The 11th Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon on May 19, 2015
Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, and Elizabeth Brazas, president of Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
From CooperRiis Healing Community Stephanie Stewart, Michele Aubert, Jen Vitti, Lisbeth Cooper, Suess Fraser and Marlena Warren with Piper Kerman.
Jewel Tavener of Eliada Homes, Piper Kerman and Jennie Eblen, CFWNC Board Member and Women for Women Member
Peggy Partin, Piper Kerman and Emily Partin
Smith College Graduates Angie Flynn McIver, Piper Kerman and Anne Slatton
Hillary Small, Piper Kerman and Guadalupe Chavarria
Jill Vargo, Karen Sherrill and Kris Gowin took a selfie with Piper Kerman
Jill Vargo, Piper Kerman, Karen Sherrill and Kris Gowin
Speaker sponsor Phyllis Patton, Piper Kerman, CFWNC President Elizabeth Brazas and Donor Relations Officer Spencer Butler
Tara Theodossis and Stephanie Corcoran get their copies of Orange is the New Black signed by Piper Kerman
Mission Health Senior Vice President for Behavioral Health and Safety Net Services Sonya Greck, Mission Health Senior Vice President Taylor Foss, Mission Health Chief Operating Officer Jill Hoggard Green and Tracy Buchanan, President & CEO of Care Partners
Standing: Cynthia Breyfogle, Sue Fazio, Meridith Elliot Powell, Laura Webb, Kim Peone and Clary Powell; Seated: Janet Cone, Leah Wong Ashburn, Vicky Scott and Marlene Clevenger
Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, speaks at the 11th Annual Power of the Purse.
Women for Women grants chair Beth Johnson, Women for Women chair Marla Adams, Dr. Kellett Letson and Cate Hendren of MAHEC and CFWNC President Elizabeth Brazas
CFWNC President Elizabeth Brazas, Ann Flynn, Women for Women grants chair Beth Johnson, Lynne Davis, Women for Women chair Marla Adams, April Burgess Johnson, Dr. Kellet Letson, Julie Clipp Nicholson, Cate Hendren and Jim Barrett
Representatives from Pisgah Legal received a $90,000 grant to expand free legal aid to rural women in 16 WNC counties who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Representatives of Options, Inc. Valerie Brooks and Kristy Grant received a $24,500 grant from CFWNC President Elizabeth Brazas, Women for Women grants chair Beth Johnson and Women for Women chair Marla Adams to purchase a van to transport victims domestic and sexual assault residing at their shelter.