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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 12:49pm
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — Annually, the Women's Fund of El Paso hosts their signature Power of the Purse event. The event, designed to fundraise money for educational scholarships for El Paso women will be held Thursday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the atrium at the Radission Hotel.
Organizers say the event is designed to help El Pasoans give back to their community in a fun and fabulous way.
This year, the Power of the Purse is paying homage to one of fashion’s greatest female icons, Coco Chanel and to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the event. They will feature a silent auction full of high end designer bags including Chanel, Christian Dior, Salvatore Ferragamo and Michael Kors.
Women can also bid in the live auction that will include Power Packages and celebrity handbags and finally a boutique where women can purchase gently used handbags at a fabulous price.
As a result of the Power o the Purse events, the Women’s Fund has awarded 145 scholarships for over $200,000; 30 scholarships for teens, including $15,000 for leadership development; and $10,000 in giving circles for education and leadership development.
Tickets are $60.00 and can be purchased in advance online at the Women's Fund of El Paso website.