4th Annual Power of the Purse is largest in event’s history Custom Media Options and Merriweather Post Pavilion recognized by Howard County Tourism and Promotions as Partners of the Year

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2015 Power of the Purse contributors and volunteers

A Journey From Junk
A New You Salon – Amy Jewby
Amy Abell Wellness – Amy Abell
AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar – Joe and Mary Barbera
An Extraordinar  Limousine, Inc, – Ruth Toomey
Annie’s Seafood Restaurant (Kent Island)
Russell Ashton
Elyssa Auerbach
Awaken Wellness
Beauty Sense
Being There Senior Care – Linda Cromwell
Blossoms of Hope – The Howard County Cherry Tree Project
Bode Floors
Rachelina Bonacci
Linda Boyle
Anita Broccolino
Tina and Vic Broccolino
Jennifer Bush
Bushy Park Elementary School – Dawn Martinec
Business Women’s Network of Howard County – Linda Ostovitz
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Charm City Cakes
Chef Paolino Café
Chezelle of Cross Keys
Chuy’s – Lance Smith Columbia Association – Hobbit’s Glen Golf Course
Columbia Fine Wine & Spirits
Congregation Shalom Aleichem
Crafton Dental
Curves Columbia
Custom Media Options, LLC
Danielle Nicole New York Handbags – Danielle DiFerdinando
Paula D’Alonzo
Emiko Danielian
Kathy Davis
DellaBlooms & Gifts – Dana O’Sullivan
Laurie Diener
Beth Ditman
Dotty Doub
Dan Dreibelbis
Dutch Soccer School
EZ Storage
Factory Athletics Foundation
Samantha Flanagan
Andrew Flick
Regina Ford
Christa, Daniel, and David Giangrandi
GrowFlex Training – Ross Flanigan
Azeb Hadera
Harris Teeter
Irene Hechler
Rabbi Joanne Heiligman
Her Mind Magazine
Lisa, Roger, and Peyton  Hermodsson
Highland Inn
Homewood Interiors
Horseshoe Casino (Premiere Sponsor) – Randy Goldman and Bobbie Klobas
HorseSpirit Arts – Robin Holliday
Howard County Chamber of Commerce – Terri Carpenter, Mary Klett, and MaryAlice Drewer
Howard County Library System
• Central Branch
• East Columbia Branch
• Glenwood Branch
• Miller Branch
Howard County Tourism & Promotion
Howard Hospital Foundation
Jennifer Hurley
Lisa Johnson
Wayne Johnson
Jolles Insurance & Financial
Julie Katz
KCI Technologies
Kid’s Time Out – Maggie Surbrook
Christie Lassen
Lord & Taylor – Tracy Gokce
Macy’s by Appointment – Annamarie deGregorio
Macy’s – Diane Bajefsky
Becky Mangus
Kathy McClellan
Lene McCollum
Medical Skin Therapeutics
Cassandra Mewborn
Diana Mitchell
Toni Morgan
Pam Moss
Mr. Appliance of Howard County – Edward and Beth Piotrowski
Mr. Electric
Mr. Rooter
Melissa and Alayna Newsome
Elaine Northrop
Octavia II
Mimi O’Donnell
Outback Steakhouse
Jackie Panowicz
Pam Long Photography
Kim and Chuck Phillips
Joy Pierlioni
Pinot’s Palette – Lisa Noss
Pub Dog Pizza & Drafthouse
Pure Romance – Sheila Tempchin
Janet Quirk
River Hill Garden Center
Lee Sachs
Doug Sandler
Jennifer Sclafani
Seasons 52 – Michelle Hayes
Emily Shreve
SIEGELLAW – Law Office of Harry B. Siegel, LLC
Simply Divine Boutique – Ellicott City and Maple Lawn
Jackie Sims
Sir Speedy—BWI/Columbia – Vince Sharps
Bethanne Smith
Donna Smith
Still Life Gallery
Jennifer Storch
Target Marketing Group – Flora Betro
Sheila Tempchin
Terry’s Tag & Title
The Business Monthly
The Cellar at Chef Paolino Cafe – Lisa Passalacqua
The Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center – Diane Tollick and K. Shelle Brown
The Columbia (MD) Chapter, The Links Incorporated – Lenaye Lawyer and Judy Smith
The Columbia Inn at Peralynna Manor
The Gift Shop in Howard County General Hospital
The Iron Bridge Wine Company – Steve Wecker
The Kittleman Group – Keller Williams Realty – Laura Kittleman
The Still Point at Haven on the Lake
The Temple Annapolis – Sharon T. Riser
The Wendy Slaughter Team—REMAX 100
The Wildman Family
Together Couples Counseling
TotallyHoCo.com – Jessie Newburn
Towne Group – Anne Towne
Turf Valley Resort
Vertical Connection
Very Bradley, Columbia Mall
Brenda von Rautenkranz, Fit For Life Training and Master of Ceremonies of Power of the Purse 2015
Joan Waclawski
Carol Lombardo Weil, The Decorating Therapist
Michelle Wildman
Karen Windebank
Sherri Collins-Witzke
Your Style IQ – Karen Lucas

In loving memory of Roberta Freedman, whose penchant for handbags resulted in a donation of 75 beautiful purses!


  • Michelle Wildman, Chair
  • Pam Moss, Co-Chair
  • Tina Broccolino
  • Kathy Davis
  • Laurie Diener
  • Regina Ford
  • Christa Giangrandi
  • Irene Hechler
  • Lisa Hermodsson
  • Becky Mangus
  • Kathy McClellan
  • Lene McCollum
  • Melissa Newsome
  • Kim Phillips
  • Joy Pierlioni
  • Janet Quirk
  • Sheila Tempchin
  • Joan Waclawski
  • Kara Windebank
  • Sherri Collins-Witzke