Women with Heart

Held each August, Greater Mankato Area United Way’s Women with Heart Luncheon unites women in our region to make a difference. This is our first pledging event of the annual campaign for our partner programs! 

2021 Women with Heart Recap

Thank you to all who attended Greater Mankato Area United Way's 12th annual Women with Heart Luncheon today, presented by Pioneer Bank! More than 730 women united to make a difference in our region. Thank you to our sponsors, in-kind donors, committee members and volunteers. We are incredibly grateful to our keynote speakers, Kendall Grund and Kobi Schuck, along with facilitator Kate Cox. They did a fantastic job leading discussion about mental health and supporting each other.

Presented by:

pioneer bank

2021 Women with Heart Keynote Speakers

This year’s event features two young women involved in Project for Teens, a Greater Mankato Area United Way partner agency. In a conversation around mental health, the panelists will share their personal journeys, while facilitator Kate Cox provides guidance on recognizing signs and symptoms and how to support people experiencing mental health issues. Kendall Grund is an incoming senior at Mankato West and participates in swimming and choir. Kobi Shuck played girls basketball for Mankato West and will be a freshman at Gustavus Adolphus College this fall. Facilitator Kate Cox, LICSW, is Program Director at Project for Teens.

Kendall Grund Kobi Shuck


Join us as a sponsor for Greater Mankato Area United Way’s annual Women with Heart Luncheon.

Each year, hundreds of women from our region come together to be inspired and united behind a cause while learning about the impact of United Way programs.

For more information about become a sponsor for Women with Heart contact events@mankatounitedway.org.

Thank you to our Grand Prize donor, Exclusively Diamonds!

White Sapphire Circle of Life Pendant

The Grand Prize will be drawn from completed pledge forms.

2021 WWH Grand Prize

We also drew for door prizes throughout the luncheon, generously donated by local businesses!

Conversation continued at the After Party following Women with Heart! Ladies enjoyed prize drawings, specials and music by Garrett Steinberg. Thank you to After Party sponsors Number 4 and Exclusively Diamonds.

United Sponsors

Old National Bank

Debbie Ogren - True Real Estate

Event Sponsors

 Community BankConsolidated  Exclusively Diamonds  Federated InsuranceGreater Mankato RotaryMankato Clinic  Minnesota River Valley Tile   MTU       MSU PrimeSource Scheels UBP Wallerich Consulting Walmart

Supporting Sponsors

APX Construction Associated Finishing, Inc.Bolton & Menk Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic Christian Family SolutionsDairy Queen WestEide BaillyFrandsen Bank & Trust Key City Insurance Agency/Generations/Terrace View Golf Course/Minneopa Golf ClubLloyd ManagementMankato Craft Co.Mankato Elks Lodge #225 Mankato Motors Co. River Hills Hotel/Giddie SkinSouth Central College Southern Minnesota OrthodonticsStewart Title CompanyThe Free Press MediaWW-CommunicationsXcel Energy