Get your online tickets now for Power of the Purse event

Women United of Lake County is hosting its signature fundraising event on Sunday, Nov. 7, celebrating women, friendship and philanthropy.

This year's Power of the Purse is a hybrid event with both in-person and virtual opportunities.

While the in-person event at Royal Melbourne Country Club is sold out, there are unlimited tickets available for the online buying and bidding shopping experience that includes dozens of trendy designer bags, silent auction purses, baskets and items.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to send underserved children to Kindergarten Countdown Camp and buy books and toys for preschool learning centers in Lake County's low-income communities.

All of all event proceeds and items purchased will support early learning programs in Lake County's most vulnerable communities through Women United's Little Kids, Big Futures Fund.

The Little Kids, Big Futures Fund is directed by members, and since 2014 Women United has raised and granted $850,000 for early education programs with the goal of creating lasting change in Lake County.

United Way of Lake County recognizes the sponsors for this year's event, including Platinum Sponsor P&G; Sapphire Sponsor Great Lakes Credit Union; Gold Sponsor the Law Offices of Judy Maldonado; HEROES Sponsor Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Nurses; Premium Sponsor First Midwest Bank; Buy a Book, Build a Future Sponsors Libertyville Bank & Trust and Wells Fargo; Buy It Now Purse Sponsor High-Impact Consulting; Buy a Toy, Build a Learning Center Sponsors Harris & Harris and Nichols Crane Rental; Buy a Supply Pack, Prepare a Kid for School Sponsor Waukegan Mayor Ann B. Taylor; Kindergarten Summer BOOST Learning Program Sponsors Valenti Interiors; Early Bird Raffle Sponsor Frances Simons, Baird & Warner; and Thank You Sponsors Aon, Austin's Saloon & Eatery and Sysmex.

Online Power of the Purse tickets can be purchased at Buying and bidding will begin at noon and end at 1 p.m. Nov. 7 using your unique event link. Tickets include free contactless delivery of all items to purchasers' homes if they live within 15 miles of Lake Forest.

To learn more about membership with Women United, join their upcoming Wine & Learn prospective member event from 6-7 p.m. Dec. 7.

For more information, contact Diana Nielander, manager of Women United, at

For more information about Women United of Lake County, visit

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