United Way Of Washtenaw County’s Power of the Purse Tickets Now Available

15th Annual Power of the Purse Event catalyzes the Financial Stability of Women in Washtenaw County.


ANN ARBOR, MI (January 18, 2023) - United Way of Washtenaw County’s (UWWC) celebration on March 8, 2023, will return to an in-person event at the Morris Lawrence Building located on the Washtenaw Community College campus. The 15th Annual event focuses on recognizing women who make a difference in the community and sustaining programs that benefit the well-being of women. Tickets are now available at: https://www.uwwashtenaw.org/pop.  

This year’s Power of the Purse will celebrate Argus Farm Stop owner and local community volunteer, Kathy Sample, as the Woman of the Year.  

In addition, the event will feature raffle baskets and a purse auction of 100 designer purses in a variety of name brands, and styles, along with dinner and drinks.  

The Power of the Purse Committee is currently accepting monetary, purse, and raffle donations, along with sponsorships for Power of the Purse. To purchase a ticket, donate, or add your organization as a sponsor for Power of the Purse, visit: https://www.uwwashtenaw.org/pop.  

Women United is a United Way national network of some 70,000 members in 165 U.S. communities and the most successful women-oriented philanthropic effort of its kind. Locally, since its inception, the UWWC Women United has granted over $362,000 through the Power of the Purse event to Washtenaw County human service organizations.  



As part of our 100-plus year history, United Way of Washtenaw County brings people, organizations and resources together to create a thriving community for everyone. Our focus areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability are the building blocks for a strong community and create opportunities for individuals and families. Our Volunteer Center provides an easy, online way for people to connect with nonprofits in the community and our 2-1-1 helpline refers more than 8,000 people annually to critically needed services. To learn more, donate, or volunteer, visit uwgive.org.