Power of the Purse

Record-Breaking 2018 Power of the Purse Event!

Record-breaking attendance AND dollars raised marked the 2018 SOLD OUT Power of the Purse event!   With more than 350 attendees rapidly bidding on the 109 purses included in the silent auction, raffles, and many new corporate sponsors, including co-lead sponsors IHA and St. Joseph Mercy Health System all generated much-needed funds to support women's financial stability. This year we are able to give back over $50,000 to women in need in our community!

This year, we had the privilege of honoring Cecilia Fileti as our Woman of the Year.  In her acceptance speech, Cecilia challenged all of us to fight for victory over vulnerability.  Watch her remarks here!

Special thank you to our committee members, sponsors and attendees for making this night a tremendous success for women!



Committee members featured left to right, Pam Smith, Lynda Walker, Jena Agler, Sue Merkel, Tina Heusel, Lynette Findley, Woman of the Year-Cecilia Fileti, Power of the Purse Committee Chair-Mitzi Talon, Kim Liberati, Amy Wallen, Stacy Fuqua, Kate Weber and Marjie Dixon.   Check out 2018 photos here!

For more information about the Power of the Purse event, contact Tina Heusel at theusel@uwwashtenaw.org or 734-677-7224.


Thank you to our Incredible Sponsors!