Thank You

Our 2020 Giving Tuesday campaign broke previous records. We had an outstanding number of donations made in a 24-hour period, far exceeding the expected number of gifts that we might receive.

We know there are many worthwhile organizations to support and we are fortunate that you have chosen Marian House as the beneficiary of your giving. Thank You!

Collaborations with MWHC


We are pleased to announce that on December 4th, the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center (MWHC) signed a one-year lease to move into the 1,000 square foot shop space at the Women’s Industrial Exchange building at 333 N. Charles Street.

The mission of MWHC is to achieve positive change in the lives of Marylanders by recognizing and documenting contributions of women to our social, political and economic order, and promoting opportunities and equality for women and girls.

The MWHC has been searching for a new location from which to operate its programs and house their continuing and changing exhibits about individuals, organizations, events, and special topics related to Maryland women. Programming ideas for the future of MWHC include interactive exhibits, seminars on women’s issues, a gift shop with unique gifts by Maryland women, and much more.

“MWHC is thrilled to have a new home with such a deep and rich history in the community. It is a natural fit for our organization to begin a new chapter at the historic building” said Diana Bailey, Executive Director of MWHC.

Marian House is proud to collaborate with another women’s organization to help honor the history of the building and all the work and business that has happened in that space over the years.

Don’t forget, we still need your input as we move forward to explore more long-term goals for all the commercial spaces in the WIE building. Please share your ideas and express any unmet business and service needs in the community by filling out our online survey at

And the Winner Is…

And the Winner Is…

Congratulations to Sister Joan Minella for winning the 2020 Ravens Season Tickets Raffle. Sister Joan purchased her tickets on July 27th, just in time for the drawing on July 30th. Although Sister Joan is a big Ravens fan, she took the $1,500 cash prize option due to the fact that there will not be fans in the stadium for the 2020 football season. We are hopeful that fans are able to join at some capacity for the 2021 season. Be on the lookout for ticket sales to begin on April 1, 2021. Thanks to all who participated in the 2020 Raffle.

During an unprecedented year, we had a truly unprecedented, fully virtual, Race to Embrace Independence 5K. Thank you for your continued engagement with our annual fundraiser celebrating the journeys of our women. We had over 400 registrants and 36 teams participate in the safety of their own homes and communities.

With an eight day race week we worked to pay homage to the history of the race while embracing the unique circumstances of 2020! A new registration and fundraising platform and your hard work helped us to exceed our peer to peer fundraising goal of $35,000.00. With an amazing array of prizes from our donors, this year’s online raffle was more popular than ever!

This event wouldn’t have been possible without our long list of race sponsors, who despite the current economic climate, continued to show their commitment to the cause. 2020 sponsorship pledges exceeded $74,000.00. We also owe an extra special debt of gratitude to our 2020 5K Planning Committee, whose creativity and ability to adapt to new challenges, made a successful virtual event possible. You all are as a golden as our 2020 race shirt!

The one thing that rang true throughout this experience is that the race must go on! Indeed it did, and our projected net from the 5K is likely to be over $100,000.00 again this year!

Women’s Industrial Exchange located at 333 N. Charles Street.

Women’s Industrial Exchange located at 333 N. Charles Street.

As you may know, Marian House is now the proud owner of the building historically known as the Women’s Industrial Exchange located at 333 N. Charles Street. As we work to engage our new neighbors and stakeholders on the Charles Street corridor about long term goals for the commercial spaces in the building, we also want to hear from our existing Marian House family and friends from the Women’s Industrial Exchange! We invite you to check out our online survey to share your ideas for unmet social programming and business needs in the downtown area.

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