United Way’s Women’s Leadership Fund Sets Annual Power of the Purse Fundraiser for Oct. 19 at Powelton Club in Newburgh

Love purses? Then the Women’s Leadership Fund, an initiative of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, has an event for you! It’s the annual Power of the Purse benefit set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Powelton Club in Newburgh.

The fundraiser includes silent and live auctions featuring new and vintage designer purses, music and food. Monies raised at the Power of the Purse event go toward annual grants to nonprofit organizations that aid women and girls in the region to gain their financial independence. Last year's event raised nearly $16,000 for grants by auctioning off 100 purses/wallets/bags.

The region’s Women's Leadership Fund was formed in 2007. It is part of a network of Women’s Leadership groups across the country working in tandem with United Ways. The groups mobilize the power of networks of women who, as philanthropic leaders and advocates, can positivity impact the lives of women and girls.

Tickets are $65 per person when purchased before Oct. 17, and $75 at the door.

To order tickets call Julie Wittenberg at 845-457-4774 ext. 3108, or purchase them online at http://www.uwdor.org/purse.

To learn more about the Women’s Leadership Fund, make a donation, or to volunteer your time, contact Julie Wittenberg at 845-457-4774 ext. 3108.