Power of the Purse
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Statehouse Convention Center, and Virtual
Woman in Business – Tamika S. Edwards, JD, Central Arkansas Water
Woman in Philanthropy – Beverly Morrow, Board Chair, Arkansas Children’s
First Lady’s Woman in Public Service – Dr. Jerrilyn Jones, MD, MPH, UAMS, Arkansas Department of Health
Martie North & Scott Hamilton
Learn who we are, what we do, and how you can help women in Arkansas be stronger. When women succeed, Arkansas succeeds.
Power of the Purse will now be held at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. We are thrilled that this venue change will allow for greater distancing while better maintaining the safety of all guests. The WFA plans to have a maximum of 500 guests in attendance at this event, in a room that typically accommodates 1,000.
Masks will be mandatory for everyone in the room for the entirety of the event.
Sponsorship opportunities can be found here.
In-person individual tickets: SOLD OUT
Virtual individual tickets are $25 each.
Confirmed sponsors may mail form with check to:
400 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 1242, Little Rock, AR 72201
The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas was launched in 1998 when two of our founders, Pat Lile and Olivia Farrell, saw the need for funding dedicated to investing in projects that support women and girls in our community. These women were instrumental in seeking out prominent female leaders from “Top 100 Women in Arkansas,” where the idea for an organization for and by women was initiated. We strive to not only expand educational opportunities for women who do not have access to them, but also empower and equip women with necessary resources for emerging occupations, improve the economic status of women, and promote a mentorship for women and girls who are in need of tangible and emotional support.
In 1999, the first Power of the Purse luncheon was held to announce the grants made possible to support these causes with donations from the original founders. WFA now holds this fundraising event each year to honor accomplished women, announce grants made that year, and highlight other WFA programs.Get your Virtual Tickets
2021 Power of the Purse Sponsors
Presenting Level Sponsor
Partner Level Sponsors
Women-Owned Level Sponsors
Patron Level Sponsors
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Arkansas Community Foundation
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
The Breast Center at CARTI
Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.
Dassault Falcon Jet
The Hatcher Agency
KWilkins Consulting Group
The Family of Beverly Morrow
University of Arkansas Foundation
UAMS – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences