Upcoming Events:

African American Leadership Society Volunteer Service Project - Spring 2017

Point of Contact • Andrea Lowe •

United Way's Day of Action • June 17, 2017

Point of Contact • Katie Rogan•


African American Leadership Society Member Reception - July 29, 2017

Point of Contact • Andrea Lowe •


Young Philanthropists Tides Game - August 18, 2017
Point of Contact • Lauren Karl •
United Way's Day of Caring • September 8, 2017
Point of Contact • Katie Rogan •
African American Leadership Society Fall Luncheon - September 21, 2017
Point of Contact • Andrea Lowe •
Women United Annual Fall Luncheon - October 11, 2017 
Point of Contact • Sherri Stein •
Young Philanthropists Salvation Army Christmas Depot - December 2, 2017

Point of Contact • Lauren Karl •



Past Events:

Young Philanthropists "YP Summit" - June 9, 2017
Thank you to all of our speakers for sharing their expertise! 

United Way's 7th Annual Awards Finale Luncheon Celebration
Thanks to all of our amazing superheroes that made this event happen, as well as what you have done for our community! We truly could not do it without youPlease click to see photos from today

Women United Spring Luncheon - May 3, 2017
Thanks to all the beautiful women that made the Spring Luncheon a huge success. We would not be here today without each and every one of you! Please click to see photos from today

Women United Stone Soup - February 4, 2017 
Please see video!

Young Philanthropists Salvation Army Christmas Depot - December 2016

Women United Annual Fall Luncheon - October 5, 2016
What is truly possible was evident at our 13th Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Our keynote speaker, Helen Dragas shared two valuable lessons she learned from her family: ‘There is a direct and inseparable correlation between the outcomes we want and the time and effort each of us is willing to invest to achieve it.’ And ‘There is no such thing as a weaker sex.’ As women united, we have begun to come of age - our voices are being heard and we are in a unique position to help more women and their families rise above. We couldn’t do it without all of you.  Thank you for attending and making a commitment to your community.

African American Leadership Society Fall Luncheon - September 22, 2016
On Thursday, September 22, more than 230 members and guests braved the weather to attend our 5thAnnual AALS Luncheon - and they pledged $42,748 to significantly impact our community, a 30% increase from 2015! It was a memorable event!

United Way Day of Caring 2016
Each year, all across South Hampton Roads people come together to lend a hand to local non-profit agencies in our area. 

United Way Day of Action 2016
On Saturday, June 18, more than 200 volunteers and their families  "flipped" four schools to help launch the summer programs at Chesterfield Academy, Jacox Elementary, P.B. Young, Sr. Elementary School and Ghent Elementary (Tidewater Park)! Volunteers spent the morning decorating more nearly 100 bulletin boards in summer themes to make the Summer LEAP experience special.  Participants also donated thousands of much-needed supplies for the children and families of the neighborhoods. More than 1,000 students are signed up for the 6-week academic/earned enrichment program, with a goal of reducing summer learning loss, increasing reading and math skills, and developing skills like teamwork, responsibility, critical thinking, communication, and resilience. The schools are part of our United for Children partnership to drive educational success for our poorest children as a way out of poverty.  Thank you to everyone who made the event a success! Here is a short video to show the 2016 Day Of Action! 

Booker T. Washington High School Student Care Clinic Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Together, Dr. Michael E. Thornton, Carol McCormack, Dr. Richard V. Homan, Darleen Mastin and Lewis W. Webb III hosted the Booker T. Washington High School Student Care Center unveiling. The new Student Care Center is a collaborative partnership among United Way, Optima Health, Norfolk Public Schools, EVMS, City of Norfolk and United for Children. It is the first heath center located in a school in Hampton Roads, and the second in the state of Virginia. 

United Way's 6th Annual Awards Finale Luncheon Celebration
Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to all the companies that held United Way campaigns during 2015/2016! Your donations make good things happen for our neighbors in need. Here’s a short video to show all of the fun that happened at the 6th Annual Awards Finale Luncheon which was sponsored by Wells Fargo. Also, see the Flickr photo album at see the list of Trailblazer Award winners, be sure to check out page 4 of our Annual Report

Young Philanthropists YP Summit - May 20, 2016
On Friday, May 20th, more than 120 young philanthropists came together for a full-day conference with keynote speakers, professional development workshops and networking with other young adults and community leaders.

Women United Annual Spring Luncheon 2016
Thank you to the more than 100 women who attended our WLC Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 3rd at the Virginia Beach Westin.  We had a great day!  Carol McCormack, president and CEO of United Way shared the story of how the Women’s Leadership Council became a “disruptive” force charging the United Way to think about our work differently, more collectively, more holistically, and more collaboratively.  This ultimately led to the creation of United for Children.

African American Leadership Society Service Project 2016
AALS members rolled up their sleeves to help families in our community during our service project at the Foodbank. The Foodbank of Southeastern VA provides nutritious canned, boxed, fresh, frozen, and prepared food to hundreds of thousands of individuals annually. This food is recovered and secured from restaurants, supermarkets, food distributors, the USDA, farmers, wholesalers, sportsmen, and through food and fund drives.  Members spent the morning packing bags/boxes with essential items. Thank you to everyone who gave of their time to make good things happen for our friends and neighbors!

Women's Leadership Council Stone Soup - February 2016
On Saturday, at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, members of the Women's Leadership Council and their families came together in the spirit of Stone Soup to prepare meals for several United Way agencies. We had a great turnout of more than 150 participants! Together, we prepared over 400 assorted casseroles and 600 PB&J brown bag lunches! Please see the short video capturing the 2016 Stone soup event!