Faith-Based Development Initiative 10th Anniversary Forum and Gala
Over the past ten years, Enterprise’s partnership with the faith community has helped the Faith-Based Development Initiative support houses of worship that have developed more than 500 quality affordable homes and a community health facility in the Baltimore-Washington region. An additional 1,000 affordable homes and a range of facilities are in the development pipeline.
To celebrate the success of these community development efforts and to advance learning, we hosted a Community Development Forum and 10th Anniversary Gala on March 23. See a slide show of some of the highlights.
Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Reverend Dr. Floyd H. Flake
Former U.S. Congressman Rev. Flake is the senior pastor of the more than 23,000-member Greater Allen A. M. E. Cathedral of New York, located in Jamaica, Queens. The church also owns a 600-student private school founded by Rev. Flake and his wife Elaine, and various commercial and social service enterprises, placing it among the nation’s most productive religious and urban development institutions.
The State of the Mid-Atlantic/The Role of Houses of Worship: A Data View
Dr. Tiffany Manuel, Enterprise Community Partners and Dr. Sam Marullo, Wesley Theological Seminary
The Changing Place of Houses of Worship in Communities
Moderator: Pastor Tony Lee, Community of Hope AME
Panelists: Pastor Kendrick Curry, Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church; Pastor Sarah Harrison McQueen, Central United Methodist Church; Imam Talib Shareef, Masjid Muhammad; Rev. Matthew L. Watley, Reid Temple A.M.E. Church
Getting Buy-in for your Development Vision
Panelist/Moderator: Harold Fisher, WHUR, Daily Drum
Panelists: Susan Etherton, Arlington Presbyterian Church; Pastor Leonard Hamlin, Macedonia Baptist Church; Pastor Joaquin Willis, Church of the Open Door, Miami, FL/Founding National VP, Collective Empowerment Group
How Houses of Worship Are Building Communities
Panelist/Moderator: Rev. Donald Isaac, SE Tabernacle
Panelists: Pastor Joseph Daniels, Emory United Methodist Church; Pastor Donte Hickman, Southern Baptist Church; Pastor Patrice Sheppard, Living Word Church/Far SW/SE CDC; Chapman Todd, Jaydot LLC
10th Anniversary Gala featured special performances by two-time Dove Award winner Philip Bryant, Grammy Award-nominated Brittney Wright and singer Kasey Martin and reception entertainment by local cellist extraordinaire Benjamin Gates.