TMH Alumnae Newsletter December 2016

TMH: Yesterday, Today  & Tomorrow

REACHING OUT: My name is Cathi Coridan, and I am the new Executive Director at TMH.  When I arrived in July, I made a promise to the Board to begin to establish, or reestablish, connection with the thousands of TMH alumnae who are spread around the world. This newsletter is the first step toward achieving that goal. For some of you, it has been years since you heard from us or even thought about TMH.  For others, it seems like yesterday since you were here, and it may really have been since six residents checked out yesterday!

To share memories of days past, provide an update on what is happening with the young women who live here today, and share our plans for ensuring that TMH remains a relevant and dynamic resource for young women moving to DC from across the country and around the world, we plan to send out and post four newsletters to the website per year. The newsletter calendar will be on February 23rd to mark the anniversary of our Charter by Congress; in May and September as they are the beginning and end of the primary cycles for residents checking in and out; and at the end of year as a brief annual report.

HELP WANTED: I have two favors to ask to help us make our alumnae engagement more effective and fun!  I am conducting a half dozen individual interviews and several focus groups with former residents in January – in person, at TMH and virtually, via conference call and Skype.  Also, we will also be featuring an alumna in each newsletter, so I need volunteers to share your story of your TMH time and beyond. To ensure that your voices are represented in the upcoming strategic planning, I want to be sure we include a variety of participants from across many years. If you are interested in participating or want to learn more, please email me at with the subject line “alumnae engagement” and include your name, email address, phone and the year/s you were at TMH. Focus groups and interviews will take place throughout January.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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Washington Award Program

Residents 3Washington Award Program Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON June 13, 2016 — Young Woman’s Christian Home (TMH) has been selected for the 2016 Best of Washington Award in the Residential Hotel/Boarding House category by the Washington Award Program.

Each year, the identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Washington area a great place to live, work and play.

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New Executive Director Announced


Washington, D.C. – The residency for young women on Capitol Hill Thompson-Markward Hall or “TMH” has named Ms. Cathi Coridan as its new Executive Director. The announcement was made today by TMH’s Board of Trustees.

Cathi Coridan replaces Janice Frey-Angel who has been serving as Interim-Executive Director since June of last year. Ms. Coridan has more than 35 years of professional experience in nonprofits at both the local and national level and most recently ran her own consulting firm. She is a published author, having written two books about her personal story and a strengths-based model for non-profits. Cathi will assume the Executive Director position on July 1st.

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