Naples, FL (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
The Power of the Purse 2014 luncheon event, featuring keynote speaker, activist, author and rebel, Erin Brockovich, will be held on December 4, 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach Resort. This event is hosted by the Women’s Initiative Network at The Community Foundation of Collier County, and BMO Private Bank.
The 2015 Women of Initiative honorees will be announced at the Power of the Purse event. Nominations are being accepted for this prestigious award at http://www.cfcollier.org/womens-initiative-network The 2015 Women of Initiative awards ceremony will be held on April 1, 2015.
Also, Power of the Purse attendees can participate in a drawing for fabulous designer handbags and a select jewelry piece from Yamron Jewelers.
To reserve a Patron or Host table or to purchase an individual ticket, visit the Community Foundation’s website at http://www.cfcollier.org/power-of-the-purse
Patron Table Sponsor $5,000
Table Host $2,500
Patron Ticket $ 500
Individual Ticket $ 250
The Power of the Purse event brings together civic-minded leaders whose charitable activities help improve the well-being of at-risk women and girls in our community. The net proceeds from the event support the Women’s Initiative Network Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County. Last year, the Women’s Initiative Network made grants totaling almost $58,000 to programs that address issues impacting women and girls in Collier County.
Community Foundation president, Eileen Connolly-Keesler, spoke about WIN’s mission: “The Women’s Initiative Network is the only organization in Collier County dedicated to building an endowment to support the unmet and changing needs of women and girls. These resources acquired during the Power of the Purse will guarantee that, even in difficult economic times, there will always be a source of funding available to address those needs”.
About Women’s Initiative Network (WIN)
The Women’s Initiative Network Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County was established by women community leaders to develop a sustainable way to meet the economic, educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic and personal growth needs of women and girls in Collier County. More than $350,000 has been granted by the Women’s Initiative Network since 2008. To donate or learn more, visit http://www.cfcollier.org or call 239.649.5000.
About the Community Foundation of Collier County
The Community Foundation of Collier County is a tax-exempt, public, charitable fund, established in 1985 with a $300,000 endowment to increase and focus private philanthropy in the area. Today, the Community Foundation oversees more than 500 funds, collaborates with more than 400 local and national nonprofits, holds over $78 million in assets and has distributed $74 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs. The Women’s Initiative Network is a fund held by the Community Foundation.
The Community Foundation manages a pool of permanent endowed funds established by charitable individuals, and makes grants from the investment earnings to address community needs and issues. Through sound investing, effective grantmaking and building the capacity of Collier County nonprofit agencies, the Community Foundation seeks to strengthen our community forever.
For more information about the Community Foundation of Collier County or the Women’s Initiative Network, call Eileen Connolly-Keesler at (239) 649-5000 or visit http://www.cfcollier.org.