Monday, October 31, 2022 at 11:18 AM
When Strangers Become Neighbors
Monday, October 31, 2022 at 11:18 AM
On Sunday, October 2, community members and local leaders convened for our 2022 Martha’s Table Annual Benefit. The event served as an opportunity to celebrate D.C. neighbors and community changemakers for their partnership in pursuing a shared mission of strengthening and empowering the community. More than 160 guests attended and heard updates on our 5-year community-led strategic plan from Martha’s Table Board Chair Ellis Carr and Interim President and CEO Tiffany Williams.
“We are thankful to our volunteers and supporters who join us in advancing our mission. Through our work together, we’re able to expand education programming to support children and youth from birth to adulthood. We meet pressing needs while supporting family leaders on their path toward economic security and prosperity. We partner healthy food access with physical and emotional wellness programming, including workshops, counseling, and art therapy…We support our neighbors through leadership and community-led initiatives.” Tiffany Williams, Interim President and CEO
Guests experienced a cocktail reception and mission-inspired program featuring powerful remarks from this year’s honorees – author, activist, and criminal justice reformer Tony Lewis Jr. and former Associate Judge for the District of Columbia Superior Court, Judge Mary Terrell. We thank them for their commitment to advocacy, social justice, and equality in the District and beyond. Radio host and longtime Martha’s Table champion Poet Taylor once again hosted our paddle raise, raising mission-critical funds for Martha’s Table programming.
A special thank you to our event sponsors Amazon, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Marshfield Associates, American University, CareFirst, Giant, Pepsico, RBC Wealth Management, Sandy Spring Bank, Saval Food Service, and Select Equity Group for their deep commitment to standing alongside D.C. neighbors.
During the Benefit, we premiered a video highlighting Martha’s Table’s robust programming titled Where Strangers Become Neighbors. We are excited to share this as a testament and witness to the work we do each and every day. We could not do this work without community members and their multiple roles to support Martha’s Table.
Thank you for being a part of our vibrant community at Martha’s Table and beyond! We have raised over $300K through Annual Benefit this year which will help to fuel our work, and we are so grateful for your continued and generous support.
November 17, 2023 at 3:53 PM
Martha’s Table Community Kitchen Entrepreneur program, are preparing to serve 1,200 Thanksgiving meals at no cost to the community.
November 3, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Today, Martha’s Table has announced that its new children’s savings account (CSA) program will be named in honor of Dietra L. Ford, a native Washingtonian who dedicated her life to supporting childhood causes. She is also the late mother of former president and CEO Kim R. Ford.
October 26, 2023 at 9:31 AM
Martha’s Table’s Community Kitchen is designed to promote upward economic mobility. The program supports culinary entrepreneurs’ business knowledge and growth, expands their ability to serve more customers, and creates the foundation for long-term success! Martha’s Table operates this program in partnership with the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC), whose mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low-to moderate-income Latinos and other underserved communities by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities.