A&I’s very own Jennifer Schmidt featured as a 2014 Purse-o-nality at Girls, Inc. Power of the Purse event!

March 31, 2014

For the last eight years Girls, Inc of Northwest Oregon has hosted a Power of the Purse “purse-o-nality” fundraiser event, in which strong female leaders in the community are paired with a dynamic Girls, Inc council member, and local designers. Together, they create a one of a kind handbag that best represents their personalities! The handbag is then auctioned and sold during a glamorous evening fundraiser event. 

Girls Inc
From left to right, Jennifer, Paige and Carol

Jennifer Schmidt, of A&I Benefit Plan Administrators, Inc. has been a supporter of the Girls, Inc mission for quite some time, and this year she was featured as a “purse-o-nality”!  Jennifer was matched with Carol Risley of Carol Risley Handbags and Girls Council Girl Paige, a 5th grader and member of the Girls Inc. CommuniCARE team.  The handbag that Jennifer and Carol designed was sold for $2,000 and the total amount raised during the 2014 Power of the Purse Purse-o-nality fundraiser was $292,255!

Purse Runway
Handbag designed in partnership with Carol Risley and Jennifer Schmidt, sold and auctioned for $2,000. Carol Risley handbag on runway at 2014 Power of the Purse
purse-o-nality fundraiser.

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