Women In Philanthropy




Women In Philanthropy harnesses the passion and commitment of local women to make local community changes by engaging in opportunities to give, advocate and volunteer to address the most critical issues confronting youth in Santa Cruz County. Your contribution enables our network to provide support for:

  •  College & Career Readiness
  •  Health & Wellness
  •  Economic Mobility
  •  Community Engagement



When Women Come Together, Young Lives Are Changed

It's true that every community needs strong advocates who understand their problems, know their potential, and can offer solutions. At the same time, lasting change can occur only when a dedicated, well-organized network shares their solutions and strategies throughout communities. This is the power of Women In Philanthropy. 


What are the advantages of joining?

An annual contribution of $1,000 or more to United Way of Santa Cruz County's Women In Philanthropy includes:

  • Participate in important funding decisions for programs that impact success for local youth

  • Belong to a community of like-minded women who share their passions, ideas, and strengths

  • Participate in leadership events throughout Santa Cruz County hosted by United Way

  • Collaborate with business and community leaders

Questions? Contact Dawn Bruckel at dbruckel@unitedwaysc.org