The Power of the Purse

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The Power of the Purse
9th Annual Women's Impact Celebration
Thursday, October 19th, 2023 

Cowlitz County Event Center, 1900 7th Avenue, Longview

Doors open at 5:30
Purse Raffle, Balloon Pop, Jewelry Raffle and more 5:30 - 7:00
Buffet Opens 6:30
Program starts 7:00

Program includes: Fashion Show, Run for the Roses race, Dessert Dash, speaker, Mary Beth Tack and Woman of Excellence Award.

Registration is now open.


The event will honor an outstanding local female who exemplifies strength, passion and action in the realm of philanthropy and community impact. Please see below for nomination criteria.

**The Power of the Purse committee will review all nominations, and determine which nominees will be in the finals and recognized at The Power of the Purse. United Way Executive Committee will  vote to determine the winner. Winner to be announced during The Power of the Purse on October 19, 2023.

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The Power of the Purse would not be possible without community support in the form of sponsorships. If you would like to support this amazing event please considering becoming a Power of the Purse sponsor.

Power of the Purse Sponsorship Flyer

Now Accepting Donations

Join us and help make an impact in our community by donating items to be used for the event fundraising effort!

NEW Purses:
An event favorite is the purse raffle. Please make sure purses are brand new and if possible still have tags attached. Donor name will be hung from a tag on purse.

Gift Baskets/Cards:
The event will include a balloon pop, silent auction and live auction. We could use all different types and values of gifts. Donors name on sign at balloon pop or on auction item.

Desserts will be used for a dessert dash. Donors name will be on a sign next to each dessert.

For more information, or to make arrangements for drop off of donations please reach out to Angela at 360-423-5320 or

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