrea Kloberdanz
Nancy Knapp
Becky S. Knutson
Chanda Koher
Kara Kohler-Hoogensen
Kathryn Kunert
Linda LaMair
Shelly Lawrence
Deb Ledesma
Susan Leiberton
Joyce Lillis
Barb Linde
Brenda Lindgren
Georgette Longnecker
Heidi Mason
Heather McDermott
Pat McFarland
Holly McFerren Lyons
Andy McGuire
Mell Meredith Frazier
Marie Michels
Laura Miller
Deb Milligan
Renee Montz
Diane Morain
Lisa Mullan
Mary Lou Neugent
Liz Neumann
Sondra Newkirk
Angela Newton
Kam Nixon Schramm
Leigh Pagan
Ginger Palmer
Mary Pappajohn
Eve Patterson
Sue Pegg
Jennifer Perkins
Senator Janet Petersen
Meighan Phillips
Joyce Pingel
Elizabeth Presutti
Judy Price
Cindy Raabe
Jennifer Ramundt
Janis Ruan
Phyllis Rupprecht

Elisabeth Sandersfeld
Renee Schaaf
Jamie Schug
Mary Seidler
Mary Sellers
Bev Sells
Marla Sheffler
Stephanie Sheil-Marvelli
Nell Slusark
Heather Soener
Kathleen Souhrada
Meg Stevens
Hallie Still-Caris
Nan Stubbs
Eva Sweet
Chris Terhark
Laurie Ann Tezak
Dotty Thurston
Joni Tibbetts
Kathleen Till Stange
Phyllis Tinker
Toni Urban
Suzy Utech
Georgia Van Gundy
Terri Vaughan
Lisa Veach
Micki Vedder
Jennifer Vicente
Judith Vogel
Maria Volante
Brenda Wadle
Kathy Weatherwax
Kelley Werner
Michele Whitty
Melissa Wiechman
Denise Wieland
Erika Williams
Julie Williams
Kim Willis
Martha Willits
Kelly Wirt
Karen Worth
Julie Wulfekuhle
Lisa Wylam
Amanda Young
Kathi Zimpleman

Women United Members

These Women United members committed $1,000-$2,499 during the 2018 United Way of Central Iowa campaign to ensure quality early learning for young children.

Pam Ackelson
Amy Adkins
Edwina Alexander
Leigh Anne Anderegg
Christine Anderson
Meg Anderson
Angie Applegate
Janet Argotsinger
Kathleen Armentrout
Angie Arthur
Jamie Bachman
Nicole Barbee
Sarah Barthole
Chris Batdorf
Jenna Bates
Bergetta Beardsley
Kristie Bell
Lisa Bender
Brooke Benschoter
Linda Betz
Tammy Blackwell
Jackie Boeding Tewes
Amy Bogs
Ashley Bohnenkamp
Samantha Borcherding
Mary Borchers
Silicia Boutchee
Sara Jane Bowe
Nataliya Boychenko
Latasha Brown
Mary Brown
Christine Bruner
Melissa Brunia
Julie Buckallew
Valeska Buie
Meredith Burnison
Erin Butler
Heidi Buttolph
Jeanene Campbell
Melanie Campbell
Barb Cappaert
Jamie Carlson
Amanda Carstens Steward
Elizabeth Carter
Linda Carter-Lewis
Alison Cate
Mindy Cavan
Denise Charter-Jones
Stephanie Chin
Lisa Church
Alyssa Clabaugh
Meagan Clair
Carrie Clogg
Mary Jane Cobb
Toye Cody
Stacy Coleman
Vicki Comegys
Roberta Conrad-Freese
Pat Corbett
Kimberly Cordray
Carole Cornelius
Lisa Coulson
April Coulter
Bridget Cravens-Neely
Martha Crist
Niky Cross Taylor
Staci Cunningham
Jaci Dammeier
Carmen Davis
Monica Davis
Robyn Dean
Amber Decker

Kris Dee
Niki DePhillips
Katie Dietz
Kristin Diliberti
Andi Donaghy
Patty Dornacker
Rachel Young
Amy Ellerbach
Angela Ellis
Rhonda Elming
Beth Eslinger
Joy Evans
Brandee Ferriss
Anne Fogarty
Lisa Foxworthy-Parker
Sarah Frieberg
Janelle Friedman
Monica Friedman
Lisa Fritz
Rhea Ann Frost-Clewell
Stephanie Garwood
Heather Gierstorf
Ryann Ginkens
Misty Gleason
Kristen Goodlaxson
Mary Gordon
Lindsay Graham
Kristen Gray
Mary Griffin
Michelle Griffith
Jodi Gruening
Kristin Gustafson
Ann Hanson
Siobhan Harman
Kathy Hatlie
Erica Hayen
Cora Hayes
Cindy Hennigar
Crystal Hensing
Kristin Herrig
Kim Hiatt
Julie Hill
Katie Hoffman
Christine Holmes
Amanda Holmgaard
Laurie Hoskins
Karman Hotchkiss
Laura Howe
Kim Huynh
Carol Ingram
Laura Ingram
Karla Jeffries
Jodi Jenkins
Katie Jensen
Cindy Johnson
Danielle Johnson
Lynne Johnson
Paula Joiner
Sunaina Joshi
Julie Juhl
Brenna Kahler
Nadine Kastner
Jane Keairns
Judy Kendzora
Kerrey Kerr-Enskat
Jacki Kertzman
Carla Kingma
Leslie Klemme
Joelle Knowler
Kelsey Knowles
Audrey Kobus
Molly Kotval


Amy Kownacki
Heidi Kramer
Kylee Krizmanic
Sara Krzyczkowski
Danielle Kuhn
Stacy Lage
Audrey Lahti
Shelley Langfitt
Meghan & Eva Larkins
Aimee Lee
Emily Lemay
Kathleen Lillis
Jen List
Nina Liu
Siri Long
LuAnne Longo
Ka'Meka Lowery
Regina Lowery
Diane Lundberg
Staci Madetzke
Sheena Mahan
Julie Mahlstedt
Michelle Mahoney
Kimberly Majors
Lisa Mapes
Lyndsay Marron
Mary Beth Martin
Emilie Matthias
Julie McAnally
Laura McBride
Maura McCarthy
Rhonda McCoy
Judy McCoy Davis
Linda McCullum
Julie McGonegle
Lynn McKnight
Julie Johnson McLean
Lisa McQuerrey
Mandi McReynolds
Laura Meier
Tara Meier
Larisa Mendenhall
Erica Metzger
Carol Meyer
Julie Middleswart
Ashley Millang
Carol Millar
Jan Miller
Mary Minard
Allison Moore
Erna Morain
Leah Moyer
Jaime Naig
Joan Nassif
Sarah Nauman
Lisa Nelson
Mary Newins
Jackie Norris
Patricia O'Connell
Cindy Olson
Kierra Osborn
Gaylia Ostermeier
Lynh Patterson
Sherry Perkins
Kim Pfiffner
Steph Phillips
Denise Pierson
Lynne Pietsch
Mary Pille
Monica Newbanks-Pingel
Emily Piper
Pamela Putnam


Barb Putney
Karla Radda
Marsha Raisch
Sarah Ramsey
Amy Randeris
Laura Rank
Natasha Ratzlaff-Eidson
Mandie Reed
Lori Ripper
Jackie Rolow
Megan Ruble
Brooke Ruddy
Melinda Ruperto
Kathy Rupiper
TeAnna Rupprecht
Wendy Rus
Casey Rush
Brianne Sanchez
Dayle Sanders
Nancy Sandor
Sheila Sargent
Mary Schaeffer
Melissa Scheuerman
Amy Schlicher
Bridget Shapansky
Melissa Shields
Janet Shipley
Patsy Shors
Loretta Sieman
Mary Simon
Shilpi Singhal
Missy Sisler
Patty Skokan
Jennifer Slagle
Jane Slusark
Lori Smith
Susan Smith
Tina Fritz
Emily Sparks
Sonja Squiers
Sheryl Stampfli
Brenda Stephany
Julie Stewart
Lory Stewart
Katy Stovall
Katie Stull
Denise Sturm
Barb Sullivan
Christie Sullivan
Hillary Sullivan
Mandi Swanson
Teri TeBockhorst
Linda Terpstra
Deb Tharnish
Tiffany Uittenbogaard
Christy Vald
Julie Van Baale
Lisa Van Ryswyk
Lori Vodraska
Jill Waage
Jade Wadding
Lorena Walters
Greta Weiss
Lindsey White
Jessica Widlund
Laura Kelly
Melissa Winget
Janis Winterhof
Cindy Wissler
Renee Wood
Joleen Workman