Women's Leadership Council (WLC)

United Way Women's Leadership Council (WLC) of the Susquehanna River Region is partnering with the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to bring books into the hands of children ages 0-5 in six central Pennsylvania counties. The average cost of books and mailing is $25/child per year. For more information or to make a donation to sponsor a child, please visit imaginationlibrary.com

 

A child enrolled in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library will receive a FREE BOOK every month until their fifth birthday.
 

What is United Way Women’s Leadership Council?

The United Way Women's Leadership Council of the Susquehanna River Region is a multi-county group of women who support their local United Way's at a leadership level (donation of $500 or more.) The Women’s Leadership Council is an initiative of United Way Worldwide to mobilize the caring power of women throughout the world. Women’s Leadership Councils advance the common good of their communities by making a personal financial commitment, advocating for issues important to them, and taking a leadership role in the work of United Ways. There are more than 125 Women’s Leadership Councils globally.

What specially designated need is Women’s Leadership Council currently addressing?

In conjunction with National Women’s Leadership Council, the current focus of Women’s Leadership Council of Susquehanna River is Early Childhood Literacy. Early Childhood Literacy centers on providing children, from birth to age eight, with enriching instructional and social experiences that enhance their K-12 school experiences and general ability to read, write and communicate effectively throughout their lives.

What is the makeup of Women’s Leadership Council?

The Women’s Leadership Council consists of a General Membership, an Executive Committee and four Council officers. The General Membership meets annually. The Executive Committee consists of two women from each Regional United Way. They are solicited from the General Membership by each chief executive officer (CEO) and/or director of one of the participating United Ways.

Five-Year Fundraising Goal for Four Participating United Ways

$50,000 = 400 children/year x $25 x 5 years
 
United Way
5 Year Goal
Annual Goal
 
Children
 
Cost
 
Children
 
Cost
Columbia Co.
340
$8,500
68
$1,700
Danville Area
200
$5,000
40
$1,000
Greater Susq Valley
520
$13,000
104
$2,600
Lycoming Co
940
$23,500
188
$4,700
Total
2,000
$50,000
400
$10,000

**Due to budget limitations, we are not able to enroll any more children at this time.

Thank you for your interest and please check back with us in the future for an open-enrollment period.**