15th Annual Power of the Purse

Updated: November 06, 2020 10:21 AM
Created: November 05, 2020 03:44 PM

Live-stream program and 100% virtual silent auction on
December 1st, 2020 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Great things happen when the community comes together and Lives United. 


United Way of Olmsted County’s (UWOC) 15th Annual Power of the Purse (POP) hosted by Women United, has historically been a ticketed event. However, this year’s POP is going 100% VIRTUAL! Please join us Tuesday, December 1st, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. to watch a free live-stream POP program and participate in our FIRST-EVER online silent auction.

Look forward to a reimagined event and:

- Post Bulletin Auction Preview: Monday, Nov. 23rd

- PLUS Ticket Bidding Opens: Wednesday, Nov. 25th

- Public Bidding Opens: Friday, Nov. 27th 

- Livestream Event and Auction Finale: Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 


15th Annual Power of the Purse | United Way of Olmsted County 15th Annual Power of the Purse | United Way of Olmsted County
15th Annual Power of the Purse | United Way of Olmsted County 15th Annual Power of the Purse | United Way of Olmsted County

All participants are asked to register online for the auction starting November 2nd. Registrants are encouraged to purchase the VIP ticket for $16 to enjoy early access to view and bid on exclusive, pre-program items and offers, and be entered for a chance to win a mystery gift, worth up to $1,500! The online auction will feature an assortment of designer, vintage, and classic purses, and a variety of kid, family, and adult experiences, such as a private flight in a Steerman Biplane.

Auction Highlights include:

PURSES: Designer (Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Fossil, Kate Spade, and more), Artisan, and Classic bags of all sizes and styles.
EXPERIENCES: Winemakers Tour, Ride in a Stearman Biplane, Flyfishing, Chef's Dinner Party at Home, Youth Camp and Party Experiences, Theater & Dinner packages... and more!  

This event benefits United Way of Olmsted County 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. When children and youth have strong, stable learning and growing environments, they can be more successful in achieving lifelong success and reaching their potential. United, we are providing quality early childhood education, social-emotional learning opportunities, peer mentorship, home visits, school supplies, and changing systems to ensure future generations are on a path toward success.

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