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Power of the Purse (POP)

United Way’s 15th Annual Power of the Purse

will be held on December 1st, 2020

 As everyone has been reminding us, great things happen when the community comes together and Lives United. For this reason, we fully intend to host a reimagined event in the fall and will be working with our partners to finalize and share more information about our plans in the coming weeks.  

Event details will be provided on this webpage, on social media, and in our e-news, in the near future.

Thank you to our Media Sponsors who will be digitally previewing and streaming Power of the Purse 2020. 

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*If you are unavailable to attend the event in November and have already purchased your tickets or table, please contact


Power of the Purse is an annual community fundraising event presented by
United Way of Olmsted County's Women United – a giving circle of women leadership
contributors whose collective, caring power is building a healthier, stronger community.

The event benefit programs that provide children and youth with meaningful connections, positive learning environments, and positive role models. These factors are foundational blocks to ensuring and protecting one's quality of life. 


To learn more about Women United please contact Laken Jefferson


View photos from our 2019 event

View photos from our 2018 event 





You can support Power of the Purse by donating a new purse for the silent purse auction. Each year the auction raises thousands of dollars to help children and youth access opportunites opportunities that enhance their learning potential in school and in the community. Please complete this form or email to coordinate a donation drop off. 



If you are interested in virtual and/or social distanced volunteer opportunities for Power of the Purse, email



For the 2020 event, sponsors will have the opportunity to gain more exposure and reach into the community as a result of more digital programming. Sponsors not only make this successful event possible but they are regcognized as leaders and advocates in the community. With sellout attendances for the past few years, we look forward to continuing the momentum for this year's Power of the Purse event.  

Power of the Purse

Distinguished Sponsor

BOLD Sponsor


Mayo Clinic

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Notable Sponsors


Tribute Sponsors



Media Sponsors

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