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Power of the Purse 2018

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Power of the Purse

13th Annual Power of the Purse: June 12, 2018

Power of the Purse is a signature community event presented by the United Way of Olmsted County’s Women United to raise funds and awareness to help children and youth in our community reach their potential. Annually, over 600 community members attend this luncheon and silent purse auction. To register, please complete this form or call (507) 287-2000 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Location: Rochester International Event Center

Silent Purse Auction: 10:30 am - noon
Speaker Reception: 11:00 am -  11:45 am
Luncheon and Keynote Speaker: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.

Purse Auction: The ever popular silent purse auction is back! To donate a new purse, please contact or call 507-287-2000. Donations of new or gently used, popular brandname purses for the auction may be dropped off at United Way during regular business hours.

Keynote Speaker: Shannon Huffman Polson. Shannon Huffman Polson served on three continents and led two flight platoons and A-Line company.

In the midst of her breakthrough role as a female helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army, Polson learned lessons on leadership, courage, teamwork, and above all the importance of GRIT - that personal dedication and strength which exists at the intersection of purpose and passion.

Sponsors: Thank you to Bremer Bank, our Distinguished Sponsor, and all our sponsors for this event. View 2018 sponsors.

Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering for Power of the Purse, please email

Event Details

June 12th, 2018 10:30 AM   through   2:00 PM
7333 Airport View Dr SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States
Phone: 507-287-2000
Event Fee(s)
SPEAKER RECEPTION Individual $ 15.00
LUNCHEON Individual $ 50.00
LUNCHEON Table of 8 $ 400.00
VIP LUNCHEON Table of 8 $ 500.00
FRIEND $ 350.00
TRIBUTE $ 1,250.00
NOTABLE $ 3,000.00
Distinguished sponsor $ 10,000.00
Donation $ 50.00

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