The Women’s Leadership Council is hosting its first Power of the Purse fundraiser on April 19. The event will bring together hundreds of area women who want to build a stronger community by giving, advocating, and volunteering for literacy initiatives and other United Way programs. The Power of the Purse event will feature door prizes, raffles of mid-to-high-end purses, and a luncheon featuring guest speaker Kim Kinard Schuessler, a remarkable woman who will share her stories and encourage others. It will be a fun event where women will be encouraged in their endeavors to be strong stewards of their community. (This is a re-branding of our Annual Spring Symposium)
► Where: The Farm Golf Club
► When: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on April 19, 2023.
► Registration includes lunch:
$40 for WLC members (those who donate $1,000 annually per household)
$50 for non-WLC members
► Registration & payment are required by April 14, 2023
Meet Kim Kinard Schessler: Keynote Speaker
Kim Kinard Schuessler, an artist, educator, and philanthropist is one of the most popular figurative painters in the southeast. Sourcing paper from each destination she visits, she employs color, texture, and pattern to create collages and paintings that connect the viewer to everyday experiences. Her southern roots, extensive travel, and love of fashion influence her paintings. Her complex collages evoke human emotions that speak of joy and love. Kim received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia and studied art at Parsons School of Design in New York. She also studied aboard in Cortona, Italy as well as in Dijon, France at the Université of Bourgogne. After graduation, Kim furthered her education and earned an Arts Education degree. Kim resides between Puerto Rico and New York City. Kim and her husband, Mac Schuessler, have three grown children: Emme, Swann, and Mac iii.