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NEVADA WOMEN’S FUND ANNUAL POWER OF THE PURSE

Published by Christina on November 10, 2021, in Charitable Giving, Fundraising, Uncategorized

“One of the most successful education-based fundraisers for women of all ages in the western states,” states Christina Stoever Young member of Nevada Women’s Fund board of directors.

One of 24 designer purses hand selected and purchased by Nevada Women’s Fund board members in donation to the raffle. Each coveted bag has a “Kelly” appeal of it’s own and is often said to bring strength and joy to those who win.

You may purchase purse raffle tickets now through the night of the event. The raffle will be held live online and you must be watching to win.

Isabelle Rodriquez Wilson, President and CEO Nevada Women’s Fund

The longstanding and sought after annual event and purse raffle returns virtually!

Over 24 designer purses will be raffled on Friday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. https://givebutter.com/2021POP/the-give-back-crew/christinastoeveryoung With a shorter format and several new enhancements, rest assured that your thoughtful feedback from our first virtual event is in play.

The Need to raise these funds is stronger than ever. Last spring, over 1,000 scholarship applications were submitted to Nevada Women’s Fund with only 250 making it to the next round. After several months of reading, tears and thoughtful discussion, The Fund was able to award between $1,750 to $5,000 to 80 northern Nevada women. Now well over $8 million in scholarship funding to-date, the organization is working diligently to support even more women in 2022.

Would you like to know more about the profile of a Nevada Women’s Fund scholarship recipient? If the answer is yes, please keep reading (data to follow). She is the woman who raised you. The one you called Auntie. Your niece. Your babysitter. A favorite librarian. The cousin who knew, as did everyone else, she planned to take the world by storm.

Who are we? The tenders of dreams, purveyors of education, we’re one of the many invisible support systems that makes our community shine.

How do we shine? Because of you.

Please support the Nevada Women’s Fund in any way you may be able. And of course, if you know a women looking for assistance with her education, our scholarship process for 2022 opens December 15, 2021. (For more information please visit nevadawomensfund.org.)

How to Shop and Participate in the Purse Raffle from the Comfort of Your Home

One: Register online (remember registration is free) and purchase your virtual purse raffle tickets. Save your sign-in details, I suspect you’ll be back, at least once, prior to the live raffle. 

Two: Host a view party in the comfort of your home and following safe COVID-guidelines in place. You’ll be able to stream the event from your computer, phone, or smart TV while enjoying an evening with your friends, near and far.

Three: If you are a loved one isn’t in the market for a new purse, you are most welcome to make a donation. The process is simple and if desired, allows for autonomy.

Since we are virtual anyone can join in the fun. And of course, a spirited level of board competition is in play, feel free to participate in our joy and excitement. https://givebutter.com/2021POP/the-give-back-crew/christinastoeveryoung

About the Nevada Women’s Fund:

The Nevada Women’s Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering achievement in women and families. Since 1982, the NWF has helped strengthen northern Nevada through the allocation of more than $8.1 million in education scholarships to women and grant funding to organizations that share our mission. The funds raised from this event sustain services provided since the Nevada Women’s Fund was established in 1982.

For more information, please contact Nevada Women’s Fund at 775-786-2335 or nevadawomensfund.org.

Shop, Wine & Dine!

Published by Christina on October 23, 2019, in Charitable Giving, Recent Projects

Please join us for the ultimate girls’ night out!

Don’t miss this unique and festive shopping experience featuring more than 60 boutiques, artisans and local vendors selling one-of-a-kind gifts, home décor items, beauty products, jewelry and much more. Enjoy delicious holiday fare and spirits that will warm you down to the tips of your toes. Proceeds support the Nevada Women’s Fund’s mission to empower achievement in women and families in our community.

Tickets available now at nevadawomensfund.org or call (775) 786-2335 and reserve yours today as we are expecting 800-1000 women throughout the evening..

Free parking at Silver Legacy.

Holidays lights with glimpses of glittering snow in white and diverse blues with a lovely while purse that will be available for raffle the evening of the event.

If you or someone you know is still interested in becoming a vendor for this extra special evening, we are planning to confirm finals by late Oct. You can reach Stephanie Gonalez at 775-785-2335,

This is the vendor application form for your review: https://fs22.formsite.com/nevadawomensfund/w8uyc2itt0/index.html?1571694729877

Every dollar spent on a Power of the Purse ticket enables The Nevada Women’s Fund to assist with regional scholarships and grants to strengthen and inspire women within our community. You can learn more at http//www.nevadawomensfund.org

Nevada Women’s Fund’s Power of the Purse Celebrates 10th Anniversary Friday, Nov. 17 at the Downtown Reno Ballroom

Published by Christina on October 11, 2017, in Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects

Power of the Purse, Reno’s premier shopping and socializing event benefitting the Nevada Women’s Fund (NWF), returns to the Downtown Reno Ballroom on Friday, Nov. 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. Proudly celebrating 10 years, the annual tradition continues to link northern Nevadans to quality local vendors as a way to encourage holiday season shopping while supporting NWF in its mission to inspire achievement for women and families.

“Power of the Purse began as a modest gathering for attendees to sip, shop and support the efforts of the Nevada Women’s Fund,” said Isabelle Rodriguez Wilson, president and CEO of NWF. “Ten years later, our generous community has truly embraced Power of the Purse as a ‘must-attend’ affair to kick off the holiday season and raise money to support the mission of the Nevada Women’s Fund.”

Nearly 1,000 people are expected to attend the annual event which will showcase more than 60 vendors representing a wide variety of artesian jewelry, hand-crafted art pieces, home décor, unique clothing & accessories, children’s items, health & beauty products and much more! In addition, the popular Designer Purse Raffle marks the highlight of the event and features unique and quality brand name purses including: Alexander McQueen, Frye, Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Vince Camuto, Cole Hahn, Dooney& Burke, Tory Burch and Marc Jacobs.

This year, the Nevada Women’s Fund awarded more than $314,000 in educational scholarships and community grants. Since it was founded in 1982, NWF has awarded more than $7.4 million in community funding.

Event tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door and include delicious holiday fare and two complimentary beverages. The Downtown Reno Ballroom is located at 401 N. Center St. in Downtown Reno. To purchase tickets, visit www.nevadawomensfund.org or call 786-2335. Images of the designer handbags and a full list of vendors will be posted to the Nevada Women’s Fund Facebook page at facebook.com/NV.Womens.Fund/