2019 Raising HOPE Celebration ~ Thursday, June 6, 2019

5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wiltwyck Golf Club

Nominate a Woman Who is Raising HOPE in our Community!

Nominate a woman who has been an exemplary force! This can be your mentor, role model or inspirational cheerleader. Tell us her story and why she’s so special or how she influenced your life. Or, is she someone who is making a difference in her community and/or for women’s causes in Ulster County?

Nomination form for 2019 Raising HOPE honorees

Download the above fillable pdf and submit your entries to: or mail to:
Ulster County United Way
450 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401

As a new feature for this year’s event and another way we will be supporting women – we will be featuring a select group of women artisan’s and craftspeople who have unique items for sale at the event. Interested craftspeople should download the following form and mail it with payment to reserve their space.

Click here to apply!

For more information on this event or nominations, please call Su Marcy at 845-331-4199, ext. 2

2018 Raising HOPE Honorees
top row L-R: Alexis Mills, Ingrid Kulick, Jody Mesches
middle row: Casandra Beam, Melissa L. Banks, Marsha Sebro Wood
bottom row: Beth Barlow, Laura Schwarz, Lauren W. Sheeley, Esq., Ilana Lee Berger

Show your support, become a sponsor! Deadline May 21, 2019.

Or mail your check to Raising HOPE, c/o UWUC, 450 Albany Ave, Kingston, NY 12401.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Su Marcy at 845-331-4199, x2.

“When women support each other, incredible things happen.”

As women mentoring women to success, we provide mentors and financial assistance to local women in an effort to increase their potential for self-sufficiency.  Whether they are pursuing academic, personal, or vocational goals, mentees consistently point to the power of having someone who believes in you, someone who is willing to take the time to listen and guide you.  Mentees who succeed credit their mentors with making it possible.

It is only fitting to honor those women in the community who have mentored other women, providing them with the Help, Opportunity, Passion, and Empowerment they needed to succeed.

 Photo Gallery from the 2018 Raising HOPE Celebration