The Women’s Fund of Essex County “Power of the Purse” Fundraising Event

The Women’s Fund of Essex County will host its fifth annual “Power of the Purse” fundraising event.  Inspired by the Victor Hugo saying, “As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled,” this signature event includes a ladies’ evening of fabulous hors d’oeuvres and wine, together with a raffle featuring chances to win distinctive purses and bags donated by renowned designers and retailers.  The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 6:30 until 9:00 p.m. at Brookwood School located off Rt. 127, in Manchester, MA.  All proceeds help fund special projects and annual grant awards made by The Women’s Fund.

Tory Burch Navy Purse

Just one of the many lovely purses that are featured in the raffle.

The Women’s Fund of Essex County was founded in 2003 to promote philanthropy and to raise and distribute funds to organizations that provide opportunities and solutions for women and girls in need throughout Essex County.

To date, The Fund has awarded over $500,000 in grants to Essex County nonprofit organizations.  The Women’s Fund is a field of interest fund of Essex County Community Foundation located in Danvers, MA.

Tickets for the event are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.  For more information, please visit www.thewomensfundec.org

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