Power of the Purse

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 Join us at the Portland Hilton on Friday, March 14, 2014 to share
a common thread of caring.

PATRON -
$2,500
DOUBLE DATE -
$1,000
INDIVIDUAL -
$175
BOUTIQUE -
$40
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.

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The evening’s events…

4:30 PM
BOUTIQUE – doors open for the boutique, wine wall & silent auction
Plaza Foyer & Pavilion Ballroom

7:00 PM
DINNER / LIVE AUCTION / RUNWAY – doors for the dinner and live auction
Grand Ballroom

 

Presented by

The-Standard

Partner Sponsors

HKillough    KU US logo CMYK
Supporting Sponsors

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TBIB LOGO  Stoller FE Logotype

Media Sponsors

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KINK

Patron Sponsors
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

Beverage Sponsors

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Learn more about sponsoring Power of the Purse.

Purse-o-nality Reveal #10

Purse-o-nality Reveal #10

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 »

Purse-o-naltiy Reveal #9

Purse-o-naltiy Reveal #9

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 »

Purse-o-nality Reveal #8

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 »

TBIB Creative

TBIB Creative

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 »

Marci LeBrun Photography for Power of the Purse

Marci LeBrun Photography for Power of the Purse

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 »

Power of the Purse Full Boutique List!

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!
Ellington Handbags
Christina Castillo Handbags
Carol… Read More »

Boutique Feature: Consigning Women

Boutique Feature: Consigning Women

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 »

Purse-o-nality Reveal #7

Purse-o-nality Reveal #7

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 »

Purse-o-nality Reveal #6

Purse-o-nality Reveal #6

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 »

Boutique Feature: Will Leather Goods

Boutique Feature: Will Leather Goods

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 »

Purse-o-nality Reveal #5

Purse-o-nality Reveal #5

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 »

Power of the Purse Raffle – Design your dream jewelry with ABC Jewelry

Power of the Purse Raffle – Design your dream jewelry with ABC Jewelry

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
Value: $5,170
Diamond: $4,670 Materials:… Read More »

Power of the Purse Boutique Feature: betsy and iya

Power of the Purse Boutique Feature: betsy and iya

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 »

Purse-o-nality Reveal #4

Purse-o-nality Reveal #4

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 »

Purse-o-nality Reveal #3

Purse-o-nality Reveal #3

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 »

Purse-o-nality Reveal #2

Purse-o-nality Reveal #2

Introducing our third 2014 Power of the Purse purse-o-nality, Jennifer Schmidt!

PURCHASE TICKETS
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 »

Purse-o-nality Reveal #1

Purse-o-nality Reveal #1

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 »

Introducing your 2014 Girls Council!

Introducing your 2014 Girls Council!

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 »

Save the Date!

Save the Date!

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!

Thank you!

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 »

Purse Preview

Purse Preview

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 »

Girls Council Dress Rehearsal

Girls Council Dress Rehearsal

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 »

Shop for a good cause!

Shop for a good cause!

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 »

Meet a Girls Group Facilitator

Meet a Girls Group Facilitator

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 »

Close-up with BD503

Close-up with BD503

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 »

The Stories behind Power of the Purse

The Stories behind Power of the Purse

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 »

Close-up with Carol Risley

Close-up with Carol Risley

“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 »

Purse-o-nality reveal #3

Purse-o-nality reveal #3

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 »

Bibi rocks the house!

Bibi rocks the house!

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 »

Get your tickets today!

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 »

Close-up with Christina Castillo

Close-up with Christina Castillo

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 »

Purse-o-nality Reveal #2

Purse-o-nality Reveal #2

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 »

Close-up with Btwn Wind + Water

Close-up with Btwn Wind + Water

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 »

Meet a Girls Group Facilitator

Meet a Girls Group Facilitator

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 »

Purse-o-nality Reveal #1

Purse-o-nality Reveal #1

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 »

Close-up with Leather Girl Kelley

Close-up with Leather Girl Kelley

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 »

First Look: Ellington Handbags

First Look: Ellington Handbags

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 »

Welcome Back, Designers!

Welcome Back, Designers!

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
Carol Risley designs are the perfect blend of… Read More »

Save the date!

Save the date!

Save the Date for the 2013 Power of the Purse – Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum!… Read More »

Looking Back: Power of the Purse 2012

Looking Back: Power of the Purse 2012

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 »