Purses With Purpose

2024 Purses With Purpose Charity Event

The 2024 “Purses with Purpose Charity Event”, hosted by the GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club, was held on Thursday, April 11, 5:30 PM in the Nautilus Ballroom at Marina Inn Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach.

Approximately 350 ladies were in attendance for the evening, which included a delicious dinner buffet, music, and a very entertaining live auction with 32 handsome local male models showcasing 33 designer purses contributed by celebrities, local women of distinction, and organizations. The models pranced and danced to win the highest bid for their purse from some very competitive lady bidders.

A large silent auction with 79 delightful gift baskets chocked full of gift certificates for services and restaurants, cosmetics, jewelry, spa treatments, weekend getaways, and other niceties.

The “Bubbles and Bling” raffle included a wheelbarrow with 80 bottles of wine donated by club members and the “Bling” included eight gorgeous pieces of jewelry by designers David Yurman, Firefly, Dean Davidson and Brighton. Door prizes were awarded during the evening.

Chairperson, Jeri McCumbee with the assistance of Ryan Robinson from Global Truth Entertainment emceed the event. At the opening, NMBWC President, Kathy Heagen awarded the club’s Purses with Purpose Inspiration Award for women exemplifying inspirational initiatives to Tracie Ross for her work on the NMB Police Foundation and Blue Ribbon Campaign.

In 2024 our club raised approximately $97,000 for local charities. Chairperson, Jeri McCumbee stated we have expenses coming out of that, but still it is the most we have ever raised and it is amazing how our local businesses and community supports this event each year. The monies raised will be awarded to organizations supporting youth and children, women and others struggling in our community. A portion is designated to Domestic Violence initiatives and to Scholarships to NMB High School students each year. Please visit our charities page for a complete list. We are excited to offer sponsorship opportunities ranging from $3500 to $250.

2024 Purses With Purpose Sponsors

Hats off to our 2024 Purses with Purses Sponsors! These community businesses and individuals support our Domestic Violence initiatives and our giving to other charitable organizations in an effort to improve the lives of others in the North Myrtle Beach area. A special and heartfelt “Thank You” to these businesses and individuals who understand the importance of giving back to our community.  Let’s recognize their generosity by thanking them and patronizing their businesses.

2024 Title Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

Signature Drink Sponsor

Bubbles and Bling Sponsor

Inspiration Award Sponsor

Advertising Sponsor

Program Sponsor

Dessert Sponsor

Registration Sponsor

Photo Booth Sponsor

Stashed Cash Sponsor

“Handbag” Sponsors


Tote Sponsors

A.O. Hardee and Son
Aladdin Realty Company

Babb Custom Homes

Boulineau’s IGA
The Citizens Bank
Edge Landscaping
Hang 5 Films
Helen Francis, LLC
iHeart Media
Larry Jones
Ryan Korros Team, Re/Max Southern Shores
Janine Lawson
Beth McLean, Edward Jones
McLeod Health
South Atlantic Bank
Style Me Boutique
The Thill Team, Re/Max Southern Shores
Tilghman Insurance Agency
Trexler Homes
United Community Bank
Callie Wise State Farm
Wyman Wise State Farm Insurance

Wallet Sponsors

Arch Angel Home Care, LLC
Cooper’s Tavern
Forever Young Mobile Physical Therapy
Kathy & Steve Heagen
Senator Greg Hembree
Connie Holston
It is Well Health & Wellness

Italian American Heritage Foundation
Carolyn and Barry Muller
Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club
New South Transport Service, Inc.
North Strand Housing Shelter
Jill & Robert Roman
Roy & Casper, LLC
Linda & Wayne Sweatt
Sand Dollar Media
Thomas Hogan Travel
Walter Creative