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Who We Are

A member of Women United is one that LIVES UNITED – they Give. Volunteer. Advocate through CAUW with like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, best ideas, and unique strengths to the mission of building stronger communities. Women United members volunteer alongside others looking to create change. They also network and collaborate with key business and community leaders at exclusive events through these works. 

Members of Women United give at the Gottlieb and Tocqueville leadership societies (Annual gifts over $1,000). Through these donations, we can focus on education, income stability, healthy living, and basic needs - the building blocks for a strong 10-Parish community.

Meet the Women United Executive Cabinet

Women United Information Flyer

View the List of Prior Power of Women Award Recipients


Ways To Join

•    You can give through payroll donations at 83.50 per month, if available through your company
•    You can visit www.cauw.org/donate and select recurring or annual payments in the other section write Women United 
•    Mail a check to CAUW, 700 Laurel St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 


• Participate in the Step-Up Program for NEW Members 

         During years 1 & 2 of the step-up program, you will be able to volunteer with our members and join subcommittees for direct involvement in the planning and execution of events and volunteer opportunities. In year 3 and/or once you become a Gottileb Society or Tocqueville Society member, you will also be invited to additional social networking events, community events, receive a VIP pass to Jambalaya Jam, and become eligible to sit on the Executive Committee. 
                  NEW Members only can join the 3-Year Step-Up Program 

                  Year 1:          Donate $500 annually or $42.00 monthly
                  Year 2:          Donate $750 annually or $62.50 monthly
                  Year 3:          Donate at the Gottlieb Level (gifts of $1,000+) annually or $83.50 monthly

                  Step-Up Program Payment Options:
                 1. Visit www.cauw.org/donate and select recurring or annual payment in other section write Women United Step-Up
                 2. Mail a check to CAUW, 700 Laurel St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Women United Step-Up

For Any Questions About Women United, Please Contact Amey Shortess Crousillac, Vice President of Resource Development at 225-382-3511 or ameyc@cauw.org


Make Your Nominations for the 2023 Power of Women Awards Below:

Legacy of Service Award - Honors a leader who has had a positive influence on the community and will “leave a legacy” on our 10-parish area. This individual is a role model and provides excellent leadership in one’s profession or co-curricular activities. This individual exemplifies service above self through civic and/or community engagement.

Woman of Inspiration Award - Honors an individual who not only tirelessly fills a vital role of service in our community, but demonstrates passion in giving back and advocates for others to join the crusade. They serve as an inspiration to others who wish to get involved through service in our community and has made a significant contribution of time to furthering Capital Area United Way’s outreach, fundraising, planning, impact, or internal initiatives.

United 40 Award – Honors the power of an individual 40 years of age and under that is striving to make a positive and lasting impact in our community. This can be through excellence in giving, advocating or volunteering who contribute their time and talents for the pure sake of the cause. This young ambassador is an up & coming difference maker who is just beginning a lifelong commitment to service. 

Excellence in Social and Community Investment –  Honors an individual in business (profit or non-profit) who despite their busy schedule, takes the time to give back.  This person strives to positively impact the community, exemplifies a spirit of passion and groundbreaking achievement that leads the way for others through their integrity, compassion, credibility, humility and empowerment of others. They have achieved social balance and exemplifies good citizenship. 

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