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Power in the Purse (PIP) is a group of women who share a common desire to give back to the community.  PIP is a special initiative through the Bryan Area Foundation that enables women to direct their giving in purposeful and strategic ways.  PIP also provides opportunities to support programs that enable and empower women to improve the quality of life in Williams County.

PIP members meet quarterly, learn about the needs of local nonprofit organizations and vote for one organization to receive their collective donation.  Through collective giving ($250 annually per member), PIP members will make a significant impact on local nonprofit organizations.

To learn more about PIP and how you can become a member,

please contact the Foundation at 419-633-1156.

Click here for Power in the Purse Membership Form.

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PIP Advisory Board (Lt to Rt): Amy Miller, Diana Moore Eschhofen, Pam Bard Steel, Jody Freeman, Tammy Wood, Lesley Shirkey. Not pictured: Ann Spangler, Jayne McKelvey and Laura Eckhardt .


Click here for the Power in the Purse Guidelines

Click here for Power in the Purse Membership Form

Click here for Power in the Purse Presentation Tips

Click here for 501(c)3 Charitable Organization List

PIP Meeting Minutes