Bubbles & Bags Fundraiser for GHGH and the Women’s Fund
Nov 08, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Inn at Spanish Bay
The second annual “Bubbles and Bags,” a silent auction of new, gently loved and vintage handbags, will be held Sunday, November 8th, 2015 from 1-5pm at The Inn at Spanish Bay at 2700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, California. The fundraiser will be benefit Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands and the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County.
Bubbles & Bags will feature more than 350 handbags, including purses by Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Valentino, Burberry, Cole Hahn, Max Mara, Yves Saint Laurent, Mary Frances and more than a dozen one-of-a-kind purses, especially designed and donated by featured artist, designer Christine Benson. Says Benson, “I’m proud to be a part of women empowering the next generation of women.”
The event begins with a First Peek Preview from 1-2pm for “Buy it Now” purchases only, where guests can pay the top asking price to secure their favorites. The Bubbles & Bags Silent Auction continues from 2-5pm. Sparkling wine will be served while attendees browse the selection. Admission is $100 for First Peek Preview (which includes the Silent Auction) or $25 for the Silent Auction only. To receive an invitation, become a sponsor, or for more information, email [email protected] or call 831.375.9712 x120 To purchase tickets, please visit www.cfmco.org/bubblesandbags
“Shopping for a great cause is what Bubbles & Bags is all about. Bringing community-minded patrons together for a fun afternoon of sipping champagne and buying a great handbag, just prior to the holiday season, all in support of GHGH, perfection!” says Women’s Fund Endowment Chair and CFMC board member, Tonya Antle.
Bubbles & Bags is sponsored by the Pebble Beach Company. Premier sponsors are Comerica Bank and IMPOWER. Platinum sponsorship provided by Kathy and Don Yost and Illusions of Grandeur. The auction is organized by a volunteer committee co-chaired by Judy Profeta and Stephanie Harkness. Profeta and Harkness were inspired by the impact of Women’s Fund grants to empower local girls when they attended a Community Foundation luncheon in 2013 featuring GHGH participants.