Women's Leadership Council





The Women's Leadership Council (formerly known as the Charles County Woman United In Giving), was created in 2004 under the auspices of the United Way of Charles County.  The group is a network of men and women who solicit, contribute and distribute funds to support the local needs of women and children.  The mission of the initiative is to create a powerful network of individuals who strengthen the Charles County community through a focused investment of their time, talents and treasures, in order to bring about positive change in the lives of women and children in the county.
100% of gift goes into grantmaking fund
Joining local philanthropic leaders who are passionate about issues affecting women and children in the County
Gifts of $500 or more entitle you to join the Steering Committee and help decide the programs to be funded
Various outreach and networking events throughout the year
Invitation to yearly thank-you reception
Recognition in publications (website, Annual Report, etc.)
Since its inception, the Women's Leadership Council has awarded approximately $258,000 in grants to organizations that directly impact the needs of Charles County.  Grants are awarded to organizations that promote physical and mental health of children and women, and the developmental needs of children. 

APRIL 18, 2019, The United Way of Charles County announces the award of $14,610.00 to local non-profit agencies to provide physical and mental health services to uninsured and underinsured women and children of Charles County.  The money for the awards was raised through United Way of Charles County’s initiative, “Women’s Leadership Council” for the 2018 Campaign year. 


Catherine Foundation Pregnancy Care Center was awarded $3,000 to purchase new car seats and pack & plays for clients that participate and complete childbirth or parenting classes.


Center for Abused Persons was awarded $2,420 to provide psychoeducational domestic violence support group sessions for women at the Charles County Detention Center.


Center for Children was awarded $2,190 to provide training for 1 staff member on the Darness to Light program; grant also includes course materials to provide training for 1 year.


Health Partners Clinic was awarded $5,000 to provide dental services and medical appointments to women and children who are uninsured or underinsured.


Finally, Melwood was awarded $2,000 to provide camp materials and supplies for 20 ALICE family campers for the Seed to Table program.   


For more information on the Women's Leadership Council, please contact United Way of Charles County at (301) 609-4844.


If you would like to be a part of this important initiative and help local women and children get services they otherwise could not afford, click here.