Dr. Winters is the Executive Director of the Fred Rogers Institute, an organization charged with spreading Mr. Rogers’ legacy of kindness.
More than forty women gathered in Warsaw to hear her message as a part of United Way’s ongoing effort to involve more women philanthropists in the work of improving the lives of children.
“Mr. Rogers’ message was clear: listen to children, learn about children, and love children. He had compassion and empathy for all children, no matter their background or circumstances.” – Dr. Dana Winters, Fred Rogers Institute
She challenged the group to overcome the challenges of the last few years by listening more deeply to the children in our community, listening with “the ears of our heart” as the Benedictine monks say.
United Way’s Women Who Care events focus on bringing innovative ideas to our community for ways to strengthen families and improve the lives of children.
“Our Women United leaders strive to bring the best possible ideas to our community. They believe our children deserve our best efforts. They are committed to this very important work.” – Darren Bickel, United Way President
United Way’s Women United efforts include fundraising events, volunteering opportunities, and invitations to interact with our community’s brightest minds.
Over the past four years, Women United has raised over $200,000 for children’s programs and donated hundreds of volunteer hours. To find out how you can get involved with Women United, click below.
Our mission is uniting our community to create positive change. United Way of Whitley & Kosciusko Counties is a non-profit organization focusing on creating lasting change in Education, Income, and Health.
United Way thrives on the generosity of individuals and local businesses. Whether you can give your time, your talents, or financial support, every contribution helps us improve the lives of children in our community.