Purses = Books (if it's purses donated for the Silent Purse Auction)! Donating a new (or gently used) purse to the ever popular Silent Purse Auction will benefit children enrolled in the imagination Library program. Every $30 raised will provide one child with a year of free books - one every month - mailed directly to their home. Your purse donations are appreciated!
June 11, 2013 • 8th Annual Power of the Purse at the Kahler Grand Hotel – Heritage Hall. Serving as this year’s event chair is Women's Leadership Council's member Carmen Kane.
Registration and table sales - more information and to register
Ticket Prices: Single Luncheon Registration $50.00 | Single VIP Reception $10.00 | VIP LUNCHEON (table of 10) $675.00 | LUNCHEON (table of 10) $475.00
Silent Purse Auction • 10:30 am – noon | VIP Reception with Liz Murray • 11:00 am – noon | Luncheon and Program • 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Free Parking and Shuttle Service - click here or the trolley for more information
Be a Tree of Chance Winner - click here for more information
Win a chance to select pieces from the Frederic Duclos designer jeweler collection at Hight Randall Personal Jewelers.Â Purchase your Tree of Chance ticket(s) at Power of the Purse for your chance to win one of three $500 vouchers donated by Hight Randall Personal Jewelers for Frederic Duclos jewelry. (Some restrictions apply.)
Thank you Hight Randall Jewelers!
Keynote Speaker – Liz Murray “Homeless to Harvard” - more information
Liz Murray’s memoir Breaking NightÂ is her account of a shattered family, drug abuse and teenage homelessness will leave you amazed at her grit. Education was the miracle that saved her life.
“Liz Murray shows us that the human spirit has infinite ability to grow and can never be limited by circumstances. Breaking Night is a beautifully written, heartfelt memoir that will change the way you look at your community, the obstacles in your own life, and the American Dream. An inspiration; a must-read.” - Robert Redford
“Breaking Night” – Urban slang for staying up through the night until the sun rises.
Copies of Breaking Night are on sale at University of Minnesota Rochester M Gear (UMR Bookstore) in University Square downtown Rochester.
Thank you to our 2013 Power of the Purse Sponsors - 2013 Sponsors
The silent purse auction welcomes donations of new and very gently used purses. Please drop off pursesÂ at the United Way Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5 pm. Proceeds raised benefit the Imagination Library program in Olmsted County.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Bonnie Schultz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 507-529-4830
For more Information
Bonnie Schultz, CFRE
Major and PlannedÂ Gifts Director
United Way of Olmsted County
903 West Center ST STE 100
Rochester MNÂ 55902
8th Annual Power of the Purse
June 11th, 2013 at 10:30 am
The Kahler Grand Hotel
10 Who Make A Difference - Volunteer Award Ceremony
June 26th, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Rochesterfest Main Stage (Center Street)