The Return of “The Power of a Purse”…

The Women‟s Fund of the Kenosha Community Foundation announces a return engagement of its “Power of a Purse” fundraising event in 2011:

Power of a Purse Friday, November 4, 2011 6:00 PM Best Western Harborside Conference Center 5125-6th Avenue Kenosha, WI

The sale of purses – fashion, one-of-a-kind, artist-designed, and hand-crafted…some filled with “surprises” – are the event‟s highlight. Cocktails, including a wine and martini bar, food by local caterers and live entertainment will also be a part of the evening‟s festivities.

One of the event‟s coordinators, Kathy Barth says “Mark your calendars. „Power of a Purse‟ promises to be another memorable and fun-filled evening of camaraderie with you and your gal-pals…and a bunch of great purses!”

Tickets are $35 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Women‟s Fund endowment. Past Women‟s Fund fundraising events, including “Power of a Purse”, have raised over $78,000. Tickets for the event, available ONLY in advance, can be purchased at the Foundation office or on-line, go to

“Call for Purses…and Volunteers”
In advance of the event, the Women‟s Fund is holding a “Call for Purses”. Another of the event‟s coordinator, Jane Harrington-Heide says, “We are asking for donations of purses – new purses, designer purses, hand-designed/decorated purses or „purse-themed‟ items, such as a jewelry, lamps or carpets.”

All donated purses must be received at the Foundation office by October 15, 2011. Arrangements can be made to pick up donated items. The Foundation office is located at 600-52nd Street, Suite 110, Kenosha, WI 53140 (262-654-2412).

In addition to purses, the Women‟s Fund is looking for volunteers to help with the event. To volunteer and for other inquiries, please call Sally Huck at 262-652-0523.

About the Women’s Fund

The Women‟s Fund is a component fund of the Kenosha Community Foundation that supports programs and organizations that create opportunities for women and children through direct grant and responsive philanthropy. The Fund, started by a group of Kenosha women who are dedicated to improving the well being and quality of life of women and children in Kenosha County, is open to receiving tax deductible contributions of any amount throughout the year. Since 1998, the Women’s Fund has distributed nearly $50,000 in grants to non-profit organizations throughout Kenosha County.

The Kenosha Community Foundation, organized in 1926 as a tax-exempt public charity, actively manages permanent endowments established by individuals, families and business organizations as well as field of interest funds, such as The Women’s Fund. As a public charity gifts to the Foundation provide the maximum tax advantage to the donor and provide a cost effective method to carry out long term charitable goals.
Media Contact:
Robert Schneider, Executive Director 262-654-2412


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