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Women United


Please send completed membership forms to or by mail to United Way of Bemidji Area, PO Box 27, Bemidji MN 56601. 



Congratulations to our 2020 Women United Tribute Award Recipients: Julia Plum, Tiffany Fettig, Sandy Hennum, Jeri Francis, and Tuleah Palmer. These women bring passion, expertise, and dedication to their work for our community. Click here learn more about their work and watch them being surprised with their awards.


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 first year we rallied around the Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter’s need for a new facility, all while learning about intimate partner violence in northern Minnesota.  This year we are supporting the Bemidji Community Food Shelf’s need for a mobile food pantry, which will allow them to take food to rural communities.  Women United members can be involved as little or as much as they would like to in the causes and we encourage anyone and everyone to join.  If you know of someone who would be interested in joining our cause as a Women United member, please share this information with them.

We look forward to using your strengths, resources, and care for our community to help the Bemidji Community Food Shelf secure a mobile food pantry.  Together we can do more than any one of us can do alone!

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Previous Women United Tribute Award Recipients 

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

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

2017 recipients: Andrea Kent, Lori Paris, Noemi Aylesworth, Dianne Pittman, Jeanne Edevold Larson


Women United Committee Members

Chair: LaVon Dennistoun, Barb Treat, Anna Carlson, Jeanne Edevold Larson, Annie Butler Ricks, Denae Alamano, and Shannon Lee