We are Women United

Women United is a diverse, vibrant community, bound together by a powerful sense of belonging — to each other, to our mission, and to the communities we call home.

Our mission is simple yet bold: To inspire, educate, and engage women more deeply as positive change agents in support of the advancement of single mothers and their children in Greater Portland.

Igniting Change

We are a united force for the advancement of single mothers and their children in Greater Portland. Through philanthropy, volunteerism, and advocacy, we are leading critical work that will positively influence single mothers’ ability to meet basic needs, educate children, and achieve optimal health and well being.

Recent Updates

February 2017 – Women United Launch Event (Photos)

May 2017 – Walking Tour Update

June 2017 – Mom & Baby Shower” Update

August 2017 – Request for Proposals

Women United is seeking funding requests for two-generation strategies that support single mothers with children who live in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood. Application materials must be received by 5 p.m. on October 10.


  • Learn more about critical issues impacting single women and their children.
  • You’ll be a part of a community of like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, best ideas, and unique strengths to the mission of building stronger communities.
  • Volunteer alongside others looking to create change.
  • Network and collaborate with key business and community leaders at exclusive events.
  • Advocate for key community issues.

Giving Levels

Membership in Women United is based upon an annual membership  contribution:

  • $2,500 Founders Circle
  • $1,000 (3 year step-up program available starting at $500)

The step-up program allows participants to contribute $500, with a commitment to getting to $1,000 within three years. Step-up participants will be recognized as members starting in year one.

Women United Logo

For more information, contact Mara Robinov-Moorhead at 207.874.1000 x 2321.

Steering Committee

Diane Garofalo, Co-Chair, Unum

Nicole Witherbee, Ph.D, Co-Chair, John T. Gorman Foundation

Anne Dalton, The Association of Junior Leagues International

Leslie Gibbons, LTG Financial Organizing Services

Lily Hanstein, Gorham Savings Bank

Stacey Ryan, Playing It Forward Maine

Deanna Sherman, Dead River Company

Stephanie Williams, Esq., Duane Morris


Special thanks to the following organizations for supporting the two generational work of Women United.