Events

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We host events throughout the year to recognize outstanding philanthropic contributions to our community; to educate donors, professional advisors and nonprofit leadership; and, to raise funds for grantmaking.

Thank you for joining us for the Power of the Purse 2020 Centennial Event!

Save the Date for March 26, 2021 for Power of the Purse presents the Women of Initiative

The Power of the Purse kicked off the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote, the ratification of the 19th amendment, and the women’s suffrage movement.

The luxury handbag drawing was sponsored by Waterside Shops. The program included a “Suffrage Roll Call”  featuring participants from local women’s organizations.  Attendees wore suffrage white.

The dynamic duo of Stacey Deffenbaugh and Allyson Richards returned as event chair and vice chair, respectively. Allyson explained the significance of the luncheon. “The Power of the Purse is the signature annual fundraising event of the Women’s Foundation of Collier County whose mission is to alleviate unmet needs and empower women and girls in Collier County,” she said. “The Power of the Purse does more than raise funds.  We are partners in change, working with a broad range of organizations to make a difference, and you see that difference in the lives affected by these grants through their personal stories.  Our ability to positively affect the lives of local women and girls is what compels me to be a part of this event, and I am honored to co-chair with the fabulous Stacey Deffenbaugh.”

The Power of the Purse is presented by the Women’s Foundation of Collier County and is sponsored by Premier Sponsor – BMO Private Wealth Management and Luxury Handbag Sponsor – Waterside Shops.

About the Women’s Foundation of Collier County

The Women’s Foundation of Collier County alleviates unmet needs and empower women and girls in Collier County. More than $500,000 has been granted to nonprofits that support these programs in the past five years.

Click here to watch the Power of the Purse Grant Video

Net proceeds from the event support the Women’s Foundation of Collier County grantmaking.