Power of the Purse 2023

Sweet 16 Power of the Purse


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Save the Date! The 16th Annual Power of the Purse, presented by GreenState Credit Union will be held on Thursday, October 26th at the Graduate Hotel, Iowa City. Grab your gal pals and friends and don't miss your chance to join us in-person for this important fundraising event. 

Purchase your tickets today: BUY TICKETS HERE

Can't attend the in-person event, but still want to support United Way and bid on auction items? We've got you covered! Simply select "POP Online Only" Ticket option and you will have access to bid online through the close of the event!

Now collecting new, and gently used designer purses, and auction items. We are currently seeking sponsorships for the big event as well. Interested in supporting the event? Contact Kaila Rome for more details.

Email kaila.rome@UnitedWayJWC.org to learn more!

​Premiere Lead Sponsor:

GreenState Credit Union

Partnering Sponsor: 

Phoebe Martin


Supporting Sponsors:

Country Financial



Contributing Sponsors:

Thompson & Co.

LKR Sponsor  

Media Sponsor:


Table Sponsors:

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics - OB/GYN Department
Accurate Automotive
Len & Laura Devaisher


Interested in being an event sponsor? 

Contact: Kaila Rome, Director of Development & Marketing

mailto:kaila.rome@UnitedWayJWC.org or call (319)338-7823

Check out the Sponsorship opportunities HERE




What is Power of the Purse?

  • An annual fundraising event including purses and more available for bidding or purchase with proceeds going to support United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties' initiatives and 29 local partner agencies.

  • 100+ new/gently used purses and filled baskets, wine & more up for auction.

  • Party Row seats – Purchase options for taking the party to a location of your choosing or join others at a shared location!

  • Raffle tickets for specialty items!          

When is Power of the Purse? 

  • Event Ticket Purchase/Registration will open in September.

  • Virtual bidding/purchase event runs October 19th and closes on October 26th.

  • Culminating event will take place in person on October 26th at 5 PM.

Cost of Power of the Purse?     

  • $50 Event Ticket, Includes: Ability to bid on and/or purchase purses, auction items, and raffle tickets, wine and appetizers, social gathering with community members uniting for a great cause!

  • Tickets now on sale! Click Here to purchase your tickets today!