United Way of Central Massachusetts

Women's Initiative

The Women's Initiative is a philanthropic network of committed, concerned, and caring women who give their time, talent, and treasure for women and girls in our community. Members of Women's Initiative donate $100 or more annually with a focus on building, strengthening, and supporting the development of confident and safe adolescent girls. Women's Initiative has successfully brought about lasting change through educational events, grants for area programs, financial literacy education, and sponsorship of a comprehensive local needs assessment. The Women’s Initiative of the United Way is a thriving vehicle of change for girls in central Massachusetts. Download the Women's Initiative Flyer

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March 2014 Newsletter

April Member of the Month!

Sherri Greene Pitcher, Worcester Chamber of Commerce

“I absolutely love living in this city and it is very important to me to be actively involved in the community; the Women’s Initiative has enabled me to contribute in a meaningful way. I am continually amazed by the incredible women involved with the United Way and the people I’ve met through the programs we support. They all motivate and inspire me!”

Sherri Greene Pitcher brings incredible energy, drive, and passion to everything she does. Sherri balances work, family, and community involvement with a smile on her face.

Sherri grew up in West Boylston and earned her B.A. from Fairfield University. After living in California for seven years, she returned back east with her husband to be closer to family. Sherri and her husband of 20 years, David, live in Worcester with their two children, Hailee (16) and Stephen (13), as well as a giant dog named Titan. Sherri loves Worcester and believes it is a great city to work, visit, and raise a family.

Sherri just started working for the Worcester Chamber of Commerce as the Director of Business Recruitment. In the past, Sherri was involved in the EcoTarium for seven years, co-chairing fundraising events and serving as a Corporator.

As if the work and family life were not enough, Sherri also teaches a fitness class and runs 5-6 miles every day with a fabulous group of women, “the runner girls.” Sherri loves to cook, particularly experiment with new recipes. And, yes, believe it or not, she loves to iron and fold laundry! 

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by participating in the Women’s Initiative and supporting our mission to promote leadership & philanthropy and enhance the lives of women & children.”

- Patsy C. Lewis, Women’s Initiative member

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