May / June, 2018
  Women United 
  United Way of Knox County, Ohio

In This Letter

Power of the Purse


Facebook Page

Welcome New Members

Grant Application

Recovery Breakfast

Join us!

United Way events
June and July 2018

May 20, 
Girls on the Run
Columbus, Ohio
Girls on the Run club of Columbia Elementary
will participate in 5k race

Jon Our Friends!

Community Events
May and June 2018

1st Monday Each Month, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
the Freedom Center
Family Education Session
106 East Gambier St Mount Vernon

May 1 through Summer
Ariel Foundation Park
Summer Fitness Schedule - Free Events
Ariel Foundation Park 
Schnormeier Event Center

Saturdays May-October
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Mount Vernon Farmers Market
Open Market
1 Public Square, 
Mount Vernon.   

Get Healthy Knox County

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In the News!

Recent Program and Partner Events

ROX self-defense classes took place throughout April and May at Danville, St Vincent du Paul School, and Mount Vernon Middle School. The participating girls could teach us about

Eagle's Nest at East Elementary   celebrated the end of their program's school year on May 3. 
will continue in the Fall.

SPI Spot featured special Space themed activities for 
Star Wars Day.
May the Fourth be with you.

Groups Opioid recovery treatment community has a n ew location coming soon. The center is to be located at
401 West High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 

Email for more details or to share a story or event for the next newsletter.
Get Involved!

Active Volunteer and Enrollment Opportunities

Women United 
Utilizes the power of women to advance the common good in our community.

Imagination Library 
Encourages learning by providing free books to children birth to age 5.
To become a sponsor or to donate to the program, Contact  Karen

SPI Where Science and Play Intersect Discovery Play Space,  
Is  offering 

Knox County YMCA
Promotes health & fitness programs for all ages.

Touchpointe KnoxWorks
Removes barriers for Neighbors in need of a second chance to transition to the workforce.
This is a win-win for both 

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"You Get in Life what you have the courage to ask for."

- Oprah Winfrey

Women United
United Way 
of Knox County, Ohio,  
is currently accepting Women United Grant Applications.

Power of the Purse

This year's Power of the Purse event took place on May 4, 2018 in  Gund Commons at Kenyon College. With 287 attendees filling 34 tables and over 20 waiters, this was the largest Power of the Purse event that we have held to date! Thank you to everyone who helped us exceed our  fundraising goal $50,000. By the end of the night, guests contributed  over $63,000 to support Women United projects. 

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Power of the Purse a success! Our Event Program (available upon request) contains a full list of contributors. 

We would also like to thank Jagger Auction House, Kenyon College, our Waiters and Models, the Women United Power of the Purse Subcommittee, all of our event volunteers and attendees, as well as everyone who donated, participated in the Silent Auction, and  bid on items in the  Live Auction. The generosity and compassion shown is absolutely amazing.

Special guest this year included Knox County's very own Elvis. 

Co-emcee David McCreary helped make the evening magical.

We hope you had just as much fun as we did. 
Images from the event are available on our 

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in the images that you post to share them with other members and the community!


United Way of Knox County employees showed their commitment to efforts in stomping out sexual assault.  Pictured on the right,  Cyndi Wyatt and Susan Moder look great showing their support on Denim Day in their Women United shirts.

We would like to recognize our partner agency, 
New Directions Domestic Abuse Shelter and Rape Crisis Center, survivors of sexual assault, and everyone who by participated in #DenimDay on April 25. Denim Day was a special day set aside to wear denim as a way to raise awareness about sexual assault.

Facebook Page is Live!

We are delighted to introduce you to our new Women United Facebook Page! Use the page to stay current with Women United news and events. We will also be sharing updates and information from the programs that Women United supports. Give us feedback on what else you would like to see on the page!

Welcome New Members
Please help welcome our newest Women United Members! 

Michelle Turner Ganz

Anissa Treen

Elaine Wilson

Elizabeth Doolittle

Women United Grant Application
Do you have an idea for a project? Do you think that Women United might be interested in funding it? Have you been in recent conversation when someone mentioned a particular need in Knox County? Is there a cause for which you feel passionately? 

Complete our Grant Application in order for your project to be considered for funding August 2018 through August 2019. Please note, projects funded for 2017 to 2018 must submit a current application in order to be considered for 2018 to 2019 investment. 

Applications are accepted now through July 4. 
Grant Applications are reviewed and selected for support by Women United's founding members. 
Grant awardees will be announced at the Women United Luncheon August 2. 

For more information, please email [email protected] or call 740.397.5721 

Women in Recovery Breakfast

Mark your Calendars for Thursday, June 21st. Join us at 7:30 A.M. for breakfast in the Garden Room at The Alcove as we celebrate our sisters for The Freedom Center as the celebrate maintaining their sobriety for one year or longer.