Live United Logo United Way Logo
United Way of Southwest Minnesota
Latest News
Schwan is a strong supporter of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Schwan subsidiary employees contributed $74,043.96 through payroll pledges/dona
Read more...
 
The United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced its partnership with 15 area libraries last winter to bring the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Progra
Read more...
 
U.S. Bank is a strong supporter of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Employees contributed $43,313.58 through payroll pledges/donations/special e
Read more...
 
United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) announces that $396,286.71 in donations and pledges have been recorded to date during the annual fund-raisi
Read more...
 
United Way of Southwest Minnesota announces deadline for Special Community Project Grant applications will be January 30, 2015.  Organizations se
Read more...

POP_Floral_2011.png2011 Power of the Purse Power_of_the_Purse_-_Rochester_compressed.jpg

 Sponsored by Women United for Early Childhood

 

The 4th annual Power of the Purse was held on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.  It was a great evening that included:  a silent auction of unique and extraordinary purses; delicious food; and a message of renewal - all in support of early literacy.


Our guest speaker was Elizabeth Hagen, author of Now is Your Time:  The Steps to be Fearless and Extraordinary.  Ms. Hagen's presentation was highlighted by several important points, including:


  • Stopping the blame game and start taking active responsibility
  • Shaking off the road blocks and watching your success soar
  • Starting to enjoy the small moments and seeing your life have more meaning
  • Standing out, not alone
  • Shedding old rules
  • Serving yourself first and you'll be in a better place to help others; and
  • Surrounding yourself with supportive people

 

Proceeds from the event will support the work of Women United for Early Childhood, which works to make a difference by  helping to equip families and caregivers with the tools needed so all the children in our area can be prepared to succeed when they start school. 

 

Following are a few photographs from the event

 



Purses on display
 
       1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10  

 11    12