2022 Women United Bruncheon
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2022 Women United Bruncheon

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Harley-Davidson Museum, The Garage400 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201



Join us for the 2022 Women United Bruncheon as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the power of women as philanthropists, volunteers, and change makers. Learn how Women United members have been extending their efforts in fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our local community with their groundbreaking and award-winning work over the past 20 years. 

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  | Registration & Networking
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Program & Brunch


RSVP by June 10

For the safety and health of our volunteers and staff, full vaccination and up-to-date boosters are required to attend this event. A person is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving all recommended doses in their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine. Up-to-date boosters means a person has received all recommended doses in their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine and one booster dose when eligible. 

You must present your vaccination card (or a photo of the card) upon entry or email it to Bri Poland in advance of the event. If you do not meet these requirements, you are welcome to join the event virtually.

In-person Ticket: $50.00
Table Sponsorships: Gold Sponsor $2,500 • Silver Sponsor $1,500
Virtual Only Ticket: $20.00



Keynote Speaker: Maya Smart

Maya Payne Smart helps parents nurture, teach, and advocate for children on the road to reading. Her book, Reading for Our Lives: A Literacy Action Plan from Birth to Six, is forthcoming from Avery/Penguin Random House. Her website, MayaSmart.com, publishes new book lists, literacy activities, and other free family resources weekly to help parents play their dual roles as first teachers and educational advocates. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s in social studies with honors from Harvard University. She serves as affiliated faculty in Educational Policy and Leadership in the College of Education at Marquette University.

2022 Linda T. Mellowes "Woman Leader of the Year" Award Honoree: Dr. Mary Kellner

Mary Kellner is committed to helping address the achievement gap that Milwaukee’s children are facing in addition to some of the other disparities that exist in the community. Mary spent her career as an elementary school teacher and an elementary guidance counselor. For the last twenty-five-plus years, she has volunteered at numerous nonprofit organizations such as Next Door, UW Milwaukee Foundation, The Nehemiah Project, Schools That Can Milwaukee, City Forward Collective, Pathways High, and The I Have A Dream program. She was a trustee for the Faye McBeath Foundation for 10 years and is a trustee of the Cardinal Stritch board. She also spends considerable time working with the Kelben Foundation, which has funded hundreds of scholarships for needy high school seniors, endowments for professorships, and many other educational and health initiatives. 

Mary holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's degree in guidance and counseling, and a Doctor of Education degree. She has been married to her college sweetheart, Ted, for 52 years and has three grown children and five grandchildren.




Questions? Contact Casey Renn at 414.263.8150 • crenn@unitedwaygmwc.org

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all our volunteers, donors, and staff. If you require acommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact Bri Poland.