The 12th Annual Power of the Purse has been postponed from it's original date of April 19, 2020, to Sunday, September 27, 2020. This decision was made with the health and safety of our guests in mind as we respond to COVID-19. Click here to learn more. Questions? Please contact Melena Nelson at or 651-789-4029.

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FamilyMeans 12th Annual 

September 27, 2020 | 11am-2pm | JX Event Venue, Stillwater

Our Power of the Purse event brings together local individuals 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. 

Purchase tickets before August 27th and receive early bird pricing of $55 per individual ticket!
Individual ticket prices increase to $60 on August 27th.
Bring your friends along! Purchase a table for 10 for $500 and save!

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Get your business’ name in front of over 300 local individuals 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


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. For questions on in-kind donations please contact Melena Nelson at 651-789-4029 or .