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.

Purses for Pooches 2017

Thank you to our 2018 Committee!

Event Co-Chairs:
Pam Nicholson, President & CEO, Enterprise Holdings
Judy Calhoun, Principal, Buck Consultants
Harika Fava, Tory Burch

Honorary Chair:
Jan Torrisi-Mokwa, Principal, Congruence, Inc.

Committee Members:

Patricia Abbene
Helen Antoine
Nicole Birkett-Brunkhorst
Victoria Bolger
Donna Botkin
Jane Callahan
Anita Campbell
Jean Canman
Patricia Carter
Traci Dodson
Teresa Dorshorst
Claire Flowers
Heather Fuller
Patti Gaizat
Liz Gingerich
Sherita Gober
Kevi Harwood
Mae Hollander
Laura Sienaski Lancia
Patti Langenecker
Sara Leeman
Kathy Leonard
Mary Massey
Gail Presswood
Catherine Redburn
Sharon Sienaski
Alison Suhre
Jessica Taylor
Ashley Ulrich
Kathy Warnick
Theresa White
Diane Woepke
Kimberly Wood

Check out this year’s Purses and Pumps!

2019 purses coming soon!

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 Coming Soon!

“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