United Way of McLean County • Power of the Purse • Thursday, May 30, DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington • Photos by Lewis Marien

What happens when you combine 350 women and 130 purses? A whole lot of good happens. The 4th Annual Power of the Purse is more than fun and girlfriends and amazing purses, although there is a lot of that. The heart of the evening is raising money for local at-risk youth and helping them set a career path through Heartland Community College.

Local philanthropists Drake and Jan Elfline Zimmerman generously ffered a $10,000 match if that much could be raised during the fund-a-need portion of the evening. And the ladies rose to the challenge.

Also announced that evening was a new affiliate group of United Way—Women United!  Women United is a community of women who work together to build stronger communities by empowerment and celebrating successes.


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