Power of the Purse

Thank You for Participating in the 15th Annual Power of the Purse!

Visit our NEW Power of the Purse site for more info!


We appreciate your help in supporting the financial stability of women for the 2023 Power of the Purse event, held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

For its 15th installment, we celebrated our Woman of the Year, Kathy Sample, and held our famous purse auction of over 100 purses with food and drinks! We can't wait for you and your business to join us next year. Thank you to our sponsors, committee members, and attendees.


Read about our 2023 POP Grantees

Read about Kathy Sample, Our Woman of the Year


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Watch the Power of the Purse Presentation

Thank You to Our Committee Members!

Rebecca Bakker-Arkema: BIA Clinical Group

Stacy Collick: Dollar Bill Printing

Jennifer Collins: Community Volunteer

Marjorie Dixon: Conlin, McKenney, & Philbrick, PC

Deanna Fietzer: Comerica Bank

Lynette Findley: Clerk, Charter Township of Superior

Stacy Fuqua: Old National Bank

Laura Koch: Old National Bank

Nicole Kontyko: Key Bank

Kim Liberati: Bank of Ann Arbor

Megan Mazruek: Charles Reinhart

Sue Merkel: Michigan Medicine

Pam Smith: United Way of Washtenaw County

Mitzi Talon: Bank of Ann Arbor

Cristi Tobelmann: DaySmart

Kate Weber: SchoolRise