Annual Report 2015-2016

Annual Report 2015-2016

Our mission is to build better futures through the delivery of health care, education, and social services. We embrace culturally diverse communities to provide them with the highest quality of care, regardless of ability to pay.

From the Board Chair and the President

Our Board Chair, Nina Albert, and our President and CEO, Maria Gomez, look back with pride on Mary’s Center’s achievements during the last year and look forward with enthusiasm and confidence to upcoming projects.

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Nina Albert

Nina Albert
Chair, Board of Directors

Marria Gomex

Maria S. Gomez
President and CEO

Extending Our Reach

Mary’s Center has opened a model school-based health center in Fort Totten in Northeast Washington, DC, thanks to the initiative and leadership of our partners Briya and Bridges Public Charter Schools. Located at 100 Gallatin Street NE, a five-minute walk from the Fort Totten Metro (green, red, and yellow lines), the 81,000-square-foot building enables Mary’s Center and our partners to improve health and education outcomes in Ward 5 and help families to build better futures and move up the economic ladder. When fully operational the Center will serve 15,000 people each year. The new center is just one of the projects in our exciting expansion campaign, The Promise of Tomorrow.

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Fort Totten icons


Mary’s Center’s has received national recognition for its life-transforming programs and services, innovative leaders, engaged employees and exemplary stewardship of resources.

Our Impact

This year, Mary’s Center made a difference in the lives of over 36,000 individuals from over 100 countries. We helped our participants enroll for health insurance, manage chronic conditions like hypertension and diabetes, learn English and develop important job skills.

Replicating Our Model

In the last two decades, Mary’s Center’s Social Change Model, which integrates healthcare, education and social support, has received national and global attention. In March 2016, we were honored to host Cuban officials including the Vice Minister in the Ministry of Public Health, and the Director of the Tropical Medicine Institute. This was the first high-level delegation from Cuba’s health ministry to visit the US.

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Sources of Funding

To ensure sustainability, Mary’s Center has a diverse mix of funding sources, including partnerships with government agencies, corporations and foundations, as well as generous donations from individual friends and supporters. We also have initiatives like the Promise of Tomorrow campaign, the Get Care to Give Care program and the Legacy Society.

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Our Special Events

We provided $3.8 million of free care to uninsured neighbors in need in 2015. We held fundraising events throughout the year to try to cover those expenses and balance our budget. We also held Holiday drives to bring cheer to local families in need.

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Our Board, Supporters, Volunteers, and Staff

Mary’s Center is privileged to have a talented Board to guide our growth and generous donors who make it possible for us to strengthen our community. We are also fortunate to have volunteers who contribute their time and talents to help their neighbors, and dedicated staff who put their heart and soul into serving our participants.

Our Board of Directors: Our Compass

Our Supporters: Our Lifeline

Our Volunteers: Our Beacons of Hope

Our Staff: Our Palpable Heartbeat


Responsible stewardship of our resources is one of Mary’s Center’s strengths, as indicated by our audited financial statements.

Download Audit   United Way # 8263 | CFC # 66350


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