About us

Welcome to
Powerful Purses

Powerful Purses is a 501 (c) (3) charity organization that provides college-level scholarships to the qualified birthmothers of the Gladney Center. 

Our organization provides opportunities through education to change lives and improve the landscape of our local communities and industry.

Co-Founders Cynthia R. Bailey and Barbara A. Fife saw an opportunity for our local commercial real estate industry to make a difference through education and to provide women with career and personal opportunities. In 2010, they established Powerful Purses. 

Established in 2010, Powerful Purses is a charity organization that is recognized for bringing the highest standards of excellence to each endeavor and the highest standard of excellence. Our events are planned to be informative, entertaining, and inspiring. Money raised during our events provides our scholars with many opportunities such as a college-level education, mentoring-networking, successful careers, and personal lives that otherwise may not have been accessible. 

Scholarship Recipients

We guide most of our scholars to Tarrant County College to begin their degree courses then they identify a 4-year university, for approval by Powerful Purses, to complete their degree. However, some are approved to begin their education at a 4-year university. We prefer the universities in our DFW Metroplex but have approved scholars request to attend A&M and Texas Tech; all universities must be local area or within the State of Texas. Scholarship recipients must be a qualified birthmother of the Gladney Center. Applications for Powerful Purses Scholarships are received by Gladney who submits to Powerful Purses for consideration and scholarship awards. Powerful Purses Scholarships are awarded to the Scholar in the name of a Named Honoree.

Co-Founders & Board Members

The Powerful Purses Board of Directors is comprised of nine members who are recognized leaders in the commercial real estate industry, education and within the community. The board members are responsible to provide direction for the organization by strategically planning today and creating policies that will bring future successes for the mission. The board works closely with its Archives & Leadership Executive Council and the Advisory Council.

About the Gladney Center for Adoption

Gladney has been a pioneer and leading voice for improving the lives of children, adoptive families, and birthparents for more than 130 years. They provide information and support to pregnant and parenting mothers who are looking into having their children adopted. 

We Love Our Sponsors

Sponsors attend an annual event program at the Fort Worth Club where they enjoy a luncheon and an inspiring program for professionals. They have the opportunity to meet the scholarship recipients and learn about their journey.

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P.O. Box 100842
Fort Worth, Texas 76185-0842

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