Power Of The Purse

The fifth annual Power of the Purse Luncheon and Purse Auction will be held on April 17, 2014 at the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Ballroom. The beneficiary of the event is the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health.

Ree Drummond

2014 Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities for 2014 are available by contacting Angela Knapp at 806.356.4617 or angela.knapp@ttuhsc.edu

Chanel - $25,000 and above

Dr. Kent Roberts

Illene Roberts Balliett Foundation



Louis Vuitton - $10,000 & above

Amarillo National Bank
Mr. Richard Ware

High Plains Christian Ministry


Prada - $5,000 & above

Mrs. Kathy Brown and Mrs. Kelly Roberts
Mrs. Pat Chandler
Johnson and Sheldon, P.C.
Legett Foundation

Waite and Genevieve Phillips Foundation
Sidwell Oil and Gas, Inc.
Dr. J. Avery Rush and Mrs. Dana Cavazos-Rush
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - School of Pharmacy
and Dr.’s Quentin Smith and Helen Thorsheim
The Secret Place



Tory Burch - $2,500 & above

ASCO Associated Supply Company, Inc.
Baptist St. Anthony Health System
Mrs. Genevieve Caldwell
Education Credit Union
Happy State Bank
Mrs. Carol Hicks and Mrs. Robyn Rhodes
Mrs. Jennifer Kelley
Mr. and Mrs. Wales and Nita Madden III
PAC Production Company
Dr. Pamela and Mr. Charles Parker
Ed and Margaret Roberts Foundation
Texas Oncology
Underwood, Wilson, Berry, Stein & Johnson, P.C.
United Supermarkets




Coach- $1,500 & above

Amarillo Area Foundation
Amarillo Economic Development Corporation
Amarillo Independent School District
Amarillo Republican Women
Bell Helicopter
Mr. Mark Bivins and Mr. Tom Bivins
Britkare Pink
Coldwell Banker First Equity Realtors
Mr. and Mrs. Al and Cindy Cunningham
Mrs. Mary Kay Dammier
Drs. Jim and Amy Douthhitt
Paul F. and Virginia J. Engler Foundation
Firstbank Southwest
First United Bank
Ms. Mary Lynn Garth
Harrington Regional Medical Center
Ms. Jamie Haynes
Dr. and Mrs. Michael and Vicki Hooten
Mr. and Mrs. John and Charlotte Huffaker
J.B. Franklin Corporation
Mrs. Jane Juett
K-6 Leasing
Krause Landscape Contractors
Mrs. Lorene Lacer
Landess Ranch
Mays Foundation
Northwest Texas Healthcare System
Packard Family Farms
Mrs. Helen Piehl
Eric Pullen Attorney at Law
Gene and Lousie Rahll Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Don and Gaynelle Riffe
Mrs. Judith Rogers
Mrs. Terry B. Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. John and Sally Skaggs
Stephens & Hagan Interior Design
Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Laura Street
Street Toyota
Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Cindy Terk
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - School of Medicine
Toot’n Totum and Kelly Whittenburg
Mr. and Mrs. Jack F. and Dee Turner
Dr. and Mrs. Nathan and Lysl Vermedahl
Vermejo Energy Services
Mrs. Judy Walls
Wells Fargo
Mr. and Mrs. Perry and Nancy Williams
Witt Motors
Wolflin Mortgage Company
Xcel Energy
Yellowhouse Machinery Co.
Zanchettin Brothers Terrazzo




2014 Keynote Speaker:
Ree Drummond

Telling funny tales of hard work, good food, and family life on the rural Oklahoma ranch where she lives with her husband and four children, Ree Drummond has attracted millions of
readers to her website, The PioneerWoman.com.

In addition to her top-rated cooking show on Food Network and multiple best-selling books, she has been named one of Forbes' Top 25 Web Celebrities. In The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A year of Holidays, 140 Step-By-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumtious Celebrations (William Morrow; On-Sale: October 29, 2013), Ree captures what holidays are really all about—cooking good food and sharing good times with family and friends. In her biggest cookbook yet, Ree shares more
than 140 delectable new and classic recipes, all presented alongside her trademark gorgeous, step-by-step photographs.

Ree's tried-and-true recipes rely on simple ingredients, and are guaranteed to please family and friends. And while these recipes are meant to make holiday planning a snap, they're also are quick and easy enough to become
everyday family favorites year round. In addition, to ensure all the holidays are as stress-free as possible, the easy Do-Ahead Game Plans for big meals allow the host to enjoy the day as much as the guests. Of course, Ree covers major
holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, but she also covers other fun and beloved holidays, like The Big Game, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Cinco de Mayo.


Link to Ree's website: http://thepioneerwoman.com/

2014 Event Committee


Mrs. Kathy Sheldon
Mrs. Robyn Rhodes


Mrs. Karie Crowley
Mrs. Dyann Folkner

Physical Arrangments

Mrs. Toni Knapp
Ms. Julie Phillips Puckett


Mrs. Melody Alexander

Mrs. Callie Pullen

Mrs. Bernie SandersMs. Megan Zachetin
Mrs. Jane Juett
Mrs. Lorene Lacer

Purse Auction

Mrs. Carolyn SherrodMrs. Vicki Scivally
Mrs. Nancy Williams
Mrs. Terry Rogers

VIP Reception

Mrs. Shanna Elza
Mrs. Jessica Needham
Mrs. Lea Wright
Mrs. Courtney Vanderham


Mrs. Becky McKinley


Mrs. Danna Krause


Mrs. Carol Hicks


Mrs. Ellen Jones
Mrs. Susan Cox


Mrs. Kathy Brown
Mrs. Kelly Roberts


Mrs. Laura Street
Dr. Marjorie Jenkins
Mrs. Maegan Seymor
Mr. Justin Patterson
Ms. Julia Greif
Mrs. Donna Fansler
Mrs. Christian Bressler
Mrs.Christine Johnson
Ms. Angela Knapp Eggers


Mrs. Jaclyn Inkhamhng

Mrs. Jenni Gee

Mrs. Kendra Burris





Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Cardiology Center of Amarillo LLP Texas Health Resources Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas San Angelo Community Medical Center TTUHSC Amarillo Breast Center of Excellence Angelo State University