Annual Meeting Recap and Leadership Announcements

On January 26, SMGW held its first-ever virtual Annual Meeting over Zoom, with strong participation – about 30 Partner Representatives participated. At the Annual Meeting, the Executive Director reports to the Partner Council on the prior year’s results (both programmatic and financial), and presents the approved budget for the coming year, and the Partner Council elects the new Board members officers. At …

Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Kenety

William (Bill) Kenety was the recipient of the Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington 2020 Above and Beyond Volunteer Award for his service in the Northwest DC office. The award is given annually to the volunteer who exhibits extraordinary dedication and compassion in his/her service to others and demonstrates the core values of the organization and its mission.    Bill has been a …

The 2021 Next Step Breakfast: Virtual Brunch with Yamiche Alcindor

Building on the success of last year’s virtual Next Step Breakfast, at which we raised more than $200,000, this year’s breakfast will be a Saturday morning virtual brunch, emceed by Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS NewsHour.   We will be using the Remo platform for this event that will allow partners and guests to mingle and gather at tables—as if we are together in person! …

Mark your calendars: March 20 is Samaritan Ministry’s Next Step Breakfast Turn on your laptop or tablet and join Samaritan Ministry and PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor for this year’s Next Step Breakfast—now a virtual Brunch!—on Saturday, March 20, 9:30–11:00 am. You are invited to take an hour out of your morning to learn more about how this …

This article is a part of our Black History Month series Chocolate City: A book club discussion Our book club recently read and discussed “Chocolate City” by Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove. As an organization serving Washington, DC and its surrounding area, understanding the history- particularly the racial history- of the city is very important. Some volunteers in the book club are long time …

Looking Back on Our First Virtual Gala

By Jeff Hale A few weeks ago, we had the experience of producing our first-ever virtual Gala, Together in Spirit, Onward in Action! and it was a great success. As of November 30, the Gala had been viewed over 1,000 times by people from across the U.S. and around the world. When the dust settled, we exceeded our ambitious fundraising …

Save The Date: Virtual Gala

Jeff Hale and Michele Lewis-Muzzatti Save The Date NOW! Make plans now to join us on Saturday, November 14 at 7pm for our VIRTUAL GALA – Together in Spirit, Onward in Action! Like many organizations, the COVID-19 Pandemic has forced us to alter our plans for the Gala this year, but we still have an exciting program planned, featuring all …

Hot Tips from Samaritan Ministry: The 2020 Census!

An accurate account for all households is necessary for fairly distributing federal funding for programs like transportation, employment, healthcare, housing and representation in Congress. 2020 Census shortened · The US Census Bureau recently announced that the deadline for completing the 2020 Census was changed to September 30, one month earlier than expected. · As of August 6, D.C.’s self-response rate …

Samaritan Sunday at St. Thomas’

We pray for our brothers and sisters whose lives were already in turmoil before COVID-19 and now are seeking the services of Samaritan Ministry to help sustain them during this most challenging time. Holy spirit, be with them. (taken from the Prayers of the People on July 12, 2020) Rev. David Wolf and Antoinette Green, one of the star graduates …