2023 Power of the Purse Steering Committee Toolkit

Thank you for joining the 2023 Power of the Purse (POP) Steering Committee!

Power of the Purse Luncheon and Silent Auction Presented by KeyBank Key4Women is the signature philanthropic event hosted by United Way Women United to raise awareness and resources in support of ALICE households. ALICE is a United Way-coined acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed.

Our mission is to ensure that all hard-working families have access to tools and programs that get them on a path towards financial stability. The ongoing economic impacts from the pandemic, inflation and other challenges have caused many in our community to walk a financial tightrope.

Hosting signature events, such as POP, is an impactful way to grow Women United membership and raise proceeds in support of programs that help families achieve financial security. We achieve our mission by connecting individuals with others that provide financial guidance and job training, along with other financial services and support systems to help them achieve their goals.  Click here to check out testimonials from people who have benefitted from United Way-supported programs, services and initiatives.

POP Committee members are encouraged to sell event tickets, tables, sponsorships and solicit silent auction donations. Please find materials below to support your outreach. Thank you in advance for your leadership and support! YOU are creating transformational change for local women and families.

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”

– Coretta Scott King


Jan Turner and Stephanie Polzella
Women United’s 12th Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon and Silent Auction Presented by KeyBank Key4Women Co-Chairs


Key Power of the Purse Information

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

• Doors Open: 11:00 a.m. Silent Auction, Networking
• Program Starts: 12:00 p.m.
• Program Concludes: 1:30 p.m.

Connecticut Convention Center | 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford CT 06103

Keynote Speaker:
Jessica Bruder, Journalist and Best-Selling Author of “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century”

• Early Bird tickets are $125 each / $625 for a half table / $1,250 for a full table
• Full Price tickets are $145 each / $725 for a half table / $1,450 for a full table

Important Dates

April 1, 2023 – Early Bird Ticket Prices Expire
April 2, 2023 – Full Price Ticket Prices Implemented
April 25, 2023 – Women United Annual Meeting
May 1, 2023 – Sponsorship benefits cannot be guaranteed after this date
May 11, 2023 – Shop for POP
May 25, 2023 – Registration Closes and Guest Info Deadline
June 8, 2023Power of the Purse Luncheon and Silent Auction

Social Media Toolkit

Thank you for supporting POP23! Please find recommended captions and images below. You can use these as-is or customize as you see fit in support of promoting Power of the Purse to your personal and professional networks.