Connecting women who support our community

Membership Opportunities

Women United members support Tulsa Area United Way by annually giving $250 or more.


Why Join?

Connect – Make lasting connections with like-minded peers and enhance your community impact by engaging in meaningful volunteer opportunities.

Lead – Strengthen leadership and philanthropic skills alongside other well-established female leaders in diverse industries.

Influence – Learn about real needs and issues affecting our community and leverage the collective power of women supporting the Tulsa Area United Way.


Membership Benefits

  • Networking – Annual networking event to meet other Women United members as well as members of Always United and NextGen United.
  • Personal and Professional Development – Annual personal/professional development event featuring a presentation from a community leader on topics important to women in our community. 
  • Education – Annual education event to learn more about issues affecting our community and how we can get involved to make a difference. 
  • Volunteerism – Annual volunteer opportunities for members to be more engaged with the community, including the chance to bid volunteer hours in exchange for local experiences during the annual Time for a Cause auction.

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How your investment helps our community

By joining an affinity group, your donation will help us create lasting change for women and children in Tulsa, Creek, Rogers, Osage, Okmulgee and Wagoner counties.

$21

a month provides a meal for 60 homeless or indigent children and adults. The Salvation Army

$50

a month provides 15 therapeutic books for children to learn the abuse they’re experiencing is not their fault. Family and Children’s Services

$100

a month provides legal assistance for 1 person so they can obtain a protective order for themselves and their children. Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS)


Clydella Hentschel Award for Women in Leadership 

Background: Clydella Hentschel served as Co-Chair of the Tulsa Area United Way Campaign along with her husband David Hentschel in 1992. She was the first woman to serve in many roles in Tulsa, paving the way for other women. Her long history of community service and leadership is exhaustive. She served on many boards in the community and with United Way agencies through the years. As a volunteer, board member or event chair, she was always in the trenches, raising funds, poring over financial documents, never shying away from the hard work.

Purpose: The Clydella Hentschel Award for Women in Leadership honors female leaders in the Greater Tulsa area who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment while devoting time and energy to our local community in a meaningful way that inspires other women to reach their full potential. The honoree for this award demonstrates exceptional leadership skills, makes a lasting impact through support of multiple United Way and community non-profit organizations and is viewed as a trail blazer, leader, innovator and visionary. Honoree’s are recognized at our annual awards luncheon.

Past Clydella Hentschel Award Winners

2021
Marla Bradshaw

2020
Caron Lawhorn

2019
Frauke Quiroga Petersen

2018
Linda Johnston

2017
Libby Johnson

2016
Becky J. Frank

2015
Ruth K. Nelson

2014
Mary Ann Hille

2013
Dr. Nancy Feldman

2012: Clydella Hentschel

Women united 2022 steering committee

LaQuisha Epps, Chair
AEP/PSO

Yvonne Davis
LUXA Enterprises

Stephania Grober
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Betsy Guyer
Tulsa Area United Way

Dana Haynie
Community Volunteer

Krista Hemme
Tulsa Area United Way

Jordan Lusnak
ONE Gas

Olivia Martin
Collegiate Hall Charter School

Mercedes Millberry Fowler
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Regina Moon
Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma

Lauren Sherry
QuikTrip

Annie Tomecek
TD Williamson

Tammy Toombs
OGE Energy

Angie Tye
FORVIS

questions?

Please contact DJ Morrow Ingram at 918-583-7171 or online here