APRIL 13, 2018


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 10 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.



Please reach out to Michelle Mercado, Events and Development Coordinator, at michelle@girlsincpnw.org or (503) 230-0054 x105 for questions regarding Power of the Purse sponsorship.

2018 Girls Council

Samantha Thomas
Teresa Victoria San Juan Leavitt
Madeline Diaz
Ava Mckay
Katelyn Pathammauong
Johana Moreno Perez
Samantha Kristine Crouch
Daynelyn Lexias Santos
Mekdes Hilete
Mara Mitchell
Kelly Han

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!