We are giving away a pair of tickets to Girls Inc. Power of the Purse Boutique Night @ Portland Hilton on March 14. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, March 10.
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Power of the Purse
March 14, 2014
4:30 p.m. | $40-175+
More info: girlsincnworegon.org
921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon will host its ninth annual Power of the Purse event on March 14th at the Hilton Portland. The gala will bring together women and men from all across the Portland metro area to celebrate and raise money for the strong, smart and bold women of Portland. This year, fourteen remarkably innovative Portland women will represent the purse-o-nalities of this year’s Power of the Purse. Each purse-o-nality will be paired with a local purse designer to create a truly unique fashion statement. With the help of a member of the Girls Inc. Girls Leadership Council, the power trio will create a purse that not only is a work of art but also tells a story of female tenacity and strength.
This year’s purse-o-natilities include Oregon’s first female Attorney General – Ellen Rosenblum, Portland Thorns Player – Mana Shim, the CEO of Ruby Receptionists – Jill Nelson, a world travelling Delta Pilot-Jen Peri and 9 more truly remarkable local women. Local designers from Christina Castillo Handbags, Hand and Hide, Mo&CO, Ellington Handbags and more will bring the purse-o-nality’s and Girls Inc. girls’ inspiration to life.
Power of the Purse will feature an auction of these one of a kind handbags modeled by Girls Inc. girls with additional silent auction items including vacations, epicurean adventures, local design work and much more. The night will also include shopping with some of Portland’s favorite boutiques, a wine wall, and dinner. Individual Unreserved Tickets are $175 and Double Date Package (4 reserved seats) are $1000 for the gala. Access to the Boutique shopping, cocktails, and appetizers prior to the event is $40. Ticket sales start Monday, January 27 and can be purchased online at www.girlsincnworegon.org or by calling (503) 230-0054. All proceeds of Power of the Purse benefit the programs and mission of Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon, which includes after-school programs that mentor and teach girls the social, financial and leadership skills they need to take control of their lives and grow into successful adults.
This year’s Power of the Purse gala will be a true Portland event bringing the creativity, design, innovation, and local spirit to life in a night benefitting strong, smart, and bold young women of the Northwest.
The evening’s events …
- 4:30 PM
BOUTIQUE – doors open for the boutique, wine wall & silent auction Plaza Foyer & Pavilion Ballroom
- 7:00 PM
DINNER / LIVE AUCTION / RUNWAY – doors for the dinner and live auction Grand Ballroom
About Girls Inc:
The mission of Girls Inc. of NW Oregon is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Our vision is empowered girls and an equitable society. We have been providing programming to girls 8-18 in the greater Portland area since 1998 as a local grass-roots organization originally known as Girls Initiative Network. We became an affiliate of the national organization, Girls Incorporated® in 2005. The national roots of Girls Incorporated ® date back to the Industrial Revolution. Girls Incorporated provides the 90 affiliate organizations across the US and Canada with program research, development, training and advocacy support. Today, our affiliate network serves 125,000 girls ages 6 – 18 annually across the United States and Canada. All Girls Inc.