Brief: Red Cross Fundraiser Nets $92,000 in Three Hours

Brief: Red Cross Fundraiser Nets $92,000 in Three Hours

In three hours, the third annual “In The Bag” silent auction of designer purses raised $92,000 to benefit the American Red Cross of the National Capital Region. A committee of 38 women, chaired by Brenda Blisk, CEO of The Blisk Financial Group and Founder of "In The Bag," raised the $92,000 net at a lunchtime event, held at the Hilton McLean earlier on Nov. 2.

Each year, Blisk's committee collects and auctions off designer purses to help fund the vital services provided by the Red Cross to the Metro Washington community. The event sold 148 high-end purses with brand names such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin, Michael Kors and many more. The crowd of 225 (223 women and two men) attended this year’s luncheon and auction.

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