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October 23, 2017

‘Best Spirit Ever’ Raises Unprecedented Amount for Georgetown Ministry Center

Spirit of Community Shines Bright at Annual GMC Benefit

In a watershed year for Georgetown Ministry Center, Thursday evening’s Spirit of Georgetown benefit was, fittingly, one for the books! GMC would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all those who attended this year’s benefit and to all those who have aided GMC’s work in other ways throughout the year — with your generous support, we raised a record-setting amount of $137,373 for our Center operations! This feat was only possible through the incredible support and commitment of our generous donors. Thank you!

This year’s event was an embodiment of the spirit of community so vibrantly alive in Georgetown, exemplifying what is possible when a group of individuals come together for the common good. More than 200 GMC supporters gathered in the stately Georgetown home of consummate DC hostess, Sally Quinn, to commemorate 30 years of GMC service in our community.  Guests spent the evening mingling from room to impeccably decorated room, spilling onto a wraparound back porch perfectly suited for the mild October temperatures. While there was plenty of DC star power in attendance — including honoree Mayor Bowser, Deputy Mayor HyeSook Chung, Councilman Jack Evans and our gracious host, Sally Quinn — it was truly the spirit of community that shone brightest throughout the evening.  Retiring GMC Executive Director, Gunther Stern, aptly described his final Spirit after his nearly 3-decades-long tenure as the “best Spirit ever” — and we couldn’t agree more!

A special thanks to this year’s honorary hosts, Carrington Tarr and Amy Tercek, and our event sponsors, Washington Fine Properties, Kilpatrick, Townsend, Stockton, Walker & Dunlop LLC, John D. Richardson Company and Martin’s Tavern.

Whether you were there in person on Thursday, or just in spirit, we hope you’ll recognize the profound impact your support has on the lives of our community’s most vulnerable. American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead’s famous quote resonates as much today as it did upon GMC’s founding 30 years ago: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Thank you for helping us end homelessness — and change the world! — one person at a time.

View all event photos on our Facebook page.

 

 

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