Women United

Communities need champions who understand their problems, see their potential, and will offer solutions that will make a difference. Change is only possible when there is a vast and organized network of dedicated community members in McLean County that lift up proven strategies and bring them to life.

WOMEN UNITED ignites the power of women who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done, in order to create lasting change in their communities. By joining WOMEN UNITED, you’ll become part of a community of like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, inspired ideas, and unique strengths to the mission of building stronger communities.

WOMEN UNITED mobilizes a powerful network of women who strengthen our community through an investment of talent, compassion, and philanthropy. WOMEN UNITED is fighting for women’s health, education and financial stability.

Get Involved

For questions or more information about joining WOMEN UNITED, please contact Pat Grosso, United Way Resource Development Director and Staff Liaison to WOMEN UNITED at pgrosso@uwaymc.org or 309-828-7383

Member Criteria

Annual gift of $180 to WOMEN UNITED – United Way of McLean County.

Member Benefits

  • Exclusive Invitations to Member Events – Two Events with Keynote Speakers
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Happy Hour Recruiting and Networking Events

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Steering Committee Members

First Last   Email Business/Affiliation Cell Title
Deanna Frautschi 2021 Chairwoman decardinal@aol.com COUNTRY Financial, retired 309-530-0919 2021 Chair
Julie Dobski Member littlejewels.julied@gmail.com Little Jewels Learning Centers 309-287-2487  Member
Kristina Loudenback Member kloudenback@heritageofcare.com Evergreen Place Assisted Living 309-834-2601  Member
Sonya Mau Member maucorp@msn.com COUNTRY Financial, retired 309-838-9375  Member
Stephanie McClellan 2019 Chairwoman Stephanie.mcclellan@pnc.com PNC Bank 309-275-5214 2020 Chair
Laura O’Connor 2022 Chairwoman littlejewels.laurad@gmail.com Little Jewels Learning Centers 309-287-3350 2022 Chair
Sonja Reece Member sonja@sonjareece.com Reece Consulting Services, LLC 309-825-2355  Member
Cat Woods 2020 Chairwoman catjwoods3014@gmail.com Nexus Family Healing 309-275-3014 2019 Chair
Aimee Beam Member aimeebeam@gmail.com The Baby Fold 309-830-3715  Member
Laura Kraynak Member candlewood.suites_dos@yahoo.com Candlewood Suites  Member
Pat Grosso WU Engagement Coordinator pgrosso@uwaymc.org United Way of McLean County 309-825-2230
Kathleen Lorenz WF 180 Staff Liaison klorenz@uwaymc.org United Way of McLean County 309-531-1884