Continue Our Rich Heritage
On February 23, 2017, TMH celebrates the 130th anniversary of our Charter from Congress to “provide a temporary home for young women coming to and being in the District of Columbia, who shall, from any cause be in want of and willing to accept temporary home, care and assistance.” We need your help to ensure that TMH is here for generations of young women to come, so we are marking this historic achievement by launching a two-part Annual Campaign.
The first part is designed to reconnect and partner with hundreds of former residents from across the years and around the world to create a dynamic TMH Alumnae network. Check out the growing Alumnae section of the website and the TMH Facebook Page (and be sure to LIKE it while you are there!) for more information and get involved in DC events or have your TMH story featured on our website and in our upcoming publication, TMH: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
In the second part of the campaign, we invite and encourage many more people – alumnae, families, DC and Capitol Hill partners, vendors and friends – to support us financially. To pay it forward so that we can continue to offer the unique TMH experience to women for decades to come.
In 2016, 360 young women from 25 countries, 48 states and Puerto Rico called Thompson-Markward Hall their “home away from home.” They shared thousands of meals, streamed dozens of videos, studied for their college and graduate classes and prepared for certification exams. They started new jobs, interned on Capitol Hill and in dozens of agencies, binge-watched TV shows together, talked into the wee-hours of the night and made lifelong friends.
Each year we receive dozens of notes from young women like Hannah who say, “TMH made my internship experience. I loved getting to meet so many wonderful young women and knowing I had a safe, lovely place to stay.” As a nonprofit, we provide them with their housing and meals within a caring community in the safe and convenient Capitol Hill neighborhood at a very affordable price. We want to be able to keep the cost affordable for them while ensuring high quality and great customer care.
We believe that our historic building and grounds is core to the TMH experience – a place that blends an inspiring, rich heritage with modern convenience and innovation.
But, an 86 year-old building requires a great deal of care and attention just to keep up. And, we want to do more than keep up because each of our young women deserves a truly memorable TMH experience.
We are already moving forward, and a lot is going on! We are in the final phases of installing a major upgrade to improve the Wi-Fi access for the residents and have started to update both the kitchen and dining room. Later this spring we are engaging in a strategic planning process to guide our growth over the next three years, Upgrades and improvements to the common areas and the building infrastructure are part of that growth.
To keep the room & board rates reasonable while delivering great customer care, we need your financial support. To mark our 130th anniversary, we are hoping you will give online or by check today.
Leave your mark on TMH. Remember the plaques on the doors? Do you want a brick with your name in the back yard? If you travel to DC, do you want to be able to stay in the guest suite as our guest? In the coming months we will reach out with information about giving levels and with information about planned giving options, such as simple 401K and insurance beneficiary designations and/or remembering us in your will.
So stay tuned, or give me a call at 202-546-3255.
Please help us launch this Annual Campaign with your generous gift. The Board, the residents and I all thank you in advance!
TMH offers various options for planned giving—gifts of retirement assets, bequests, estate planning, for examples—that work to ensure a bright TMH future while potentially earning financial benefits for your gift.
Contact the Executive Director at 202-546-3255 or email email@example.com to discuss. We’d love to hear from you.