Power of the Purse 2021
Miami’s premiere fundraising event for women and girls is back.2021, Gala Guide
Miami’s premiere fundraising event for women and girls is back. The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade invites you to join them for the 2021 Power of the Purse offering an “experimental” virtual event. Our board members — including Gloria Romero Roses, Arathi Ramappa, Denise Calle, Joy McKenna, DeAnne Connolly Graham, Shelley Jacoby, Joan Godoy, Adrienne Messing, Maria Ilcheva, Adele Valencia, Ivon Mesa, Daphnee Arana, Michelle Austin Pamies, Vanessa Brizo, Franccesca Cesti-Browne, Priscilla Dames Blake, Susan Matos, Marcia Narine Weldon, Dr. Danielle Prendergast, Michelle Rodriguez and Interim Executive Director, Marya Meyer— have begun the outreach for the event, supported by Eventures.
The keynote speech will be delivered by long-time Women’s Fund supporter, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, who will delve into her inspiring testimony as a leader and on making history after being recently sworn in as the first Madam Mayor of Miami-Dade County. She will followed by remarks from changemakers including Academy Award-Winner Jane Fonda, reggae royalty Cedella Marley, award-winning playwright V (Formerly Eve Ensler) and surrealist blues poet and storyteller Aja Monet.
For almost three decades, The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade has worked to improve the lives of women and girls by providing almost $4 million of funding to support almost 500 programs serving over 75,000 women and girls throughout Miami-Dade County. The organization focuses on creating change for women and girls through action, advocacy, and investing in key collaborative initiatives that generate sustainable impact in four pillars of economic mobility, leadership, health & well-being, and freedom from violence.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.