Judith Leiber Presentation Fundraiser


March 21st – Saturday – 10am-Noon – Amy Phillips presents an exclusive showing of her Judith Leiber Purses Collection

Lunch and Raffle will be held after the presentation.

This is a Fundraiser for the SSHS Museum

Limited Seating – Reservations Required

Advance Presentation Packages available:

Desert Mission Package – $40.00 ($50.00 Value) (Presentation Reservation, Lunch, and 1 raffle ticket)

Viking Package – $80.00 ($100.00 Value) (Presentation Reservation, Lunch, and 9 raffle ticket)

Lincoln Package – $120.00 ($250.00 Value) (Presentation Reservation, Lunch, and 21 raffle ticket)

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Ms. Phillips will talk about Judith Leiber’s life and her ascent to the top of the fashion industry. Born in Hungary, she began her career as a trainee at a handbag company.  She was the first woman graduated to master craftswoman, becoming the first woman to join the Hungarian Handbag Guild in Budapest. Being of Jewish heritage and living in Budapest, Judith endured the horror of Nazi persecution throughout World War II. Leiber, who immigrated to the United States in 1947, founded her own business in 1963.  She is known for her crystal minaudieres, evening purses made of a metal shell often encrusted with Swarovski crystals, plated with silver or gold and with various forms, such as baby pigs, slices of watermelon, cupcakes, peacocks, penguins and snakes. Sold at exclusive boutiques around the world, her purses may cost up to several thousand dollars and have become a status symbol for many women including many American First Ladies.

Raffle Fundraiser!

The following will be raffled off at the event!

  • An Autographed copy of the book “The Artful Handbag”
  • An original Judith Leiber purse!

The first raffle will be the autographed book and the purse will be drawn second. All remaining tickets after the book drawing will be used in the purse drawing. You DO NOT need to be present to Win! The winner, if not present at the event drawing will be notified by phone and/or e-mail provided at time of purchase.

Additional information

Fundraiser Event Packages

Desert Mission Package, Viking Package, Lincoln Package