Hope Awards
2022 Hope Awards Dinner an Inspiring Night of Hope
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Calvary Women’s Services’ 2022 Hope Awards Dinner Raises More Than $500K for Programs to Help Homeless Women in Washington, DC
Michele Lawrence Jawando and Altria received evening’s top honors Washington, DC (May 19,2022) – For the first time in three years,  Calvary Women’s Services held the 2022 Hope Awards Dinner in-person at the Capital Hilton. The annual even…
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Calvary Women’s Services to Honor Michele Lawrence Jawando with Hope Award at 2022 Hope Awards Dinner
Calvary Women’s Services’ Hope Awards Dinner brings together community and business leaders and 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.…
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“Freedom Song: For My Sisters and Me” by Freda Denis-Cooper
DC poet Freda Denis-Cooper composed the poem below for the occasion of the 14th Annual Hope Awards Dinner happening this Thursday, May 14. Freda has been featured numerous time on NPR’s “News & Notes” program with Ed Gordon. Sh…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“That’s another big difference for poor families today. They might have TVs and cell phones, but researchers say they can be more disconnected than ever, from neighbors, work, family, all those social networks that help people through life.…
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Meet the 2014 Hope Awards Dinner Honorees
Thirteen years ago, Calvary Women’s Services created the Hope Awards to recognize individuals who offer hope, inspiration and empowerment to women in need. Past Hope Awards have honored women like NPR’s Diane Rehm,  entrepreneur and philanthropi…
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A Look Back at the 2013 Hope Awards Dinner
Every spring, supporters of Calvary Women’s Services join local leaders at the Hope Awards Dinner. As you may already know, the Hope Awards Dinner honors members of the community who offer hope and empowerment to women in need. Previous honoree…
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The Spirit of Hope
If you’re a friend of Calvary Women’s Services, you’ve likely come across our mission statement, part of which is emblazoned on our donor wall: to offer a safe, caring place for tonight; support, hope and change for tomorrow. The promise of…
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12th Annual Hope Awards a Great Success!
Thanks so much to everyone who made our 12th Annual Hope Awards Dinner on Tuesday such a great success! It was an awesome evening of great food and drinks, amazing silent auction items and packages, an exhilarating live auction that won’t soon…
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From the Archives: Photos From Last Year’s Hope Awards Dinner
Board member Kymber Messersmith celebrates onstage at the Hope Awards Executive Director Kris Thompson with honoree Sandra Evers-Manly, emcee Steve Rudin of ABC7/WJLA-TV, and Board President Tracy Ballard. One week from today we’ll be heading d…
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