Power of the Purse

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What is Power of the Purse? Best of the Southcoast

Power of the Purse, Women United's signature event, is the quintessential ladies-night featuring fabulous fun, entertainment, cocktails, and our exquisite online designer handbag auction with brands and styles you know and love.This event promises to be the ultimate gals night out! VIP ticket holders receive a SWAG bag full of surprises, VIP-only programming, and exclusive raffles.  Power of the Purse was voted South Coast Almanac's Best Gala of the South Coast in 2022 and 2023!


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What is Women United?
Women United is a powerful and passionate network of women who influence positive change in our community through focused investment of time, talent, and resources.  

Working together toward a common goal to ignite change and help families in Greater New Bedford, Women United efforts support early childhood success and literacy through programs, initiatives, collaborations and grant funds. Since launching in 2018, Women United has initiated programs to support moms and children in Greater New Bedford. Learn more and join us, visit unitedwayofgnb.org/women-united.

How can I get involved?

We'd love for you to be a part of Power of the Purse! Here are some ways you or your company can get involved:

2024 POP Sponsors

Tote Sponsor

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Satchel Sponsor

Wendy & Ken Joblon

Clutch Sponsor

Claremont Companies Logo


 Mark & Sheelagh White

Milestone Mortgage Logo


Crossbody Sponsor

Diana D'Agostine Designs

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Excel Recycling Logo


Goodway Group


Mechanics Cooperative Bank

Milbury & Company Logo

Southcoast Health Logo

Wristlet Sponsor

Bristol County Savings Bank Logo

Guild Mortgage Logo

Sousa-Marujo LawSylvia Group Logo


Wallet Sponsor

Anne Whiting Real Estate

Brigid Mitchell P.C. 

Cape Cod 5

Chris & Bob Long

Hawthorn Dental

Horrocks & Company

LAER Realty Partners

M.H.Moniz Risk Advisory


Salon Luis

Sara Crook Design

Souza Family Orthodontics



VIP Sponsor

Brahmin Logo

Decor Sponsor

Exquisite Event Logo


"It Bag" Sponsor

The Meehan Group Logo

Sparkle & Shine Sponsor

Hannoush Logo

Red Carpet Ready Sponsor

Avalon Medical Spa Logo

Signature Drink Sponsor

Cafe Mimo Logo

Wine Bar Sponsor

JiCan Logo

Auction Sponsor

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Champagne Sponsor

Jennifer & Neil Downing

Dessert Sponsor

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Entertainment Sponsor

Webster Bank

VIP Bag Underwriter

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Have questions about Women United? Contact Paula Montgomery at pmontgomery@unitedwayofgnb.org or 508-994-9625 ext. 213