The Women’s Fund of El Paso is pleased to recognize and extend its sincere appreciation to Ladonna Apodaca and Rita Baca, Honorary Co-Chairs for the 2016 Power of the Purse.
Ladonna and Rita are no strangers to the Power of the Purse Auction for Women. They have both volunteered for POP since its inception in 2006 - hosted that year in the El Paso Chili Company Warehouse on Texas Avenue. With backgrounds in retail, interior design, styling and set design, Rita and Ladonna have generously given of their time and talent to make sure that Power of the Purse is a merchandising success.They help arrange both the silent auction of new and vintage designer handbags and mercado of new and gently used handbags ensuring the sale of thousands of bags over the last 10 years to support scholarships for single mothers in our community.
Thank you, Ladonna and Rita, for serving as Honorary Chairs for 2016 POP, and for your extraordinary generosity, style and grace.
As we get closer to Power of the Purse 2016, we have several things we want to share with you before this year’s event!
The theme for this year’s event is Frida Khalo, a woman whom we can all look toward as an example of brilliance, independence, and leadership. She personified the spirit that we seek to instill in all women who benefit from the Women’s Fund of El Paso’s scholarships, sponsorships, and programs. It is with an eye toward her singular impact on our world that we celebrate the 7th Power of the Purse event and its impact on our local community.
This celebration, the Women’s Fund of El Paso’s signature fundraising effort, helps us to provide scholarships for low-income single mothers and women; it enables us to sponsor high school junior and senior girls for leadership development programs and it allows us to continuously provide access to resources for women through our monthly newsletter and interactive website.
We look forward to seeing all of you in a few short weeks. In the meantime, practice your bidding strategies and make room in your purse collection for some new arrivals!
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