United Way - University of Pittsburgh

Pitt Women's Leadership Council

The United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is a growing network of women with energy, talent, and a passion for making our community better for everyone. WLC members are local philanthropists, volunteers, and advocates. They support important work that helps thousands of people improve their lives and succeed. WLC members embrace the chance to connect, share, and empower. Learn more. 

Read more about the WLC’s mission in the University Times.

Check out highlights below from previous WLC events, where we gather to brainstorm, inspire each other, and, most importantly, help our community.

WLC Dinner at the Bethlehem Haven

On November 29, members of the WLC took dinner to the Bethlehem Haven, a local organization that provides food and shelter to the area’s homeless women and men.

Pitt Women's Leadership Breakfast

What happens when you get nearly 100 of Pitt’s most engaged females in a room to discuss ways to make our community better? They combine talents and mobilize into a force of women helping women. 

On November 16, that’s exactly what happened when the University's WLC held its United Way Bring-a-Friend Breakfast at the University Club. Speakers Kathy Humphrey, senior vice chancellor for engagement and secretary to the Board of Trustees, Patty Beeson, provost and senior vice chancellor, and Jinx Walton, chief information officer, discussed the importance of Pitt’s United Way campaign initiatives and the ways the WLC members are teaming up to help local women’s organizations. 

All Pitt women (or spouse/significant other of a male donor) who make an annual contribution of $1,000 or more to the United Way can become members of the WLC. Interested but don’t think you can donate $1000 this year? Use the three- or five-year Step-Up program and get access today. Learn more

Pitt Women's Leadership Luncheon

The Women’s Leadership Council at the University of Pittsburgh kicked off the 2017 United Way Campaign with a Leadership Luncheon at the University Club on October 24. The event featured Kathy W. Humphrey, Pitt’s senior vice chancellor for engagement and secretary to the Board of Trustees—drawing more than 45 women from the University, along with representatives from the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.