THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING POWER OF THE PURSE 2018 AN AMAZING SUCCESS!
Power of the Purse, our annual fundraising event benefitting the Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center (BVRC), took place on May 18th, 2018 at the College Station Hilton. Catering to those with a passion for fashion, Power of the Purse hosts a designer handbag auction. This year’s event was emceed by Kathleen Witte, reporter and anchor for KBTX.
This year, for the first time, we auctioned off a New York Fashion Week VIP package for auction sponsored by Elizabeth Purpich, a Houston handbag designer. It included tickets to shows, backstage passes, an after party, and dinner the following night at the designer’s home as well as gifts from the designers for each of the 4 VIPs. The raffle item was diamond- inspired as a nod to the 60th anniversary of the BVRC in the community. Handbags for auction included a variety from top designers like Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, and Coach. The auction has something for everyone: jewelry, furniture, luxury services and more.
Entertainment this year was provided by our own Board Member Bruce VanAlstyne and Greg Tivis with a featured performance by Kristopher VanAlstyne.
Many thanks to our amazing sponsors!
This year's raffle item, the David Yurman Supernova Earrings, was generously donated by:
Louis Vuitton Level
Milan and Patty Powers
Dr. Carol Binzer
Kate Spade Level
Janie and Fain McDougal