2022 Women United Derby Luncheon 

This year’s luncheon hosted over 125 influential and philanthropic women and raised over $60,000 for United Way’s early education programs. We hope you had a wonderful time and were inspired by our fantastic guest speakers. 

Upcoming Events

Women United 2021-2022 Calendar 

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As an integral part of United Way, the mission of Women United is to mobilize a powerful leadership network of women to strengthen the Santa Barbara community through a focused investment of talent, compassion, and philanthropy. Led by United Way and Women United supporters we advocate, support and expand the ongoing educational initiatives of United Way of Santa Barbara County.

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Our focus is on expanding United Way’s early educational opportunities for local children. Our major efforts support the United Learning Center, which services are needed now more than ever before with pandemic-related learning loss. The stakes are especially high for students in their elementary school years. Without additional learning support, local children will struggle with the effects of the pandemic’s school closures for years to come. We make a difference in the futures of Santa Barbara County’s children and families by ensuring that more students succeed in school and beyond. 


Case For Action

Local children and families need the support and efforts of women like you through Women United to build better futures for all in our community. Due to limited funding, hundreds of children and families are on waiting lists for United Way’s educational programs. Your involvement and membership gift will ensure that more underserved children and families succeed during crucial early elementary school years and well beyond.

FITS 2021

+ 56% of students grades 3-11 in Santa Barbara County tested below proficiency according to the California Assessment of Student Performance.

+ Local Santa Barbara County students are experiencing learning loss our community has never seen before. 68% of 3rd-grade students did not meet their education standards. 

+ During the 2020-21 school year, ULC served Harding Elementary School’s highest-need first-graders and participants in United Way’s Fun in the Sun summer learning program. Participants gained an average of 2.3 reading grade levels.

+ Young students and their families will make life-long positive improvements that will significantly expand their life opportunities.


Become a Member

Become a member by filling out the online membership form and a Women United representative will contact you shortly to discuss and complete your membership. Click here for the current member list Members make an annual gift of $1,500 or more in support of United Way of Santa Barbara County educational programs.



Contact Victoria Dominguez at vdominguez@unitedwaysb.org or 805-965-8592 to join.