HOUSTON (January 4, 2023) – On Friday, January 13th, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston will formally dedicate the newest addition to its Midtown Houston campus – the Linda and Fred G. Marshall Building. The private event will include remarks from lead donor Fred G. Marshall, Interfaith Ministries Board Chair Randall Evans, and President and CEO Martin B. Cominsky.
The Marshall Building is located at 3215 Fannin was purchased in 2020, under the leadership of then Interfaith Ministries Board Chair, Franklin J. Harberg, Jr. The purchase and renovation were made possible thanks to a generous lead gift from Linda and Fred G. Marshall. Other major donors to the project include The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, the Elkins Foundation, the Robert L. Cook Charitable Fund, the Andrew Delaney Foundation, and PBK and its CEO Dan Boggio.
This building is named in honor of Fred G. Marshall and in memory of his wife Linda. They were the lead donors to the project and have been IM supporters since 2013. They first became involved through the Animeals program and later began to support our other programs- both as volunteers and as donors.
Since its inception in the late 1960s, Interfaith Ministries has been a service organization. Through the years and decades, its services have changed and evolved to meet the needs of the community. The agency’s core programs–Meals on Wheels and Animeals, Refugee Services, and Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships–could not carry out their work without a core group of volunteers. So, it seemed only fitting that, in 2017 when Interfaith Ministries was approached by the board of Volunteer Houston, that it welcomed that organization into the IM family as well. And this past year, the organization revived SERVE HOUSTON–a leadership and service-learning experience for college students.
The new building gave Interfaith Ministries the opportunity to acquire more space adjacent to its Meals on Wheels and Animeals operations. This will expand storage capacity for meals, for Animeals pet food, and for volunteer workspace. The addition of the Vic Samuels Center for Volunteerism and Civic Service in 2022 was well timed after the acquisition of this property.
“We are proud to celebrate the dedication of the Marshall Building,” says Interfaith Ministries President and CEO Martin B. Cominsky. “This facility will allow us to expand our work through volunteerism and service to the most vulnerable in our community.”
ABOUT INTERFAITH MINISTRIES FOR GREATER HOUSTON
A United Way partner, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. Interfaith Ministries provides four main services: Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston and Galveston County which delivers more than 1.7 million meals each year to homebound seniors and people with disabilities across five counties; Refugee Services which, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, resettles thousands of refugees in Houston; Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships, which provides community services fostering understanding, respect and engagement among Houstonians of all faiths; the Vic Samuels Center for Volunteerism and Civic Service, which establishes a positive and lasting impact on the Greater Houston community through organized service and leadership through Volunteer Houston and SERVE HOUSTON. For more information, visit https://www.imgh.org/.