Purses & Pumps for Pooches & Pals


A “Purses” Tribute to Jan Torrisi-Mokwa

Last July, the Humane Society of Missouri lost a dear friend and generous benefactor with the tragic death of Janet Torrisi-Mokwa.  Jan was founder and lead cheerleader of our Purses and Pumps for Pooches and Pals event.  This year we will pay special tribute to the person who brought a bright smile, tremendous energy and creativity and an ever present “we can do more” attitude to everything she did.

We invite all who knew and loved Jan to celebrate her legacy of helping homeless animals at this very special 2019 Purses event.

Save the date! The 14th annual Purses & Pumps for Pooches & Pals event will be held on June 27, 2019 at the Humane Society of Missouri’s Macklind Ave. Headquarters!

Each year, more than 400 professional women come out to enjoy a fun evening of networking, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a designer purse and shoe raffle. Past events have included items from Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton and many more! Best of all, we raise much-needed funds to help homeless Missouri animals!

Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Fund, dedicated to investigating, healing, and preventing animal abuse.

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Thank you to our 2019 Committee!

Event Co-Chairs:
Judy Calhoun, Principal, Buck
Harika Fava, Tory Burch

Honorary Chair:
Pam Nicholson, President & CEO, Enterprise Holdings

Committee Members:

Jodi Allen
Helen Antoine
Jessica Arnold
Nicole Birkett-Brunkhorst
Donna Botkin
Samantha Calvin
Anita Campbell
Nancy Carter
June Dabbs
Claire Flowers
Jackie Frick
Heather Fuller
Suzanne Furesz
Julia Gray
Kevi Harwood
Rachel Jeep
Julie Keil
Ellen Kelly
Katie Knapp
Laura Sienaski Lancia
Sara Newton
Mary Massey
Leigh Perica
Tess Perica
Catherine Redburn
Sharon Sienaski
Mary Sly
Georgann Spicer-Griffin
Celeste Sprung
Alison Suhre
Ann Tretter
Ashley Ulrich
Kathy Warnick
Terri White
Sarah Wilson
Linda Wulf
Rita Wylie

Check out some of this year’s Purses and Pumps!

Gently Used Purses Wanted!

Bring your gently used handbags and briefcases to Purses & Pumps for Pooches & Pals on June 27! All items will be donated to Dress for Success Midwest, a division of Connections to Success.

2019 Featured Restaurants

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“Pooches” gracias to our title sponsors!

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Would your business like to reach hundreds of St. Louis professional women as a Purses & Pumps for Pooches & Pals sponsor? Contact Gwen Jambortez at 314.951.1565 or email gjamboretz@hsmo.org

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. REGISTER IN PERSON STARTING AT 5:30PM AT HSMO'S MACKLIND AVE. HEADQUARTERS!