Please Join Us for the

14th Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon

Tuesday, November 9th
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Green Acres CrossWalk Conference Center




Celebrate with us as we welcome 16-year-old entrepreneur and Texas native, Miss Mikaila Ulmer! This incredible young lady started her empire at 4 and a half years old and has since seen her company Me & the Bees Lemonade grow from yesterday’s humble front yard lemonade stand sales to today’s nationwide sales through major retailers including Whole Foods and Target.

She has appeared on some of the nation’s largest stages, including ABC’s Shark Tank, and has authored her autobiography, Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid.

Much like the Women’s Fund of Smith County, philanthropy is at the heart of all Mikaila does. She is the Founder of The Healthy Hive Foundation, whose mission is to save bees through education, research, and protection, and to inspire social entrepreneurship.


Heartfelt Gratitude to these COMMUNITY LEADERS


Presenting Sponsor

Illuminate Sponsor


UT Health East Texas



Speaker Sponsor

Johnna & Kevin Fuller


Enlighten Sponsors

Austin Bank

Joyce Buford


Invitation Sponsor


Inspire Sponsors


Gay Brookshire

Brookshire Grocery Compamy


Tomi Ellis

Johnson Financial Group - Tiffany Kirgan/Rodger Johnson

The McGuire Firm


Margaret & Jim Perkins

Centerpiece Sponsor

Karleen Draper



All proceeds benefit the our mission and outreach.