Lincoln Women Show Their Power at Fundraiser for CEDARS
On Thursday, November 3, CEDARS (www.cedarskids.org) celebrated its 13th annual Power of the Purse—the agency’s signature event that brings together women from across the city to raise money for children who have been the victims of abuse, neglect or who are homeless.
Guests of the event entered into a world of unique, one-of-a-kind and designer handbags, hosted at the Cornhusker Marriot in downtown Lincoln. The evening featured purses from many local boutiques and businesses as well as international designers in both a silent and live auction. In addition to vying for top bid on enviable purses via an engaging mobile bidding system, guests heard directly from CEDARS staff during a video presentation and had the opportunity to become monthly donors.
The event has been a sell-out each of its thirteen years with over 300 women attending annually, prepared to open their hearts and their purses to positively impact the lives of children in need. This year the event raised over $95,000 for the children of CEDARS. In total, CEDARS Power of the Purse has raised over $1 million in cash and in-kind gifts in its thirteen year history.
Corporate sponsors of this year’s event include: Ameritas; Firespring; Talent+; Assurity Life Insurance Company; Baylor Evnen; Benefit Professionals, Inc; Bryan Health; Capitol Heating & Air Conditioning; D.A. Davidson & Co.; Dillard’s; Dittrich-Myhre Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC; Farmers Mutual of Nebraska; Good Life Fitness; Lincoln Journal Star; Olsson Associates; Pinnacle Bank; Rabbit Hole Bakery; Rachel’s Boutique; RDO Truck Centers; Scooter’s Coffee; Sutton Ryan Dermatology & Aesthetic Center; Wells Fargo; and Woods Bros Realty.
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