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2018 Power of the Purse
August 3, 2018 | United Way Team

On Thursday, August 2, Women United (formerly WLI) hosted its annual Power of the Purse. The proceeds from the event forward Women United’s mission to fund healthcare services for local women in need. More than 150 women attended this event held at US Bank in downtown Cedar Rapids.

The evening had something for everyone:

  • Nearly 80 purses
  • A five-night stay at a cabin in Galena donated by Ben and Julie Golding
  • Kate Spade purse and wallet as the grand prize raffle donated by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
  • Diamond earring and necklace set donated by US Bank won through a game of heads or tails
  • Seibke Hoyt Jewelers brought one-of-a-kind jewelry for attendees to try on

“Power of the Purse proved once again that our community has the most impressive group of women who generously support a shared vision of addressing women’s health issues.  We had big fun, raised money and connected with old and new friends. Thank you to all who attended and supported the event with donations of purses, prizes, sponsorships and the many volunteers!” – Kelly Lind-Daufeldt, 2018 Women United Steering Committee Chair

We would like to recognize our Power of the Purse sponsors for making this year’s event possible.

Thank you to US Bank and its employees for hosting Power of the Purse this year!

  • Leadership Sponsors: Alliant Energy, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Holmes Murphy, Mercy Cedar Rapids, and Schimberg Co.
  • Presenting Sponsor: UFG

Check out photos from the evening taken by Joe Photo on Facebook.

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Not a Women United member?

Contact Carole to learn more: carole.dzingle@uweci.org or check the Women United page.