Power Of The Purse
The sixth annual Power of the Purse Luncheon and Purse Auction will be held on April 9, 2015 at the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Ballroom. The beneficiary of the event is the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health.
Sponsorship opportunities for 2015 are available by contacting Angela Knapp at 806.356.4617 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chanel - $25,000 and above
Amarillo National Bank
Louis Vuitton - $10,000 & above
Josephine Anderson Charitable Trust
Prada - $5,000 & above
Mrs. Kathy Brown and Mrs. Kelly Roberts
Tory Burch - $2,500 & above
ASCO Associated Supply Company, Inc.
Coach- $1,500 & above
Amarillo Area Foundation
2015 Keynote Speaker: Lauren Bush Lauren
Lauren Bush Lauren is the Founder and CEO of FEED. In 2004, Lauren became the Honorary Student Spokesperson for the UN World Food Programme. In that role, she traveled to various countries and learned about the issues of hunger and poverty firsthand. Coming back to America, Lauren was inspired to create a consumer product that would engage people in the seemingly overwhelming fight to end world hunger. In 2005, she conceptualized the idea for FEED by designing the initial FEED 1 bag which, when purchased, feeds one child in school for one year.
Lauren is also the Chairman of the Board of the FEED Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports programs and organizations that are effectively working to fight hunger and eliminate malnutrition throughout the world.
For her work with FEED, Lauren was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2009 and one of Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in 2010. She has also received the 2010 Accessories Council Humanitarian Award, the 2011 Stevie Award for Best Non-Profit Executive, the 2011 Fashion Group International Humanitarian Award and the 2013 Women in Communications Award (WiCi).
Lauren also routinely speaks at global conferences that focus on business, philanthropy and the issues of hunger and poverty. Examples include Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy, Forbes Women, Women in the World, Atlantic Ideas, Aspen Ideas, Women in Entrepreneurship and Politico, Google and Tory Burch’s Women Rule.
Lauren was born in Denver, Colorado, and grew up in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Princeton University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and certificate in Photography. She now resides in New York City, where she works on FEED and other socially conscious ventures.
2015 Event Committee
Mrs. Becky McKinley