Power of the Purse (POP)

Power of the PursePower of the Purse 2016

Save the date for Tuesday, June 14! Power of the Purse will return for its eleventh year to once again improve lives in Olmsted County. Help children and youth reach their potential in school and the community by becoming a sponsor, donating a purse, or volunteering. Tickets will be available for purchase on this webpage beginning this spring.

Power of the Purse is annually presented by United Way of Olmsted County's Women's Leadership Council – a giving circle of women leadership contributors whose collective, caring power is building a healthier, stronger community. View photos from last year's Power of the Purse.

Be a Sponsor

Power of the Purse is a popular community event presented by the United Way of Olmsted County’s Women’s Leadership Council to raise awareness and support for education initiatives in Olmsted County. Over 600 people attend this event each year. There are multiple levels of sponsorship available; please contact Bonnie Schultz at (507) 529-4830 or by email at bonnies@uwolmsted.org to learn more.

Purse Donations

You can help support Power of the Purse by donating a new or very gently used purse for the silent purse auction! Each year the auction raises thousands of dollars to help children and youth reach their potential in school and in the community. Donations can be dropped off at United Way between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Questions? Send an email to Molly and Lindsay at powerofthepurseolmco@gmail.com to learn more.


If you are interested in volunteering for Power of the Purse, email rd@uwolmsted.org.