Essex County, MA—April, 2014 - The Women’s Fund of Essex County will host its sixth annual “Power of the Purse” fundraising event on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 6:30-9pm at Willowdale Estate in Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield. Inspired by the Victor Hugo saying, “As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled,” this signature event includes a ladies’ evening of fabulous hors d’oeuvres and wine, together with a raffle featuring chances to win distinctive purses and bags donated by renowned designers and retailers. Tickets for the event are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Proceeds help fund special projects and annual grant awards made by The Women’s Fund.
The Women’s Fund of Essex County was founded in 2003 to promote philanthropy and to raise and distribute funds to organizations that provide opportunities and solutions for women and girls in need throughout Essex County.
To date, The Fund has awarded over $825,000 in grants to Essex County nonprofit organizations. The Women’s Fund is a field of interest fund of Essex County Community Foundation located in Danvers, MA.
For more information, please visit www.thewomensfundec.org
Photo credit: Purse Painting, by Alyssa Watters