UWF raised about $13,000 from the event to benefit women and children in Flagler County.
The 9th annual Power of the Purse event was held at Plantation Bay on Monday, Aug. 21. About 100 people came together to raise around $13,000 toward the nonprofits that United Women Flagler Chapter helps support, said UWF President Maureen Walsh.
"I think it's all safe to say we're all here because we believe it's important to give back to our community," Walsh said to attendees.
UWF works to help support women and children in Flagler County by donating to nonprofits that share the mission of positively impacting the community with a focus on women and children.
New for this year's Power of the Purse, sponsors and benefiting agencies spoke about how the funds from United Women Flagler Chapter help their organizations positively impact women and children in Flagler County.
Representatives from Family Life Center, Early Learning Coalition of Volusia-Flagler and Samaritan Ministries spoke to attendees about their missions as well as their appreciation for the donations they receive from UWF.
"It's just amazing, the lives that change and how important your funds are for us," Lorraine Vickery, Samaritan Ministries founder, said.
Denise Duty from Florida Hospital Flagler, a UWF sponsor, spoke about the women's care at the hospital and its local impact.
Maureen Walsh was named the Woman of the Year for her continuous community impact through UWF in her role as current president, former philanthropy chair and through initiatives like the Chicks With Cans Food Drive.
For winning, Walsh will receive $500 to donate to a charity of her choice.