Purse and Pursenalities Luncheon Raises $90,000 for Boys, Girls Club

This year's handbag honorees: Elaine Turner, Laura Vela, and Yliana Yepez. (Photo: Cutty McGill)

This year’s handbag honorees: Elaine Turner, Laura Vela, and Yliana Yepez. (Photo: Cutty McGill)

New York—It was a case of “It” bags making it for hundreds of New York area children. At the ninth annual Purses & Pursenalities Luncheon and Auction held at the The Metropolitan Club last week, more than 200 handbags from the likes of Michael Kors, Kara Ross, Badgley Mishka, Armani, Jason Wu, Carlos Falchi, Eric Javits, Oscar de la Renta, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch, Louis Vuitton and Aspry participated in a silent auction at raised more than $90,000 to benefit Madison Square Boys & Girls Club.

Longtime NY newsman Chuck Scarborough served as master of ceremonies with this year’s honorees including Elaine Turner, Laura Vela, and Yliana Yepez.

Co-chairs for the luncheon included Mindy Fortin, Amy Hoadley, Karen Klopp, Tiffany Moller, Betsy Pitts and Kathy Prounis. Design co-chairs were Carlos Falchi, Eric Javits and Michelle Smith.

About Madison Square Boys & Girls Club

Since 1884, Madison has been saving and enhancing the lives of youth by providing after-school and summer programs for children in New York City’s most disadvantaged communities. Programs are engineered to empower each member to achieve three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and the adoption of a Healthy Lifestyle. Every day, Madison provides thousands of children with a safe and positive environment, one where fun is encouraged and positive role models are plentiful.  A founding member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Madison currently serves more than 5,000 youth, ages 6 to 18, at seven sites throughout Brooklyn and the Bronx as well as at Camp Madison in Kingston, New York. www.madisonsquare.org

Attendees scour the silent auction of top designer handbags

Attendees scour the silent auction of top designer handbags.


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