Women United

Leading the Charge. Inspiring the Change.

What is Women United?

Women United is a circle of purpose-driven women, passionate about making a difference through philanthropy and service. We’re raising our voices, rolling up our sleeves and leaving our fingerprints on a legacy of change. Women United members believe in the collective power of women and empowering each other to accomplish more together.

Our Mission: The purpose of Women United is to inspire, educate, and encourage women to affect change in our community with a focus on women and children through philanthropy, volunteering, leadership and membership. Our local Women United chapter was reestablished in 2021.

Our focus includes:

Empowering women's economic stability

Changing the lives of children

Building the next generation of leaders

Creating meaningful mentorships

Why Women United?

This group is a powerful, global network of strong women in more than 165 communities across six countries. Since 2002, Women United has invested $2 billion in local solutions for health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Women United believes in the collective power of women and that by empowering each other, we can accomplish more for our communities.

Countries Involved

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Billion Raised

Worldwide Members

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We enjoyed our first recruitment event in January: Paint Night at the Colored Easel in Leesburg!

Check back for more fun future opportunities to meet local likeminded women and join Women United!


Our Local Impact

Women throughout our community are brought together to improve the lives of women, children and families. In addition to fundraising events each year, our members help lift up our community though donations, advocacy and volunteer work.


Supporting caregivers to be financially, mentally, and emotionally healthy


Ensuring access to affordable and reliable child care

Financial Stability

Providing a path to a stronger financial future

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Membership Benefits

We appreciate gifts at all levels according to one’s ability. Women United is a leadership society of donors.


  • Network with like-minded philanthropic women
  • Participate in meaningful volunteer, fundraising, and networking experiences
  • Engage in signature volunteer opportunities
  • Access to select professional and personal development programs at no cost
  • Leadership development opportunities by serving on event committees
  • Develop a deeper understanding of community issues
  • Learn to advocate for public policy change, social issues, and community needs
  • Serve with women leaders on the Women United Steering Committee
  • Be nominated to serve on Women United Global Leadership Council
  • Opportunity to attend United Way Worldwide events including Women United Global Summit
  • Access to exclusive Leadership Giving Circle events

Can’t commit to a membership right now, but would like to donate? We appreciate gifts at all levels. 

Would you like to learn more about Women United and membership? Submit an interest form or email us at womenunited@uwls.org

Meet Our Chair & Vice Chair

Kriss Titus

Kriss Titus

Women United Chair

Kriss Titus is a successful strategist and well-respected leader with a lifelong business career in tourism, equine farm management, and the nonprofit sector. She and her husband, Larry, have been married 51 years, raised six children, and have 13 grandchildren. In February 2016 after their youngest son, Army Sargent Michael Paul Titus, took his own life; Kriss & Larry had a strong desire to help veterans and find a positive way to memorialize Michael.

In 2019, Kriss & Larry founded their first nonprofit, Michael’s Foundation, with a mission of supporting veterans and their families.

Kriss believes Passion, Purpose, and Power have given her the strength, motivation and grace to accomplish success with joy and gratitude.

On why the volunteer position with Women United is a perfect fit for her: “It is so very simple, really. Women United’s mission mirrors my own personal mission, which is to support women, share my passion, and use my talents to lead the charge and  inspire change.”

Jessica Serrano

Jessica Serrano

Women United Co-Chair

Motivational Speaker, passionate leader, trainer, advocate, mentor, and advisor are just a few words to describe Jessica Serrano. She has dedicated her life to serving as the voice for the voiceless, a resource for the powerless, and an image of hope for the underrepresented. Jessica is no stranger to facing major challenges and setbacks in her life, which inspired her to develop a TEDTalk called “FEAR IS MY SPEAR”.   She has served the public through many professional roles, and currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Health Sciences Collegiate Academy at Lake Sumter State College. Jessica enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities, traveling, karaoke, cooking, watching movies and hosting game nights.

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