When you buy a purse here, you're doing so much more than just buying a purse. Your helping kids reach their potential. Each year, this event raises thousands of dollars that stays right here in our community. It's Power of the Purse brought you by United Way of Olmsted County's Women United.

What is Women United? A giving circle of women leadership contributors whose collective, caring power is building a healthier, stronger community. They're bringing Power of the Purse back for a 14th year on June 11th. Grab your girlfriends and join us. Buy yourself a purse (or 5), have a delicious meal, and listen to some powerful speeches.

This year's keynote speaker is Sue Klebold. Sue is Dylan Klebold's mom - one of the gunmen responsible for the Columbine High School shootings in 1999. She became a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, brain research, and intervention following the national tragedy. She also wrote the New York Times bestseller A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy.

The event begins at 10:30 am at the Rochester Event Center. For tickets, please contact rd@uwolmsted.org or call 507-287-2000. Hurry, tickets are almost gone!