Women United

Past Women United Tribute Award Recipients

2017: Noemi Aylesworth, Lori Paris, Andrea Kent, Dr. Diane Pittman, and Jeanne Edevold Larson

2018: Rebecca Hoffman, Simone Senogles, Lou Ann Knorr, Samantha Nienow, and Cate Belleveau

2019: Sue Engel, Andrea Kingbird, Rita Albrecht, Joy Johnson and Ruth Sherman

2020: Julia Plum, Tiffany Fettig, Jeri Francis, Sandy Hennum, and Tuleah Palmer

2021: Cynthia Borgen, Ashlea McMartin, Robin Wold, Riki Scheela, and Barb Houg

Women United Tribute Award Committee

LaVon Dennistoun, Anna Carlson, Denae Alamano, Annie Butler Ricks, Rebecca Hoffman, Sandy Hennum, Claire Frenzel, Andrea Kent, Cate Belleveau, Ruth Sherman, Simone Senogles, and Jeanne Edelvold Larson





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 Please send completed membership forms to Annie@UnitedWayBemidji.org

or by mail to United Way of Bemidji Area, PO Box 27, Bemidji MN 56619. 

Women United was formed to inspire, educate, and engage women to become actively involved in leadership, philanthropy, volunteerism, and advocacy in support of their local United Way.  Women United is a group of community-minded women who provide the support it takes to build successful lives through United Way’s building blocks of Health, Education, and Basic Needs.

Women United consists of four quarterly breakfasts a year, with the cost of a breakfast included in the membership fee.  Everyone is welcome to attend a breakfast for a cost of $20, so please come and learn about us and enjoy breakfast!  Each year Women United members rally around a cause in our community and form committees to enact change.  Our projects have included rallying around the Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter’s need for a new facility, all while learning about intimate partner violence in northern Minnesota; supporting the Bemidji Community Food Shelf’s need for a mobile food pantry, which has been serving Blackduck and Kelliher monthly for over 16 months; and most recently, creating Shuttles for Shelters, a transportation initiative for Village of Hope, our local family homeless shelter.


Women United Impact Breakfasts run 8:30-10:00 AM

October 27, 2022

February 9, 2023

April 13, 2023

July 13, 2023