"Purse-o-nalities"

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."

2019 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

 

2018 Purse-o-nalities

BANK OF AMERICA

Bank of America - Purse-o-nality

BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA

FIRST COMMUNITY BANK

FIRST CITIZENS BANK

HEALTH FORCE

PROFESSIONAL PRINTERS

2017 Purse-o-nalities

MARY KING - WIS-TV

Mary King - WIS-TV

BANK OF AMERICA

Bank of America

WIP FOUNDERS

WIP Founders

 

MERRILL LYNCH

Merril Lynch

NEPHRON PHARMACEUTICALS

Nephron Pharmaceuticals

NELSON MULLINS

Nelson Mullins

ORANGE THEORY

Orange Theory

BB&T

B B and T

LEXINGTON MEDICAL CENTER

Lexington Medical Center

MICHAEL SEEZEN AND MCNAIR LAW FIRM, P.A.

Michael Seezen and McNair Law Firm, P.A.

SOUTH STATE BANK

South State Bank

SOUTHERN FIRST

Southern First

PROFESSIONAL PRINTERS

Professional Printers

JIM HUDSON

Jim Hudson

AT&T

A T and T

ABACUS PLANNING GROUP

Abacus Planning Group

TAMIKA ISAAC DEVINE

City Councilwoman

MAC BENNETT

United Way of the Midlands CEO Mac Bennett

President & CEO of United Way of the Midlands

JUDY DAVIS

Judy Davis

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 KENNEDY

Lou Kennedy

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 BRYANT

Sharon Bryant

 

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

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, 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.

WIP Signature Sponsor

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Nephron Pharmaceuticals logo


United Way logoWomen in Philanthropy is an affinity group of United Way of the Midlands.