The Child Saving Institute (CSI, Guild will host its 15th annual PurseOnalities fundraising event on Thursday, November 3 at 11 a.m. at the Hilton Downtown Omaha. Funds raised during the event will positively impact children and families who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma. This year’s “Share Your Story” themed event features a silent auction of extraordinary purse packages and the opportunity to shop on-site from some of Omaha’s most popular boutiques, with a portion of their event proceeds being donated back to CSI.

The luncheon will feature inspirational speaker and author Genevieve Piturro. Piturro was a successful television marketing executive in New York City for twenty years when a little girl’s question changed the course of her life forever—and she jumped off the corporate ladder. She began delivering pajamas and books to children in shelters and in 2001 founded Pajama Program, a nonprofit which has been recognized nationwide for both its success and Genevieve’s story.

Event Chairs are Jordan Peterson, Lyndsay Ruma, Sarah Dukich, and Yolanda Delgado. Honorary Chair is Nancy Edick. Individual event tickets start at $80 and table sponsorships start at $1,500. For additional information or to purchase event tickets or sponsorships, please visit or contact Julie Oberlies, development coordinator, at or (402) 504-3634.

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