United Way Women United Leads the Charge to Help Families Achieve Financial Security 

Jun.23, 2022

This philanthropic group raised more than $270,000 at its’ 11th Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon and Silent Auction. 

June 23, 2022 (Hartford, CT) United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut raised more than $270,000 to help families in central and northeastern Connecticut achieve financial security through Women United’s 11th Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon and Silent Auction presented by KeyBank Key4Women last week. 

“It was remarkable to see our sponsors, Women United members and attendees back together in-person after holding this event virtually for two years due to the pandemic. Funds raised will help to ensure that women and families in our community are more financially secure through job trainings; financial education; and asset building opportunities.” shared Eric Harrison, President and CEO of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.  

The event featured keynote speaker, The Reverend Nontombi Naomi Tutu, Race and Gender Justice Activist, who shared her message on self-care and empowerment to more than 600 people. Guests also had the opportunity to bid on designer purses, trips, experiences, and more at the silent auction powered by Robinson + Cole which featured more than 204 items thanks to the support of area businesses.  

“Power of the Purse is the signature annual event of Women United, an affinity group of United Way that raises awareness about financial stability and increases resources to support women and families to achieve financial empowerment. Financial wellness is at the core of what we do at KeyBank and through our Key4Women program, and that is why it was so important for us to sponsor this event”, commented Judy Casperson, Power of the Purse Co-Chair and Vice President/Branch Manager Key4Women Certified Advisor.  

United Way and Women United are grateful for the generosity of attendees, members, table leaders, silent auction bidders and the following event sponsors: 

  • KeyBank Key4Women  
  • The Hartford   
  • Pratt & Whitney  
  • Robinson+Cole  
  • Comcast  
  • Collings Aerospace  
  • Sun Life   
  • Travelers  
  • Conning  
  • Talcott Resolution  
  • Hartford HealthCare  
  • Moses Tax Group  
  • Virtus  
  • The Village for Families & Children, Inc.  
  • Prudential  
  • Connecticut Wealth Management  
  • CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)  
  • Aetna  
  • Dara Goings: Goings Family Law  
  • Shipman  
  • Deloitte  
  • Day Pitney  

About United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
United Way brings people and resources together to address immediate needs and finds long-term solutions to challenging problems. United Way does this by investing in programs and services, leading community change initiatives, and mobilizing resources and volunteers to ensure that: children succeed in school; people get jobs and are financially secure; people are healthy; and, basic needs are met during tough times. For more information, visit unitedwayinc.org.   

Media Contact: Anyeline Céspedes López | United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut  

acespedes@unitedwayinc.org | 787.502.0436