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Third Power of Purse luncheon set



ST. AUGUSTINE — The Women of Vision Advisory Board of Flagler College will host its third annual Power of the Purse® luncheon, an event that raises funds for scholarships and educational opportunities for deserving female students at the College. The May 18 event will again take place in the College’s historic Ponce de Leon Hall and will include a silent auction of beautiful purses and an inspirational keynote address. This year’s speaker is Jenny Levison, owner of the Atlanta-based “Souper Jenny” restaurants and catering business and the author of “Souper Jenny” cookbooks. The entrepreneur’s company has become synonymous with healthful eating, living well and community service.

A key element of the fundraiser is the Power of the Purse® Tribute Book. It provides an opportunity to honor those women who have inspired others through their work or legacy. These full-page tributes, complete with photographs and text, may be purchased for $250 in memory of a loved one or in recognition of a living person.

“Everyone attending the luncheon will receive the signature keepsake from the event — a Tribute Book,” said Cathy Burkhardt, the Board’s chair of the event. “Purchasing a tribute for a special woman in one’s life is a wonderful way to honor or memorialize her, while also supporting the Women of Vision Scholarship Fund for female students at Flagler College.”

The deadline for submitting a tribute is April 13. For more information, visit

The Women of Vision Advisory Board is also currently seeking sponsors for the 2017 event. Power of the Purse® luncheon sponsors — including Diamond, Ruby and Citrine level supporters, as well as media and in-kind sponsors — are recognized for their generous support in the commemorative Tribute Book and on the Women of Vision website. To date, sponsors include Bozard Ford Lincoln, Flagler Hospital, Leonard’s, Forrest, Inc., Anh Vu, M.D., Fields Cadillac St. Augustine, and St. Johns Law Group with in-kind donations from St. Augustine Media, Blue Water Jewelers, Hybrid Design, The St. Augustine Distillery, Beard’s Jewelry, Island Life, Nettles Fine Jewelry and businesses and individuals who contributed purses for the silent auction.

To inquire about sponsorships or purchasing tributes for the 2017 Power of the Purse® event, please contact Kristy Kurowski at (904) 826-8554 or by email at For more information about the Women of Vision Fund and how to give, visit


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