Enzler Society

The Enzler Society is a group of young adults ages 21-35 years old dedicated to using volunteer services and community networking to raise awareness about Catholic Charities’ vital work as the most comprehensive social services agency in the D.C. region. The society is named after Msgr. John J. Enzler, who served as president and CEO of Catholic Charities from 2011 to 2023.

What We Do

Our mission is to engage and encourage young professionals to make a positive impact on the lives of those in our community who are vulnerable or living in poverty. We also serve as a resource for service-oriented professionals in an effort to network, and support and grow the work of Catholic Charities.

As a society, we volunteer with Mulumba House, which provides permanent supportive housing in the central Shaw neighborhood of D.C. for participants in the Welcome Home Reentry Program. On Sundays,  we engage with residents, bringing in speakers and assisting residents with job applications and resumes. We get to know the residents by playing board games and watching sports on television. We aim to serve as a resource in whatever way we can. We also host Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas parties for Mulumba House residents.

Throughout the year, we host donation drives and quarterly networking events for our members.

Our chaplain is Father Mark Ivany, director of priest vocations for The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, who provides spiritual guidance and support to the group.

Join Us

As a service community, the Enzler Society encourages its members to support Catholic Charities through volunteerism and monthly giving. It’s quick and easy to join the society. Our membership requirements offer options that fit your interests and needs. You can join the Enzler Society in one of three ways:

  • All-In Member: Commit to volunteer with the society at least four times a year and make a monthly gift of your choice. Email us to join the Enzler Society and learn about volunteer opportunities, and click here to set up a recurring gift.
  • Giving Member: Make a monthly gift in support of the Enzler Society and Catholic Charities. Click here to set up a recurring gift of your choice.
  • Volunteer Member: Agree to volunteer with the Enzler Society at least four times a year. Email us to join the Enzler Society and learn about events and volunteer opportunities.
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