FamilyMeans has several events held throughout the year, from events in support of the whole agency to gatherings in support of specific programs; our calendar is booked with opportunities for you to support the community!

See several of our upcoming events here. Contact our Fund Development office at 651-439-4840 with questions regarding how you can support or participate today. 


11th Annual Power of the Purse Banner

Sunday, March 31st 
Jx Venue 
123 2nd St. N, Stillwater, MN 55082

Each spring, our Power of the Purse event brings together local women for brunch, mimosas, silent auction of beautiful purses and specialty items, and short program about FamilyMeans services.

We hope you can join us – and open your own purse – to generously benefit FamilyMeans programming and thousands of individuals and families. 

The keynote speaker at the event will be Jane Whitlock. Jane is a trained end-of-life doula who provides support and guidance to individuals and families as they prepare for a death. She will speak about her own experience as a caregiver to her husband as he battled kidney cancer and eventually lost his life, and how she found herself in her current role as an end-of-life doula. Although a somber topic, Jane will bring laughter, joy, and uplifting guidance as she shares her journey. Leaving the attendees of Power of the Purse with a new appreciation of life.

Purchase tickets before March 1st and receive early bird pricing of $45 per individual ticket!

Stay up to date on the latest Power of the Purse news by following us on our Facebook page.

Purchase Tickets


Get your business’ name in front of over 300 local women and support the wellbeing of thousands of individuals and families year-round. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here or by contacting Melena Nelson at 651-789-4029 or by email at

Diamond and Platinum Sponsors secure your sponsorship by March 1st to be entered in a drawing to win Michael Buble Suite Tickets!
Two pairs of tickets will be drawn for Michael’s concert on March 18th at the Xcel Energy Center! Each pair of tickets valued at $300.   

Purse or Specialty Item Donations

Donate a new purse or specialty item to our silent auction and help support families as they work through life’s challenges. Donations can be dropped off at FamilyMeans’ Main Office (1875 Northwestern Ave S, Stillwater, MN 55082) between 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. Interested in donating but not sure what to give? Click the wish list button below! 
For questions on in-kind donations please contact Melena Nelson at 651-789-4029 or .

Wish List


Volunteer on the Power of the Purse committee or day of the event! Start by filling out our volunteer application here, or contact us at 651-789-4840 to learn more. 


A Mother's Purse Poem