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. 

Members listed below with an * beside their name serve on a Women United committee. If you are interested in volunteering for a committee, please contact Ka'Meka Lowery, Women United Director, at kameka.lowery@unitedwaydm.org.


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
Jean Austen

Pamela Bass-Bookey
Louise Billmeyer
Diane Bridgewater
Elisabeth Buck
Colleen Burgeson
Kristi Burma
Teresa Button
Judi Buxo
LaNae Ceryanec
Joane Clark
Patty Cownie
Teresa Danos
Darcy Darrah*
Wendy Drucker
Mell Meredith Frazier

Amy Friedrich
Sally Graf
Gina 
Graham
Lynn Graves*
Kathy Gray
Michele Irwin Griswell
Karen Halter
Melinda Hanrahan
Anne Happel
Ginny Haviland
Cara Heiden
Maureen Henderson
Joanie Houston

Carol Hendrick
Trudy Holman Hurd
Joanie Houston
Charlotte Hubbell
Debbie Hubbell*
Bev Hutney
Deb Israel
Martha James
Linda 
Jennings
Martha Miller Johnson
Tessie Johnson*
Sue Kenny
Monica Kirgan
Susan Knapp
Linda Koehn
Nancy Krause
Sharon Krause
Cathy Lacy
Ellen Lamale
Julia Lawler-Johnson
Peggy Littlefield
Celia Mahoney
Deb McConnell
Jessica McCulloh*
Barbara McKenzie
Mary O'Keefe*

Heather Olson
Jill Oman
Natali 
Justiniano Pahl*
Eve Patterson

Dr. Mary Radia
Jean Reed*
Sunnie Richer

Angela Sanders
Claudia Schickler
Mindy Scholten
Karen Shaff
Heather Soener
Deanna Strable-Soethout
Leesa Whitt-Potter
Ellen Willadsen*
Stephanie Wilson

Connie Wimer
Adele Zieser
Kathy Zumbach

Women United Lead Members

These women committed $2,500 or more during the 2017 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.

Andrea Abel
Linda Alleman
Kelly Anderson
Margaret Anderson
Meg Anderson
Karen Andeweg
Jean Austen
Heather Bacino
Jennie Balcom
Jodi Baldner
Jennifer Barp
Minda Barr
Wendy Batchelder*
Kathy Bauer
Carrie Bening*
Christine Bening
Deanna Bennigsdorf*
Janet Betts
Rachel Binning
Margo Blumenthal
Connie Boesen
Ashley Bollman
Mary Bontrager
Margaret Borgen*
Sue Bosworth
Inez Boyken
Jonette Brandsgard
Liz Bredeson
Angie Brick
Lora Brons
Susan Brown
Carrie Burch
Lauren Burgeson
Mary Burgeson
Stephanie Burrows
Suzie Glazer Burt
Katie Byers
Teree Caldwell-Johnson*
Lori Calhoun
Meg Carlson
Alison Cate
Lynn Cavanaugh
Jennifer Holliday Chatman
Lori Chesser
Debbie Christens
Alyssa Clabaugh
Desiree Clausen
Marta Codina
Mary Coffin
Shannon Cofield
Laurel Colton
Martha Crist
Helen Cropp
Brenda Cushing
Lonnette Dafney*
Cheryl Dahlquist*
Melissa Dammeier
Jennifer Darling
Susan Davis
Judy McCoy Davis*
Tammy DeHaai
Niki DePhillips
Chris Diana
Sharon Dieke
Holly Dierks
Sue Dodge
Patricia Dornacker
Jennifer Dowil
Kim Downing-Manning

Teresa Dunbar
Eileen Eckert
Katherine Eckhouse
Rhonda Elming
Jean Noel Eucher
Nora Everett
Tanya Feldman
Kim Felker
Peggy Fisher
Marian Flattery*
Allison Fleming
Rachel Flint
Oma Ford
Rita Forsyth
Danielle Foster-Smith*
Lisa Foxworthy-Parker

Mary Frank
Angela Franklin
Jann Freed
Cornel Fuerer
Sharon Gaddy-Hanna
Dr. Corrine Ganske
Barbara Gartner
Amy Gates
Jill Gifford
Cheryl Giudicessi
Suzie Glazer-Burt
Lisa Godlasky
Jem Gong-Browne*
Kristen Goodlaxson

Christie Goodrich
Gwen Gosselink
Barbara Graham
Heather Groben
Kimberly Hall
Jill Hansen

Betsy Happe
Renee Hardman
Brenda Hardy
Susan Hatten
Suzanne Heckenlaible*

Traci Hellman
Carol Hendrink

Arlene Heng
Kim Hiatt

Jacki Hinrichs
Jill Hittner
Lisa Holtorf
Nancy Hopkins
Rusty Hubbell
Kristin Hurd*
Candence Bidler Hurley
Jennifer Igou
Libby Jacobs
Karla Jeffries
Jaina Johnson
Amy Jones
Julie Juhl

Mary Kelly
Nicolette Keough
Wanita Kilcollins
Charlotte Kimball
Carrie King*
Nancy Kinter
Leslie Klemme
Patricia Kliegl
Mary Kline

Andrea Kloberdanz*

Jennifer Klyn
Nancy Knapp
Becky Knutson

Danielle Kuhn
Kathryn Kunert
Stacy Lage

Linda LaMair
Janette Larkin
Kay Larson
Pam Larsen
Debra Ledesma

Joyce Lillis
Barbara Linde
Brenda Lindgren
Georgette Longnecker
Jeanne Low
Regina Lowery

Karen Lynn
Holly Lyons
Michelle Mahoney
Robbie Malm
LaDonna Matthes
Heather McDermott
Heidi Mason

Tonya Maxwell
Pat McFarland
Andrea McGuire
Marie Michels

Debra Milligan
Amy Mills
Renee Montz

Diane Morain
Erna Morain

Lisa Mullan
Lisa Nelson
Liz Nelson
Mary Lou Neugent
Liz Neumann
Sondra Newkirk
Angela Newton
Jo Oldson
Leigh Pagan
Ginger Palmer
Mary Pappajohn
Madhavi Pashler
Eve Patterson*
Sally Pederson
Susan Pegg*
Jennifer Perkins
Sherry Perkins*

Janet Petersen
Meighan Phillips*
Stephanie Phillips*

Jodie Pick
Denise Pierson
Joyce Pingel*
Elizabeth Presutti
Judy Price
Lucinda Raabe

Karla Radda
Lynette Rasmussen
Beth Raymond
Mandie Reed

Lori Ripper
Brooke Ruddy
Janis Ruan
Melinda Ruperto
Phyllis Rupprecht

Renee Schaaf
Melissa Scheuerman
Donna 
Schindel
Patricia Schneider
Julie Schreurs

Jamie Schug*
Sara Schuler
Mary Seidler
Beverly Sells

Mary Sellers
Karen Shaff

Marla Sheffler*
Loretta Sieman
Patty Skokan
Mary Simon
Jennifer Slagle
Cari Spear*

Georgann Smith*
Lori Smith
Tina Smith-Fritz
Heather Soener

Kathleen Souhrada
Kathleen Till Stange
Hallie Still-Caris
Nanette Stubbs
Bokkyeong Suh
Eva Sweet
Krista Tanner
Christine Terhark*
Jackie Boeding Tewes
Deb Tharnish
Linda Terpstra

Laurie Ann Tezak
Susie Thomann
Dotty Thurston
Joni Tibbetts
Phyllis Tinker
Toni Urban
Lauren Vallas
Carrie Valster
Julie Van Baale
Georgia Van Gundy*

Margaret Van Houten
Terri Vaughan
Lisa Veach
Michelle Vedder
Jennifer Vicente
Carole Villeneuve
Paula Vincent
Judith Vogel
Maria Volante
Brenda Wadle

Mary Ann Wallace
Kathy Weatherwax
Jan Welp
Michele Whitty
Melissa Wiechman
Denise Wieland
Erika Williams*
Julie Williams

Kim Willis
Martha Willits
Tracy Willits

Chris Winter
Kelly Wirt
Karen Worth
Rhea Zembower

Kathleen Zimpleman

Women United Members

These Women United members committed $1,000-$2,499 during the 2017 United Way of Central Iowa campaign to ensure quality early learning for young children.

Pam Ackelson
Allison Adams
Amy Adkins
Christina Ahrendsen
Edwina Alexander
Marcia Allen
Christine Anderson
Meg Anderson
Angie Applegate
Janet Argotsinger
Kathleen Armentrout
Jenene Armstrong*
Angela Arthur
Kimberly Baeth
Lynn Balik
Kira Barclay*
Ruthanne Barney
Delores Bauman
Cammy Beason
Chris Batdorf
Jenna Bates
Bergetta Beardsley
Cammy Beason
Kristie Bell
Amanda Bellville
Lisa Bender*
Melissa Bennett
Brooke Benschoter
Gwendolyn Berg
Rachel Binning
Jill Blosser
Robin Boerre
Lynn Boes
Amy Bogs
Kimberly Booe
Samantha Borcherding
Mary Borchers
Sara Bowe
Kari Boyens
Lori Braunschweig
Diana Briggs
Kelly Brown
Latasha Brown
Mary Brown
Meg Brown
Christine Bruner*
Jennifer Bryant
Mari Bunney
Melissa Buresh
Sheila Burton
Erin Butler*
Heidi Buttolph
Jeanene Campbell
Melanie Campbell
Barbara Cappaert
Jamie Carlson
Meg Carlson
Britt Temply Carlson
Linda Carter-Lewis
Castelline Family
Alison Cate
Mindy Cavan
Denise Charter-Jones
Lindsey Chase
Jean Chleborad
Lori Christen
Jenny Chung
Lisa Church
Alyssa Clabaugh
Cathi Clark
Carrie Clogg*
Mary Jane Cobb
Tracy Codel
Toye Guinn Cody
Terri Combs
Abby Conley
Kimberly Cordray
Lisa Coulson
April Coulter
Bridget Cravens-Neely
Janice Croat
Linda Cross
Niky Cross-Taylor
Staci Cunningham
Jaci Dammeier
Carmen Davis
Monica Davis
Susan Davis
Robyn Dean
Amber Decker
Kelly Dennis
Niki DePhillips
Sarah Derr
Andi Donaghy
Jessamyn Donvan
Cary Douglas
Dana Drape
Patty Dyar
Patty Dyar
Katherine Eckhouse
Megan Elfers
Amy Ellerbach

Angela Ellis
Lisa Elming
Rhonda Elming
Beth Eslinger
Ashley Fahey
Jennifer Fegter*
Brandee Ferriss
Jacqueline Feuerhelm
Sally Finder-Weepie
Nicole Fitch
Anne Fogarty
Whitney Ford
Nanette Freerksen
Vicki Freese
Sarah Frieberg
Janelle Friedman
Monica Friedman
Lisa Fritz
Tina Smith Fritz
Rhea Ann Frost-Clewell
Ali Gaffney-Peden
Angela Gallagher
Sandy Gallentine
Amy Gates
Pam Gavin
Courtney Geurkink
Molly Gill
Cindy Gillman
Misty Gleason
Lori Glynn
Kristen Goodlaxson
Mary Gordon
Lindsay Graham
Kristen Gray
Mary Griffin
Michelle Griffith*
Cindy Gustafson
Kristin Gustafson
Jill Hamilton
Kristin Hansen
Ann Hanson
Siobhan Harman*
Cheryl Hasting
Cora Hayes
Lindsey Hayes
Suzanne Heckenlaible
Angela Heldt
Michelle Hemesath
Carol Hemphill
Cynthia Hennigar
Joan Hentschel
Kristin Herrig
Cynthia Hewett
Kim Hiatt
Julie Hill
Katie Hoffman
Ashley Holter*
Nancy Hopkins
Laurie Hoskins
Erin Hoxmeier
Kari Hummel
Billi Hunt
Kim Huynh
Jennifer Igou
Tiffany Ingersoll
Carol Ingram
Karla Jeffries
Jodi Jenkins
Katrina Jensen
Terri Jensen
Amber Johnson
Cindy Johnson
Dawn Johnson
Kathy Johnson
Lynne Johnson
Connie Johnston
Paula Joiner
Amy Jones
Karen Jones
Sunaina Joshi
Julie Juhl
Brenna Kahler
Christine Kapteyn
Nadine Kastner
Sarah Kautz
Judy Kendzora
Kerrey Kerr-Enskat
Cathy Kim
Cassie Kinney
Leslie Klemme
Andrea Kloberdanz
Joelle Knowler
Kelsey Knowles
Melissa Knutson
Audrey Kobus
Suzanne Koch
Molly Kotval
Heidi Kramer
Kylee Krizmanic
Jennifer Krob
Sara Kurovski

Audrey Lahti
Joanne Lane
Shelley Langfitt
Pam Larsen
Janae Lehman-Bell
Susan Leiberton
Emily Lemay
Kathleen Lillis
Nina Liu
Siri Long
LuAnne Longo
Ka'Meka Lowery
Regina Lowery
Pam Lund
Staci Madetzke
Julie Mahlstedt
Michelle Mahoney
Ann Maine
Kimberly Majors
Lisa Mapes
Sandra Marcus-Lindgren
Jacki Marino
Julie Martin
Mary Beth Martin
Lauren Martinez
Alison Mattas
Tracy May
Maura McCarthy
Rhonda McCoy
Maria McFarland
Julie McGonegle
Erica McGowan
Ellen McKnight
Julie McLean
Marisa Mllravy
Christina McNeeley
Lisa McQuerrey
Mandi McReynolds*
Tara Meier
Larisa Mendenhall
Erica Metzger
Carol Meyer
Stefanie Meyer
Julie Middleswart
Ashley Millang
Carol Millar
Jan Miller
Mary Minard
Julia Miner
Jana Lou Molnar
Lindsay Moser
Leah Moyer
Gretchen Muller
Joan Nassif
Sarah Nauman
Tiffany Neal
Sandy Nelson
Mary Newins
Jackie Nickolaus
Jackie Norris
Cindy Olson
JoAnn Olson
Mary Origer
Gina Overstreet
Jenifer Owenson
Cheryl Paine
Sarah Paoli
Lynh Patterson
Cindy Pearce-Karrick
Sherry Perkins
Janet Peterson
Kate Peterson
Marlo Peterson
Caroline Pfeffer
Kim Pfiffner
Steph Phillips
Carol Pieper
Denise Pierson
Lynne Pietsch
Mary Pille
Cora Pruitt
Barb Putney
Karla Radda
Barbara Raife
Marsha Raisch
Sarah Gray Ramsey
Jennifer Ramundt
Amy Randeris
Laura Rank
Natasha Ratzlaff
Mandie Reed
Kara Reimers
Jan Reinicke
Kate Remaly
Kayla Reynolds
Ann Richards
Yvonne Rickert
Lori Ripper
Lorrie Roberts
Lynda Rogers
Mandi Roonei

Kristy Rosenthal
Laura Rowe
Megan Ruble
Brooke Ruddy
Laurel Rueter
Rachel Runyon
Kathy Rupiper
TeAnna Rupprecht
Wendy Rus
Casey Rush
Dayle C Sanders
Elisabeth Sandersfeld
Nancy Sandor*
Sheila Sandy
Sheila Sargent
Melissa Scheuerman
Amy Schlicher
April Schmaltz
Deborah Schneider
Meg Schneider
Darcy Schoenherr
Kam Nixon Schramm
Sara Schuler
Sara Schyvinck
Vanessa Sedrel
Bev Sells
Marla Sheffler
Stephanie Sheil-Marvelli
Ann Shelton
Melissa Shields*
Janet Shipley
Patsy Shors
Mary Simon
Missy Sisler
Jennifer Slagle
Christine Slorah
Jane Slusark
Nell Slusark
Alynn Smith*
Lori Smith
Patty Smolen
Lauren Snyder
Kristine Soliday
Jenifer Soltwedel
Nikki Spiess
Sonja Squiers
Wendy Srnic
Amanda Staker
Michelle Starr
Bailey Steinfadt
Brenda Stephany
Jodie Stephens
Megan Stevens
Julie Stewart
Lory Stewart
Melanie Stoltenberg
Shanen Stone
Katy Stovall
Katie Stull
Denise Sturm
Bokkyeong Suh
Barb Sullivan*
Christie Sullivan
Hillary Sullivan
Karen Novak Swalwell
Tiffany Tauscheck
Teri TeBockhorst
Linda Terpstra
Deb Tezak
Christina Thompson
Kathleen Till-Stange
Sue Triplett
Tiffany Uittenbogaard
Christy Vald
Julie Van Baale
Lisa Van Ryswyk
Amanda Vander Ley
Valarie Vest
Lori Vodraska
Jill Waage
Stacey Walter
Mindy Wardenburg
Jodie Warth
Michelle Wasowicz
Celeste Watson
Sarah Welch
Christina Wermager
Kelley Werner
Jessica Widlund
Lori Wiederin
Lynn Wilkerson
Julie Williams
Laura Williams-Kelly
Tracy Willits
Janis Winterhof
Renee Wood*
Carol Woodruff
Joleen Workman
Julie Wulfekuhle
Ali Young
Amanda Young