Join us at the Portland Hilton on Friday, March 14, 2014 to share
a common thread of caring.
|DOUBLE DATE -
|BOUTIQUE & GALA||BOUTIQUE & GALA||BOUTIQUE & GALA||BOUTIQUE ONLY|
|Boutique admission, dinner, drinks
and reserved runway seating for six, plus recognition in event program.
|Boutique admission, dinner, drinks and reserved runway seating for four.||Boutique admission, dinner, drinks and runway seating in the individual ticket area.||Admission to the boutique, silent auction, appetizers and drinks.|
The evening’s events…
BOUTIQUE – doors open for the boutique, wine wall & silent auction
Plaza Foyer & Pavilion Ballroom
DINNER / LIVE AUCTION / RUNWAY – doors for the dinner and live auction
Ruby Receptionists | Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
A&I Benefit Plan Administrators | The Mahaffy Group at Realty Trust
Banner Bank | Cindy Thompson Event Productions
Walsh Construction Co. | Buchanan Angeli Aultschul & Sullivan LLP
Tonkon Torp LLP | Seyfarth Shaw LLP | NW Natural | Legacy Health
Deloitte | Cambia | Wells Fargo | Paparazzi Tonight
As one of very few female pilots for Delta Air Lines, Jen Peri definitely flies with her own wings! Jen grew up in a family of pilots. When she was 27, Jen was one of the youngest women to be… Read More »
Jill Nelson is the Founder and CEO of Ruby Receptionists, voted one of Fortune Magazine’s top companies to work for in the US for two years running! Jill worked with Christina Castillo Handbags to create “Ruby’s Purse.” The final product… Read More »
Ellen Rosenblum is Oregon’s first ever female Attorney General. She designed a fashionable and sophisticated upcycled one-of-a-kind leather bag with Bianca Peternini at BD503. Ellen is matched with Girls Council member Jenai, an 8th grader at Arleta. After their photo… Read More »
We have had the great pleasure to work with TBIB Creative on the development of the beautiful, sophisticated new look and feel of Power of the Purse. We are so grateful for the generosity, talent and time that Mathieu and… Read More »
We had the great honor of working with local photographer Marci LeBrun on the portraits for this year’s Power of the Purse. After traveling for several months in Asia, Marci returned to Portland and jumped right in when we approached… Read More »
We don’t know about you, but we’ve be saving our money to shop til’ we drop with these incredible, generous boutiques at Power of the Purse on Friday, March 14 at the Portland Hilton!
Christina Castillo Handbags
Carol… Read More »
There will be 30 local vendors donating 25% of their proceeds for the night to Girls Inc. at Power of the Purse next Friday, March 14 at the Portland Hilton. One of our new vendors, Consigning Women took a few… Read More »
Power of the Purse purse-o-nality Nelly Rodriguez is host of the Cita Con Nelly in Univisión. She is originally from the Dominican Republic, but has been in Portland for twenty years. Nelly started her show Cita Con Nelly because she… Read More »
Sarah Gordon is a high school sophomore at Riverdale High School. She serves as a teen advisor to the United Nations Foundation GirlUp campaign. Her love of learning and her travel experience have contributed to her passion for working to… Read More »
We’re excited to have Will Leather Goods as a brand new addition to the Power of the Purse boutique this year. Will has a deep commitment to community and is excited for the opportunity to give back to Girls Inc.!… Read More »
Angela Jackson is the Managing Director of the Portland Seed Fund, oversees the Portland State University Business Accelerator and serves as President of the Portland Chapter of Keiretsu Forum, the largest angel network in the world. She teamed up with… Read More »
Play the heads or tails raffle at power of the purse to win a .91 carat diamond and the chance to design the piece of your dreams with the jewelry design experts at ABC Jewelry
Diamond: $4,670 Materials:… Read More »
We are going to have a grand total of thirty local vendors of jewelry, purses, scarves, hats, children’s toys, pet supplies and more at the 2014 Power of the Purse boutique! We’re excited to feature a few of the boutiques… Read More »
Meet Alima Pure Mineral Makeup co-founders and mother-daughter team Kate O’Brien and Sara Bedau! Kate has always understood that what you put in your body affects your health, but it wasn’t until 2004, when she started examining the cosmetics being… Read More »
Introducing the Power of the Purse purse-o-nality pair of Kay & Whitley Stepp!
Kay Stepp is a Director at StanCorp, the parent company for our Presenting Sponsor, The Standard. She has teamed up with her granddaughter Whitley and purse designer… Read More »
Introducing our third 2014 Power of the Purse purse-o-nality, Jennifer Schmidt!
Jennifer Schmidt is the owner of A&I Benefit Plan Administrators, one of Oregon’s largest women owned businesses. Jennifer is matched with Carol Risley of Carol Risley Handbags… Read More »
The 2014 Power of the Purse is scheduled for Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Portland Hilton. We have 14 amazing “purse-o-nalities” and 14 members of our 2014 Girls Council who we are thrilled to introduce you to! Read on… Read More »
We are thrilled to introduce you to the 14 Girls Inc. girls who will be serving as our Girls Council for the coming year. These girls went through an application and interview process to be selected as our spokeswomen. They… Read More »
Mark your calendars for the ninth annual Power of the Purse presented by The Standard. The 2014 Girls Council had their first meeting last week and they are eagerly preparing their speeches for the big night. We have an amazing… Read More »
Thank you for your support at the 8th annual Power of the Purse presented by The Standard, last Friday, March 8th at the Portland Art Museum. Thanks to you this year was the most successful yet! We raised over $250,000! … Read More »
Tomorrow’s the BIG day and we’re ready! Have you thought about which exciting items to bid for? Here is are the all of the purses that will be auctioned tomorrow night!
PURSE-O-NALITY: Katherine Durham
DESIGNER: MO & CO
There’s nothing… Read More »
We are getting so excited for Power of the Purse on Friday, March 8, 2013! Like all great events, there is a lot of planning and preparation that goes on for months before the event itself can happen. A big… Read More »
Join us for a night filled with great shopping for a great cause at Girls Inc.’s 3rd annual Boutique Night!
Boutique Night will feature Portland’s trendiest designers and boutiques all in one location — The Portland Art Museum, Friday March… Read More »
Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon is fortunate to have a diverse and talented bunch of girls group facilitators to support our mission of inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold. One of these facilitators, Leslie Trabant, comes to us… Read More »
We recently caught up with Bianca Pettinari, the creative mind behind BD503. Before launching BD503, Bianca designed collections for international brands such as: Donna Karan Collection, John Galliano, Coach, Blumarine, VPL by Victoria Bartlett, Blugirl, Bruno Magli, Costume National, Cole… Read More »
Listen to the stories of Girls Inc. of NW Oregon on PAGATIM.fm!
Tune in to PAGATIM.fm to hear the stories behind this year’s Power of the Purse Purse-o-nalities and members of the Girls Inc. of NW… Read More »
“Meet everybody,” advises designer Carol Risley, because “you are going to come across someone that you never knew could exist. And when you meet that person, it’s going to just turn the light on for you.”
Growing up, Carol always… Read More »
Kim Malek nurtured her passion for innovation throughout her career and hoped to open her own business one day with the goal of creating community gathering places. In May 2011 Malek opened her own small business, Salt & Straw Ice… Read More »
Everyone is raving about Beyonce’s outstanding halftime performance during Super Bowl XLVII, but we were also thrilled to see Bibi McGill, one of our purse-o-nalities from Power of the Purse 2012 and Beyonce’s guitarist, tearing it up on stage. Check… Read More »
You are invited to Girls Inc of NW Oregon’s 8th Annual Power of the Purse Fundraising Gala Friday March 8, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum!
The event doors open at 4:30 pm for our 3rd annual Boutique Night featuring… Read More »
Chirstina Castillo learned to be strong smart and bold over time, she says “Being strong takes courage, being smart takes hard work and determination and being bold takes standing up for yourself no matter what.”
Read on to find out… Read More »
Welcome two more Power of the Purse 2013 purse-o-nalities!
Katherine Durham is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Standard Insurance Company. She is responsible for corporate-wide marketing strategy, marketing communications and programs, product marketing and interactive marketing, as… Read More »
Always follow your heart and you can’t go wrong, advises Btwn Wind & Water owner and designer Mariah Rich, “this is your life, you get to create it.”
Btwn Wind & Water is a handmade accessory line devoted to simple… Read More »
Power of the Purse may only happen one night a year, but the impact resonates throughout the Portland area year-round. Having the capacity to recruit and train talented facilitators is key to the fulfillment of Girls Inc. mission to empower… Read More »
We are happy to begin introducing the Power of the Purse 2013 purse-o-nalities! Purse-o-nalities have been paired with Portland’s most talented designers (this one for instance, and another) to create one-of-a-kind handbags for the Power of the Purse live auction.… Read More »
We talked with designer and second time Power of the Purse participant, Kayrene Kelley of Leather Girl Kelley, to learn more about her work, why she supports Girls Inc. and what makes her strong, smart and bold. Kelley designs one… Read More »
We are thrilled to have Ellington Handbags joining our mélange of talented designers for this year’s Power of the Purse event. Ellington wants to change the world one bag at a time by creating durable, casual chic handbags for confident… Read More »
Four fantastic Portland designers are back again to support Power of the Purse 2013. Thanks to Carol Risley, Leather Girl Kelley, BD503 and Mo & Co for your continued support!
Carol Risley designs are the perfect blend of… Read More »
Save the Date for the 2013 Power of the Purse – Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum!… Read More »
Bringing people together. Over 450 guests converged at the Portland Art Museum last March to mingle, shop and support the girls in our community. Local boutiques and vendors showcased their finest during Boutique Night while Purse-o-Nalities and designers watched proudly… Read More »