The Women's Fund invites all women to attend its annual Power of the Purse Celebration on Oct. 28.

The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Green Acres Baptist Church CrossWalk Conference Center, 1607 Troup Highway, in Tyler. 

The luncheon celebrates the effect The Women's Fund has by pooling philanthropic gifts and awarding impact grants to local nonprofits.

This year, the fund awarded grants to Champions for Children, East Texas Crisis Center, St. Paul Children's Foundation and the North Tyler Day Nursery. 

These grants funded projects that started new programs or helped expand a promising initiative, according to a Women's Fund news release. 

The luncheon will show how these grants have affected the lives of Smith County's women and children.

Keynote speaker Carol Palladini, founder of The Women's Fund Santa Barbara, has been widely recognized for her leadership in women's giving, according to the news release.

Tickets are available online at womensfundsc.org or by calling 903-509-1771, ext. 102. Deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 20.

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