COMMUNITY OF HOPE CELEBRATES THE “VOICES OF OUR CITY” AT 2019 ANNUAL NIGHT OF HOPE RECEPTION
The Night of Hope Reception Raises Over $444,000 to Improve Health and End Family Homelessness in Washington, DC
WASHINGTON, DC, October 10, 2019 – On Thursday, October 3, Community of Hope hosted its 2019 Annual Night of Hope at The Potomac View Terrace at the American Pharmacists Association from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Sponsors, host committee members, and guests raised over $444,000 to benefit the work of Community of Hope to improve health and end homelessness in Washington, DC.
The event included the Master of Ceremonies, Joshua Johnson, Host of 1A from WAMU & NPR and over 300 business leaders, city officials, and community supporters gathered for a celebration that included an inspiring program highlighting the meaningful “Voices of Our City”, a special “Give Hope” moment, and breathtaking views of the Lincoln Memorial and National Mall.
Event host committee co-chairs, Melissa McGuire and Andy Miller and Joe and Catherine Hall, successfully led the 2019 Night of Hope Host Committee. The program featured Ms. Samantha McFadden, whose life was changed by the organization and Kelly Sweeney McShane, President and CEO of Community of Hope, who shared her vision for Community of Hope to continue to uplift the voices of our city. The event culminated in a stirring “Give Hope” moment where guests raised paddles to donate funds toward specific services, such as providing a safe place for homeless families to sleep, emotional wellness for all our patients in need, and special support for healthy moms and babies.
We greatly appreciate the outpouring of support for our 2019 Night of Hope reception and proudly recognize our event sponsors: Innovation Sponsor, The Bedford Falls Foundation; Signature Sponsor, PNC Bank; Sustainer Sponsor, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates; Partner Sponsors, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Fort Myer Construction Corporation, Horning Brothers, Joe and Lynne Horning, KPMG, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Suzanne Sullivan, Visionary Eye Doctors/Dr. Lenny Friedman and Colleen Ryan, and Walker & Dunlop; Contributor Sponsors, City First Bank of DC and Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc.; and Friend Sponsors: AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, Amerigroup, Arminco Inc., Commercial Real Estate Advisors, KatzAbosch, Lockton Companies, Palm Facility Services, Robert L. and Janet R. Sloan, Tom and Elissa Davidson, USI Insurance Services, and WC Smith.
“We have such a strong community of support and our 2019 sponsors, host committee, and guests are proof of that. We are deeply grateful for the support of our mission and confidence in our impactful work across the District of Columbia,” adds Kelly Sweeney McShane, President and CEO of Community of Hope.
The organization also honored three volunteers with our Tom Nees Award for Exceptional Service. Vedder Price’s Amy Bess, Sadina Montani, and Meg Inomata were selected for their years of pro bono service to Community of Hope. The award, given in honor of founder, Tom Nees, recognizes its recipients for their long-standing, deeply-impacting service to the mission of the organization.
For more information about the 2019 Night of Hope reception, contact Cynthia Davis at email@example.com.
About Community of Hope:
Founded in 1980, Community of Hope is a rapidly growing and innovative nonprofit with a mission to create opportunities for low-income families in Washington, DC, including those experiencing homelessness, to achieve good health, a stable home, family-sustaining income, and hope. Our services include homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, transitional housing, rapid re-housing (a short-term rental subsidy and case management support), and permanent supportive housing (a long-term rental subsidy and case management support). A Federally Qualified Health Center, Community of Hope operates three health centers, offering medical, dental, and emotional wellness as well as extensive patient supportive services, and a community resource hub with emotional wellness services. In total, COH reached 12,744 people with nearly 60,000 visits in 2018 through our health services and 1,159 families through our housing programs.
For more information about Community of Hope, please visit www.communityofhopedc.org.