Power of the Purse

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Sue Grey speaking at Power of the Purse

United Way's Power of the Purse silent auction raises funds to empower women in Champaign County to achieve financial stability. ​

​​Power of the Purse Presenting Sponsor

$400,000+ raised in 6 years!

 Our annual event features a silent and live auction of over 200 purses - many stuffed with gift cards, event tickets, or one-of-a-kind experiences.
Donations of new purses are welcomed.

Mark your calendars for our next event: May 5, 2022
Pending COVID-19 regulations.

Purse donation, sponsorship, and ticket information will be available in January 2022.

Power of the Purse is an event by our Women United group. Learn more about Women United membership.

Power of the Purse's Cause

Our event builds the financial stability of women in our community.

Event proceeds support United Way's Power of the Purse scholarship at Parkland College and United Way's Emergency Shelter for Families in Champaign.


For more information on the event, sponsorship opportunities or to get involved with our committee, please contact Rebecca Guyette.

Event photographs by Harold Huang Photography and T-Stagg Photography