Power in the Purse


Power in the Purse (PIP) is a group of women who share a common desire to give back to the community. PIP is a special initiative through the Bryan Area Foundation that enables women to direct their giving in purposeful and strategic ways. PIP also provides opportunities to support programs that enable and empower women to improve the quality of life in Williams County.

PIP members meet quarterly, learn about the needs of local nonprofit organizations and vote for one organization to receive their collective donation. Through collective giving ($250 annually per member), PIP members will make a significant impact on local nonprofit organizations.


To learn more about PIP and how you can become a member, please contact the Foundation at 419-633-1156.

2023 Power in the Purse Meeting Dates

  • Monday, January 30, 2023
  • Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • Monday, July 31, 2023
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023

Meeting Location:  First Presbyterian Church – 506 Oxford Drive – Bryan, Ohio 43506


Meeting Time:  Social Time 7pm – 7:30pm     Meeting 7:30pm – 8:30pm


Power in the Purse Meeting Highlights

Power in the Purse Advisory Board

  • Chair – Shirley Fry
  • Vice Chair – Kathy Smith
  • Secretary – Lora Manon
  • Treasurer – Cheryl Andres
  • Publicity Director – Karin Bowers
  • Program Director – Jeanette Roberts
  • Member-at-Large – Diana Moore Eschhofen
  • Member-at-Large – Jody Freeman 
  • BAF Representative – Jenny Horn