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From Nightlight to Hope Blossoms: Ten Years of Celebrating and Supporting St. Ann’s! Learn about the history of our gala and the establishment of our two awards named in honor of Michele Heidenberger and Mary McGrory.

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St. Ann’s congratulates upcoming Hope Blossoms honorees Judy and John Ritz, who will receive the Mary McGrory Advocacy Award at our May 11 event. This award is presented to individuals whose work brings attention to the needs of some of the community’s voiceless: homeless and vulnerable youth and young mothers.

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(Washington, D.C.) St. Ann’s Center’s “Hope Blossoms” gala will celebrate 162 years of fulfilling a mission bestowed by then-President Abraham Lincoln: caring for vulnerable women and children in the Nation’s Capital.

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Hope Blossoms 2022 will take place Wednesday, May 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Columbia Country Club. Sister Mary Bader, DC and Honorary Co-hosts Pam & Dennis Lucey invite you to a celebration of St. Ann's Center's families and our continuing mission to heal, strengthen and inspire vulnerable mothers and their children. 

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