Women in Philanthropy is supported by so many successful and powerful women around the Midlands. “Purse-o-nalities” are role models in this group that support WIP on an even deeper level by championing WIP’s cause to better the lives of local women and children by being the “faces” of WIP’s largest fundraising event called Power of the Purse (POP). POP is an annual event held in the spring and is about community-minded women (and men!) coming together and having fun while raising money to support our community– a true party with a purpose!
Because of people like this and people like you, in 16 years, Women in Philanthropy has invested over $1,500,000 in the community to support women and children! The following extraordinary women (and men) are our representative "Purse-o-nalities."
Sara Fawcett - United Way of the Midlands
Sharon Bryant - First Citizens Bank
Dr. Rosalyn Clark Artis - Benedict College
Matt and Mary Grace Mungo
Mary King - WIS-TV
BANK OF AMERICA
BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA
FIRST COMMUNITY BANK
FIRST CITIZENS BANK
MARY KING - WIS-TV
BANK OF AMERICA
LEXINGTON MEDICAL CENTER
MICHAEL SEEZEN AND MCNAIR LAW FIRM, P.A.
SOUTH STATE BANK
ABACUS PLANNING GROUP
TAMIKA ISAAC DEVINE
President & CEO of United Way of the Midlands
Judy was the Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and was a strong supporter of community programs in the Midlands before she passed away in 2016. She was also United Way's 2014 Humanitarian of the Year.
Lou is President and CEO of Nephron Pharmaceuticals and is a strong supporter of community programs in the Midlands, such as the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Women in Philanthropy.
Sharon is one of the 16 founding members of Women in Philanthropy and greatly supports WIP and United Way of the Midlands as the South Carolina Regional Executive Vice President for First Citizens Bank.
COACH DAWN STALEY
Dawn is the Head Coach of the Univeristy of South Carolina's women's basketball team. She is an American basketball hall of fame player and coach and also a three-time Olympian.
MAYOR STEVE BENJAMIN, MIKE BRENAN AND RAY TANNER
Mayor Benjamin has been the Mayor of Columbia since 2010. Mike Brenan is BB&T's South Carolina Regional President. Ray Tanner is the Athletic Director at the University of South Carolina and former Head Coach of the USC Baseball Team who won two National Championships under his leadership.