The Enzler Society is a group of young adults, ages 21-35 years old, who are 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 who are vulnerable or living in poverty. We also serve as a resource for service-oriented professionals in an effort to network, grow and support the work of Catholic Charities.
As a society, we primarily 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 Friday afternoons and on weekends, we engage with residents, playing board games, watching sports on television and serving as a resource in whatever way we can. We host Christmas and Easter parties for Mulumba House residents.
Throughout the year, we also 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.
The Enzler Society welcomes those interested in joining our organization. Members have the option of filling positions on the leadership committee throughout the year.