2019 Power of the Purse to Take Place May 9th


May 1, 2019

The United Way of Whitley County’s 2019 Power of the Purse will take place on May 9th at the Whitley County 4H Community Center. Power of the Purse is an exciting philanthropic tradition that has raised over $31,000 in support of childhood success in Whitley County, ensuring the community’s youngest residents are set up for a lifetime of success. Madeleine Baker, CEO of Early Childhood Alliance, will be the event’s Keynote Speaker. She will be sharing the critical role of early childhood success and the impact of this work throughout a child’s life. Emceeing the event this year is award-winning anchor Linda Jackson from Fort Wayne’s NBC.

This year’s event has over 50 designer purses and bags presented for raffle. Each year one purse is selected as the Power Purse. This bag gives its winner the power to make a difference with a $500 donation made in their name to a non-profit agency of their choice. Power Purse raffle tickets are $10. All other raffle tickets are $5 each or buy 10 get 2 free. For the first time ever, 2 Get Away Bags are available for raffle to anyone 18 years or older. These bags will be raffled off on May 7th. A full description of the Get Away bags and details on how to win can be viewed at the United Way of Whitley County website.

VIP Hour Guests will enjoy signature hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine as the have the first look at the evening’s raffle items. VIP Hour begins at 5:00 pm and tickets are $65.00. General Admission will begin at 6:00 pm and tickets are $40. Tickets can be purchased online or at the United Way of Whitley County office.

United Way of Whitley County brings together compassionate people who are committed to improving lives in our community. For 45 years, we have worked to help residents of Whitley County achieve and maintain self-sufficiency by focusing on three key areas of community impact: Education, Health and Financial Stability. United Way works with local businesses, human service agencies, schools and governmental institutions to ensure contributions do as much good as possible throughout our community.

Please join us in improving the quality of life in our community by volunteering with United Way programs and other meaningful service opportunities; advocating by telling friends and colleagues about your involvement with United Way; or by giving a financial gift to support community programs that provide a better quality of life for all of us. Great things happen when we LIVE UNITED.

For additional information about Power of the Purse please contact United Way of Whitley County at 260-244-6454 or visit https://unitedwaywhitley.org/2019-power-of-the-purse/.


One Response to 2019 Power of the Purse to Take Place May 9th

  1. Had a great time!! I love this event and who it is helping. It felt like there was a little more room this year & the restrooms were not an issue. For the food, some of it was great & some not so much. I know it was because of the building but would have rather had a full bar. The purses were awesome but wish that the tickets could have been tossed around! Since we were in the VIP group we made the mistake of putting our tickets in right away so they were on the bottom and it didn’t seem like hardly any were drawn that was in our number group!

    All in all GREAT TIME!!!!

    Thanks to all who worked on it!


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