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Help vulnerable children succeed

Women United in Philanthropy

United Way Women United in Philanthropy (WUIP) strives to ensure our community’s most vulnerable children enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school.

The efforts of Women United in Philanthropy (WUIP) are closely aligned with Success By 6, a comprehensive community plan for addressing school readiness. Donations raised by Women United in Philanthropy go towards programs that help parents and caregivers access the information and support services they need to nurture their children.

Meet Susan. This short video illustrates the stark realities of child poverty. All too common but very much hidden. Let’s help prevent poverty and ensure that there are no longer children like Susan living in the community. Your donation will help deliver early childhood programs and create a brighter future for vulnerable young children and their families.

This video was submitted by two young men from Richmond and won the ‘Viewer’s Choice’ award at the 2011 United Way Care to Change Video Competition.

WUIP Steering Committee

Catherine Van Alstine (Chair)
Leslie Diamond
Margot Jagger
Christie King
Pamela Martin
Pixie Riddle
Saeedeh Salem
Linda Thorstad

Past Events

Opportunities to get involved

  • Dinner Party Campaigns: A great way to bring women together to socialize, celebrate, network and support a great cause! 
  • La Stella Winery is generously donating 2% of all online sales towards WUIP.

Founding Members of WUIP

For giving children the best possible start in life and for their founding gifts of $10,000 or more, we sincerely thank the following:

Christie King
Jill Diamond
Leslie Diamond
Andrea Thomas Hill
Jolinda Linden
Naudia Mache

   Denise Praill
   Pixie Riddle
   Saeedeh Salem
   Catherine Van Alstine
   Janet E. Wood


For more information about Women United in Philanthropy, please contact Donna MacIntosh at donnam@uwlm.ca or 604.294.8929.