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Be There: 2021 Women United Power of the Purse

A night of impact you Don't want to miss.

Each year, Women United of Greater Philadelphia hosts a fundraising celebration to recognize extraordinary women in leadership and philanthropy in our region. The event has become a much-anticipated gathering for hundreds of professionals eager to see how, in partnership with United Way, Women United is making a difference in the lives of women and families - from cradle to career.

The 2021 Women United Virtual Power of the Purse event will be held on December 8th and hosted by Rosemary Connors of NBC10 Philadelphia. Women United Leadership Committee members, Alison Pettine and Winter Washington, share what to expect from this exciting event:




Alison Pettine, ChFC®, CLF®

Wealth Advisor
Secure Planning Group, LLC


"If I had one thing to say about the Women United annual fundraiser, it is 'you have to be there!' There is so much positive energy with so many amazing people. The past in-person events offered so much – networking, delicious food and drink, and honoring shapeshifters within our community. During the program, you get to feel and see the inspirational work of the United Way, and its constructive impact within our community and backyard. Although we were not able to attend in person last year, that energy and impact did not stop! I welcome you to attend and join the movement that is happening – we want you to be a part of it!"




Winter Washington

Assistant Vice President, HR Business Partner


"Being part of the Women United community has been valuable in many ways. This annual event has always been a highlight, where the magnitude of the impact this group makes is realized. We are able to see the women, of all ages, that are positively impacted by the programming and initiatives. It is always eye-opening for new members, sponsors and first-time attendees, as they experience an evening filled with compassion and meaning. You can feel the impact and see the faces of those who give and receive. The virtual experience doesn’t disappoint, as you can still see the beautiful faces of those who care deeply about the mission to lift females from all stages of life."


Join members of Women United and hundreds of your peers as we honor Susan Jacobson of Jacobson Strategic Communication and celebrate the impactful work of the 2021 Women United sponsorship recipients: BankWork$, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and partner agencies Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Tri-County YWCA in Pottstown, and Urban Promise in Camden, NJ. Be sure to visit the Power of the Purse event page for all the details and register for your spot today. Interested in sponsoring this event? Please click here for our sponsorship form or contact Elizabeth Maninfior at 215-665-2539 or  to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.


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Planning on attending Women United's Power of the Purse? Tell us what you're most excited about on social by tagging @PhillySJUnited and #2021PowerOfThePurse!

Power of the Purse is part of our year-long celebration of our United Way’s 100th Anniversary. We hope you will join us as we commemorate this important milestone.  Follow the #StrongerTogetherSeries as we feature insights and personal stories of the very people and bodies of work that have made us 100-years strong.

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