Thank You for Joining Us!

Spend a night out at the 11th annual Power of the Purse event August 9, 2022! We are back in-PURSEn this year at a new location - the DoubleTree in downtown Bay City. We cannot wait to welcome you back to our event which features live and silent auctions of hundreds of purses. Exciting raffles, delicious food, and other fun activities will be available to all attendees.


The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with access to our silent auction, $10 deal purses, exclusive raffles, and food selections from local restaurants. Enjoy live music while you shop by artist Bob Hughes sponsored by Mode's Tavern. Take advantage of our additional entertainment which includes a caricature artist, tarot card reader, and more to come!


Are you interested in being a part of planning a fabulous event in support of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault? Join our event planning committee! Contact Lindsay Richardson at lrichardson@bawc-mi.org to learn more.

What is Power of the Purse?

Power of the Purse features a silent auction filled with hundreds of new and lightly used purses of all brands, colors and sizes. Many name brand and brand new purses are included. The live auction features brand new bags from designers including:

  • Louis Vuitton

  • Giorgio Armani

  • Coach

  • Michael Kors

  • Kate Spade

  • Patricia Nash

Grab a bargain at our $10 deal table or enter for your chance to win one of our various raffles. There is something for everybody!

Sponsorship opportunities for 2023 will be available soon!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Wildfire Credit Union

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Diamond Clutch Sponsor

Ambrose & Squires Funeral Homes


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Dow Chemical Employees' Credit Union


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JR Heineman and Sons


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Labadie Auto Company


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McLaren Bay Region

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Nexteer Automotive

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Wirt Stone Docks

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Emerald Tote Sponsor

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network

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The Gregory Family


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The Wirt Rivette Group