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2019 Power of the Pur$e

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Jeanne Robertson to return to the 2019 Power of the Pur$e Luncheon

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The CHI St. Luke’s Health, Brazosport Health Foundation is proud to announce that Jeanne Robertson, the Hall of Fame speaker who headlined our 2015 Power of the Pur$e Luncheon, will bring her Southern sense of humor to the 2019 Luncheon planned for April 17, 2019. Her front porch stories and self-deprecating humor kept the room in stitches at the 2015 event.

Those who haven’t heard Jeanne’s brand of down-home humor are in for a treat. She has been awarded every top honor and designation in her profession of public speaking. Toastmasters International named Jeanne the recipient of the 1998 Golden Gavel Award, given annually for accomplishment in leadership and communication. YouTube clips of her performances have made her a sensation with a new generation.

The luncheon is a much-anticipated event, historically drawing over 500 people eager to claim a purse at the silent auction or win the raffle prize of a designer bag. This year’s raffle purse is a Louis Vuitton signature satchel.

Freeport LNG and TDECU Mortgage are this year’s executive sponsors. General admission tickets to the luncheon are $75 per person, with five levels of sponsorship available beginning at $250 for 2 preferred seats or a reserved table of 8 for several levels up to $5000. For information or tickets call 979-285-1795 or visit

Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. for a champagne reception and silent auction, with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the program starting at noon at the Dow Academic Center on the Brazosport College campus in Lake Jackson. The silent auction will have something for everyone from casual and designer purses to children’s backpacks, “man bags” and sports gear.

Since its inception, the Power of the Pur$e event has raised more that $580,000 in support of local health initiatives. Previous luncheons have purchased 3D mammography software, outfitted trauma rooms in the new Emergency Department and helped with the addition of a new CT scanner in the Brazosport Cancer Center. This year the proceeds from the event will purchase state-of–the-art ultrasound equipment, upgrading a technology that is increasingly used in many different aspects of patients’ diagnosis and treatment.

Co-chairs Cheri McBurnett and Mary Meyers, returning to helm their 5th Power of the Purse Luncheon, invite you to come out for what promises to be an entertaining and uplifting few hours in support of the health of our community.

WHEN:                 Wednesday, April 17, 2019
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Champagne Reception
12 p.m. – Luncheon

WHERE:                Brazosport College Dow Academic Center
                                500 College Blvd, Lake Jackson, TX 77566                             

  DETAILS:                Power of the Pur$e will kick off with a champagne reception offering light appetizers. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets and mix and mingle before the luncheon begins.

PARKING:                Complimentary parking available.

MORE:                  Raffle tickets are $20.00 each or six for $100. Tickets will be sold prior to and during the luncheon. Four levels of sponsorship are also available. Please call 979-285-1795 for information about donations, sponsorships, and tickets or visit