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The Ministry of Caring Guild

The Ministry of Caring Guild is a membership organization comprised of many volunteers who dedicate themselves to fundraising, advocacy, and other forms of aid that assists the Ministry of Caring in serving the poor and homeless. The Guild was founded in 1990 by a group of women and men who believed that together they could make a difference in their community.

Since its inception, the Guild has raised millions of dollars to support the programs and facilities operated by the Ministry of Caring. Current fundraising efforts focus on four major annual events.

  1. The Emmanuel Dining Room Auction, held each April, raises approximately one-third of the Emmanuel Dining Room’s annual budget, which feeds the hungry at three locations in Wilmington and New Castle, Delaware.
  2. A fall fashion show, Eleganza, supports the Ministry’s shelters for homeless women, women with children, and men.
  3. Voices of Caring takes place each December to raise funds for the Ministry’s three child care programs.
  4. The Millennials of the Ministry, a group of men and women in their 20’s and 30’s, host a Crab Fest at the very end of the summer. These young professionals have brought a new audience to Guild events and their work has laid the foundation for the future of the Guild.

Guild members give of their time and talents in ways best suited to their skills. Members span a range of ages and represent diverse professions and backgrounds. Their interests include marketing, event-planning, administrative and financial skills, trade specialties, and hands-on volunteering.

For more information about joining the Guild, contact Jimmy Horty at 302.655.0654 or by email.

Guild members (L to R) Corinne Murphy, Tom Abel and Tara Quinn enjoy a lively Eleganza evening.

(L to R) Danielle Nowaczyk, former Guild president, with Ciara O’Connell, Jen Andrisani, Amy Anzilotti, and Christine Dealy Haynes, contribute time and talent to make each Guild event a success.


Guild Dues Payment

Committee Members

  • Jimmy Horty (President)
  • Jennifer Hiller (Vice President)
  • Caroline Horty Dickerson (Treasurer)
  • Matt Bowe (Secretary)
  • Gert Abel
  • Susan Adams
  • Rick Carroll
  • Janet Killian
  • Maureen Lesutis
  • Shana Maguire Rossi
  • Helen McHugh
  • Robin Richman
  • Ryan Simeone
  • Catherine Varallo
  • Elaine Vignola
  • Kate Wright
  • George Tsakataras
  • David A. White

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