Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund

Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund

The Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund was started by Chiara Renninger of Brecknock Township, a Certified Financial Planner and Wealth Strategist at Herbein Wealth Management. Renninger, who believes that a group of women with a strong belief in making a positive difference is one of the most powerful groups, gathered together 11 like-minded women. Renninger told the Reading Eagle that she “wanted the focus of the program to be on women and children because they are an integral part of a good family life.” The group has since increased significantly. The Power of the Purse Fund aims to provide women with support to get back on their feet and secure employment. Herbein Wealth Management made one of the first contributions to the fund in Renninger’s name. The tenet of the Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund is the importance of women helping women. Dr. Natalie Parisi, a member who is an orthodontist in Wyomissing said, “That’s exactly what we want. We want to be the ones to help somebody jump out of the vicious circle and move on with their life.”