Our Story

The Women’s Philanthropic Society, called Power of the Purse, was established in 2014 as a new sustainable philanthropic arm of the Dignity Health Foundation East Valley to encourage and connect women to philanthropic projects important to the health and well-being of women and their families in the Southeast Valley. 

Women’s Philanthropic Society Call to Action

The Women's Philanthropic Society is a lot of fun, has a sense of deep purpose and is called the "Power of the Purse."  The members established the following three goals. If this sounds like you - JOIN US! 

    • Cultivating women as philanthropic leaders
    • Creating a new sustainable philanthropic arm of the Foundation that empowers women to raise awareness of health care concerns that touch their families and community in the Southeast Valley
    • Celebrating the impact of charitable giving that comes directly from leadership of our Women’s Society 

Projects Complete! We did it! Over $140,000 Raised*

As we approach year’s end, we would like to recognize the dynamic members of the Power of the Purse. Together, they have raised funds for projects that align with Dignity Health’s strategic vision for serving women and families in the community.  By 2017, over $140,000 was raised for the Children’s Dental Clinic, a vision-screening device for young children was purchased, as well as 3D Mammography equipment, and the very popular Refresh and Retreat Stroke Camp was supported. In addition, in 2017, important hospital bed mapping technology was funded. By the end of 2018, the Power of the Purse will once again reach its annual goal of $60,000 for this year. It just goes to show that when you harness the power of these amazing women, great things can happen!


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