2022 Hope Awards Dinner

Join Calvary Women’s Services for an inspirational event.

Calvary Women’s Services’ annual Hope Awards Dinner is back in-person! After a two-year virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to celebrate hope, community, growth, and our incredible accomplishments that your support has helped make possible – all in one place.


The Hope Awards Dinner brings together community leaders and businesses to celebrate the success of women changing their lives through our programs. We’ve done it for more than 20 years, and this year is no different. Join us for a fun and inspirational evening as we celebrate women who are achieving their goals and making lasting changes in their lives.



Michele Lawrence Jawando with the Hope Award

Altria as our Partner of the Year


Join us as we honor leaders who inspire and empower women and celebrate the successes of the women at Calvary who are ending their homelessness for good.

Capital Hilton. 1001 16th Street, NW
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Cocktail Attire
Event Details

We are excited to bring this celebration back in-person at the Capital Hilton. With your help, we can come together to support women in ending their homelessness for good.

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the deep inequities in our community (and around the nation and world). Calvary is committed to supporting Black women in our city, elevating their voices, and offering resources that empower women to reach their goals.

The need is greater than ever, which is why Calvary is expanding this year. Last fall, Calvary launched a new permanent supportive housing program, Sisters Rise. This created 25 new beds of affordable housing for women who are homeless and fleeing domestic violence. Calvary is committed to expanding even more in 2022, which is why we need your support.

Event Sponsors
Sheilah O’Donnel & Matt Stearns
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Wasfi Alnabki & Jason Williamson
Lisa Jose Fales
Mark Lawless & Nathan Williams
Karen Rodd & William C. MacLeod
Serena Agaba Rwejuna, Esq.
Anitra Androh
ArentFox Schiff LLP
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
Tracy Ballard & John Gorman
Derrick Banks Mashore
Phyllis And Barry Caldwell
The Claro Group
Courembis Companies
Kelly & Darrell Darnell
Extended Stay America
Sara & Sam Feder
Hapmudo Martial Arts
Susannah Kiehl
Lincoln Consulting Group
M2 Strategy
Kymber Messersmith
New Media Firm
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Victoria Sneed & E. Ivan Zapien
Southern Company
United Bank
White & Case LLP

Your Support of the Hope Awards Dinner 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.