The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade will conduct its signature Power of the Purse annual luncheon and auction at the University of Miami’s Watsco Center (formerly BankUnited Center), 1245 Dauer Dr. in Coral Gables, on Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017.
Another sold-out event is expected, with more than 800 of South Florida’s leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and government ofﬁcials in attendance to celebrate the power of women and girls to create change in the community.
The luncheon will be co-chaired by Mary Young, director of Ziff Graduate Career Services Center at University of Miami School of Business Administration, and Sissy DeMaria, president of Kreps DeMaria Public Relations & Marketing. The silent auction will be co-chaired by Kim Sarkisian and Dr. Michelle Segal. Multimedia journalist Erika Glover from NBC6 Miami will be the emcee.
This year, The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade will be inducting five dynamic women into its honor roll.
The third annual Marilynn Gladstone Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Evelyn Cohan for being a visionary responsible for the founding of The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade 24 years ago. The other honor roll inductees include Victoria Cummock, a leading activist for air disaster and terror victims; Tracy Wilson Mourning, philanthropist, community leader and founder of the nonprofit HoneyShine; Hannah Jean Wilson, Tracy’s mother and role model, and Alina Villasante, designer, creator and visionary of Peace Love World Clothing.
Each awardee has made an impact in the lives of women and girls in the Miami-Dade community.
Guests are invited to shop for a cause where they can purchase designer purses, jewelry, unique experiences and other amazing items while sipping cocktails and enjoying a delicious lunch which includes an emotional and inspiring program highlighting transformational stories of women and girls in Miami-Dade County.
Individual tickets are $150 and tables of 10 are $1,500. VIP tickets are $200 and VIP tables of 10 are $2,000. To purchase, visit www.tinyurl.com/wfmdpop17. To sponsor Power of the Purse, call 305-441-0506. To register for the silent auction, visit www.bidpal.net/powerofthepurse2017.