The best part: You go home with the designer bag

Jamie Mazza, Morgan Busam, Brigid Cucinotta, Leah Cordova, Emily Osborne, Wendy Smith, Christy Meyer, Lin Jung, Tara Lorton, Julie Conway, Julie Bartish and Betsy Otten were models at the 2015 event.

Jamie Mazza, Morgan Busam, Brigid Cucinotta, Leah Cordova, Emily Osborne, Wendy Smith, Christy Meyer, Lin Jung, Tara Lorton, Julie Conway, Julie Bartish and Betsy Otten were models at the 2015 event.

Thursday, Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m.; Cincinnati Club

Want a chance to snag a new designer handbag from Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors and Kate Spade – and feel good doing it?

The Literacy Network’s fifth annual Handbags for Hope will feature live and silent auctions of handbags, as well as raffles, cocktails and dinner.

Tim Goldrainer, lead singer with The Menus, will lead the live auction of new handbags.

The silent auction will include the designer bags and Pack-a-Purse, with themed purses full of bonus prizes.

Honorary chairs are Ralph and Janelle Lee, Stan Williams and Kristi Clement-Williams.

Sponsors include Great American Insurance Group, Merrill Lynch (Mike Fieler Group), Busam Nissan, Holy Grail Banks, Graydon Head, Diamonds Rock, Wycoff, Lucas-Raymond James, KMK Law, Scripps Howard Foundation, The Cobb Group, Ken and Cathy Feldmann, Tim Goldrainer, Macy’s, Kroger, Katy Meinhardt, Mary Meinhardt, Mercy Health (Dr. Robert Cranley), Jeff and Lee Rose, Abby Girl Sweets, Dr. Carol L. Egner, Everything But the House, Josh and Melissa Gerth, Doug and Michelle Guenther, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Andrew and Kim McDermott, Saks Fifth Avenue, B105.1 FM Cincinnati’s Country Morning Show and Prestige AV & Creative Services.

Tickets are $55, which includes dinner and two drink tickets. 
# Information and tickets: 513-621-READ or www.lngc.org

 

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