WITH YOU IN HER CORNER, POWER OF THE PURSE 2018 RAISED AN ASTOUNDING $420,000!

 

thank you to our presenting sponsor 

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Power of the Purse is Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest's biggest event of the year, packed with a POP Up Shop, live auction fashion show, dinner, and much more!

For more than 13 years, Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest has had the pleasure of hosting our annual gala, Power of the Purse. In the months prior to the event, many of Portland's most notable leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists work with local purse designers to create a one-of-a-kind handbag. Each piece is a unique work of art that will be auctioned off during a live fashion show presenting the fabulous handbags, the creative individuals who inspired the design, and the bright stars of the evening: our Girls Inc. girls! With extensive media coverage and notable 'Purse-o-nality' participants over the years, Power of the Purse has positioned itself as one of the most innovative and talked about events in our community.

 

LEARN MORE:

Please contact Helen Cotton-Leiser, Development Director, at helen@girlsincpnw.org or (503) 230-0054 for questions regarding sponsorship.

Thank you to our Generous sponsors!

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Please contact Helen Cotton-Leiser, Development Director, at helen@girlsincpnw.org or (503) 230-0054 for questions regarding sponsorship.

THANK YOU TO OUR PATRON SPONSORS! 

APPLIED MATERIALS

US BANK 

TRAIL BLAZERS

PORTLAND TIMBERS / THORNS FC

COMCAST

DAIMLER

GERDING EDLEN

MOSS ADAMS LLP

OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK AND STEWART, P.C.

COLUMBIA BANK

TONKA TORP

MODA, INC.

CHUBB

HERITAGE BANK

PCC STRUCTURALS

PERLO CONSTRUCTION

KUNI AUTOMOTIVE

DURHAM AND BATES INSURANCE BROKERS AND AGENTS

KAISER PERMANENTE - WOMEN'S GROUP

THE NIGHTWOOD SOCIETY

 

2018 PURSE-O-NALITIES

Monique Little - chief people officer for first tech
Janice Williams - Film producer
Wendy Collie - ceo of new seasons
Tra'Renee Chambers - host of afternoon live
CJ McCollum - starter for portland trail blazers
Michelle Weisenbach - market president of key bank
Ila Borders - former professional baseball player
Maj. Kari Armstrong - F-15 Strike Eagle WSO
Lee Hedgmon, Madeleine McCarthy, AND Natalie Baldwin - Lady Brewer Girl Gang
Mark Parsons - coach for portland thorns
Jolie Brownell - author of me too
Monica Enand - ceo and founder of zapproved
Christine Andrus - cofounder of gypsy dancer wines

2018 DESIGNERS

Minou-Minou

Looptworks

Leather Girl Kelley

Anabaglish

Colty

Hand and Hide

Maria Sosa

SOREL

Get Sushi Designs

TAH Bags

Nuciano

Denise and the Traveling Machine

Every year, guests at Power of the Purse have the opportunity to shop their favorite local vendors in benefit of Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest. Shop the Power of the Purse POP Up Shop and donate 25% of purchase to strong, smart, and bold girls in the Pacific Northwest!

 

Adorn Boutique

Amira Jewelry

Amy Olson Jewelry

Anabaglish

Avenue Five Jewelry

Beach Bones Jewelry

Becky Lang Jewelry

Betsy & Iya

COLTY

Dolcetti

Fetch Eyewear

Grish and Watson

High Sparrow

House of Wolves

Jewel Box Social

Jolie Brownell

Looptworks

NUCIANO

Project object

Orox

Oya Kara

Sacred Spiral Botanicals

TAH Bags

Tati and Me

ZizzyBee Bags