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.

2024 Power in the Purse Meeting Dates

  • Monday, January 29, 2024
  • Thursday, April 25, 2024
  • Monday, July 29, 2024
  • Thursday, October 31, 2024

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