2023 Hope Gala

An Inspirational Evening with Calvary Women’s Services

Calvary Women’s Services’ Hope Gala, previously known as the Hope Awards Dinner, brings together community leaders and businesses to celebrate the success of women changing their lives through our programs. This fun, inspirational evening will celebrate women who are achieving their goals and making lasting changes in their lives.


This event is sold out.

If you’d like to support Calvary Women’s Service’s, please consider bidding in our silent auction or donate here.

The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Cocktail Attire
Event Details

We are excited to bring this celebration to the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.

Calvary has made an incredible commitment throughout the challenges of the past few years to serve more women in our city. Since 2019, Calvary has grown its capacity by more than 250%, expanding from just 56 beds to more than 140 beds. As an organization serving women of color, Calvary is committed to supporting Black women in our city, elevating their voices, and offering resources that empower women to reach their goals. 

This year, it is critical that we raise more funds through the Hope Gala than ever before. With your help, we can come together to support women working to end their homelessness for good.

Presenting Sponsor
Lead Sponsors
Sheilah O'Donnel & Matt Stearns
Bipartisan Policy Center
Mark Lawless & Nathan Williams
Karen Rodd & William C. MacLeod
Serena Agaba Rwejuna, Esq.
Anitra Androh
Phyllis & Barry Caldwell
Jennifer Caterini
Extended Stay America
Kymber Messersmith
Traci Mitchell & Roy Austin Jr.
Nelson Mullins
Aarti Ravi
Victoria Sneed & E. Ivan Zapien
Kris Thompson & Dave Kammerer
Tracy Zorpette & Scott Lassman
Hosted By
Samantha Abrams
Anitra Androh
Leila Babaeva
Tracy Ballard & John Gorman
Phyllis & Barry Caldwell
Caroline Caterini
Jennifer Caterini
Kelsey Cohen
Kelly & Darrell Darnell
Renee Eastman
Angelique Kelly-Lara
Susannah Kiehl
Dee Martin & Vijay Shanker
Shingai & Kat Mavengere
Ann & Frank McGuire
Kara Mele
Traci Mitchell & Roy Austin Jr.
Yasmin & Andre Nelson
James & Robbie Norton
Sheilah O'Donnel & Matt Stearns
Aarti Ravi
Michelle Rice
Karen Rodd & William C. MacLeod
Caitlin & Ryan Sickles
Serena Agaba Rwejuna, Esq.
Victoria Sneed & E. Ivan Zapien
LaVita Strickland LeGrys
Kris Thompson & Dave Kammerer
Colleen Wevodau, Chair
Jill Wilson
Tracy Zorpette & Scott Lassman

Your Support of the Hope Gala will help to:

  • Inspire hope. Your donations keep our doors open to all women in need. Your gifts provide safe housing, health programs that give women space to heal and dream.
  • Expand opportunities. Your support ensures women have access to education programs, employment opportunities, and other critical services they can use to build stronger futures.
  • Change lives. Women at Calvary are achieving their goals and overcoming homelessness for good. That would not be possible without the support of friends like you.