Power of the Purse

Power of the Purse Fundraising Results

The initial ticket release sold out for the event, but the second release of seats is set to be available beginning at 12:00 pm on Saturday, October 5. Event sponsorships are still available at the Louis Vuitton ($2,000), Chanel ($1,000), Michael Kors ($500), and Coach ($250) levels.

Two additional sponsorship opportunities are available to support EWP’s work. Community organizations and individuals can make an impact on survivors of domestic violence by sponsoring one of the silent auction purses on offer that evening. Purse Package Sponsorships – available at either $100 or $200 levels – are a key part of raising funds to support EWP’s work healing the wounds of domestic violence.

Sponsoring individuals or organizations are listed in the event programming as well as with their sponsored purse package. Contact Elisa Hopper, Development Director, at (231) 759-7909 x 267 to become a Purse Package Sponsor, or download the Purse Package Sponsor form.

If interested in additional sponsorship opportunities, please see the details are located below.

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It’s an evening of glamour and doing good when the caring community of West Michigan joins together to change purses…and change lives. We host this event in October as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

For over 40 years, Every Woman’s Place has led this community in responding to and healing the wounds of domestic violence. We change the lives of victims and their families by being here to provide crisis care, safe shelter, counseling, and advocacy. Our Domestic Assault Response Team (DART) supports victims on-site following violence and continues that support going forward through the processes of re-housing, counseling, and advocacy in the legal system.

Support the Power of the Purse

Leading up to the event, prominent male supporters and community leaders will pose with purses as part of a media campaign to help share the message that domestic and sexual violence are not “just women’s issues.” When you sponsor the Power of the Purse, you support the message that carrying a purse is not an invitation to rape, abuse, or assault.


We are actively seeking donations of new and gently-used purses, which become the feature of the evening’ s live and silent auctions. Purses, clutches, handbags, luggage, jewelry and accessories can be donated at any one of our Purse Drop locations: click for locations

Add to the excitement by donating unique items to be paired with purses at auction, including gift certificates, vouchers, services, or goods. Or, donate to our 2019 themed bags:

  • Beach Bum (skincare, beachwear, good read…)
  • Night on the Town (salon certificate, limo voucher, fresh fashion…)
  • Weekend Getaway (concert tickets, transportation passes…)
  • Stay-cation (B&B voucher, fun family outing passes…)
  • Sports Fanatic (gym membership..)


Join over 300 guests, 15 purse models, more than 20 community Sponsors and our Headline Sponsor, The My Auto Group and Subaru of Muskegon for an evening of glamour and doing good!

Together with The My Auto Group, Every Woman’s Place will recognize a Muskegon community member for their dedication to victims and survivors of domestic violence with the Exceptional Advocacy Award. And, you can preview the live auction purses, along with some fabulous new vacation packages that will be available for bid, including Bahamas Getaway, Winner! In Vegas or Tahoe and Beautiful Costa Rica by following the Power of the Purse Event Page on Facebook.

Don’t miss this exciting evening! Join us at Fricano Place Muskegon on October 10. Doors open at 5:30 pm for the Silent Auction and Deals and Steals, with the purse runway show and Live Auction at 7:30 pm.

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