Portland, March 14th, 2014. Girl’s Inc. surpassed expectations and raised $292, 500 this year which is more than any previous Power of the Purse. Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon hosted its ninth annual Power of the Purse event presented by The Standard at the Hilton Portland. The gala drew supporters to celebrate and raise money for strong, smart and bold girls in the community. Fourteen Portland women represented the purse-o-nalities of this year’s Power of the Purse, and each purse-o-nality was paired with a local purse designer to create a unique fashion statement. (Photo credit, Brent Barnett, OSI Photography)

Girls Council member, Hannah, with designer Becky Ross (left) and Purse-o-nality Angela Jackson

Girls Council member, Hannah, with designer Becky Ross (left) and Purse-o-nality Angela Jackson

Girls Council member, Vicky, on the runway. In photo: designer Emily Katz (left) and Purse-o-nality Anais Tuepker

Girls Council member, Vicky, on the runway. In photo: designer Emily Katz (left) and Purse-o-nality Anais Tuepker

Patron Sponsors included: Ruby Receptionists  Chubb Group of Insurance CompaniesA&I Benefit Plan Administrators,  The Mahaffy Group at Realty, Trust Banner Bank,   Cindy Thompson Event Productions,  Walsh Construction Co.,  Buchanan Angeli Aultschul & Sullivan LLPTonkon Torp LLP,  Seyfarth Shaw LLP,  NW Natural,  Legacy Health DeloitteCambiaWells FargoPaparazzi Tonight

From Girl’s Inc.: Girls Inc. of NW Oregon offers programs for girls 8-18 around the greater Portland area. Girls Inc. programs focus on developing healthy behaviors, adopting new life skills, and encouraging girls to reach higher. Girls Inc. programs are led by a team of experienced Girls Inc. program staff and volunteer Girl Guides. We also offer occasional parent and mother-daughter trainings and workshops.

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