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Holiday wishes from Pyxis Partners

Pyxis Partners is proud to have shared another year of growth, change and purpose with you, our friends, colleagues and community. The work has been rewarding and always with our mission, vision and values steadfastly guiding us. Pyxis never gives up in our efforts to make a positive difference for our clients and our community – we are relentless in our efforts to make a positive difference in the world. We continue to advance our work and support those in need as we remain committed to improving the lives of all. Our vision remains bold as our collective efforts fuel lasting partnerships that lift voices and ignite change.


We are so very grateful again this year to uphold our commitment to giving back to our community to support those most in need – whether that be here at home or abroad; and we are proud to have supported the following charitable organizations in 2023:



Whitman-Walker Health

For over fifty years, Whitman-Walker has been part of the fabric of the local DC and national community as first responder and care-provider for those living with HIV; a leader in LGBTQ care and advocacy; a research center working to discover breakthroughs in HIV treatment and prevention science; and one of the DC’s most trusted partners during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Whitman-Walker envisions a society where all people are seen for who they are, treated with dignity and respect, and afforded equal opportunity to health and wellbeing. Donate


Michael Manganiello, Pyxis Partners President and CEO, donated a painting of Marsha P. Johnson, a prominent LGBTQI+ activist and hero at the Stonewall uprising in 1969, to Whitman-Walker's new Max Robinson Center. The Max Robinson Center will allow the organization to serve an additional 10,000 people per year and will allow their research program to expand from 19 trials per year to close to 60.





American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Donate



American Friends of Magen David

Magen David Adom is Israel’s national paramedic and Red Cross service. A leader in mass-casualty response and in EMS technology, Magen David Adom (MDA) treats and transports nearly 1 million people to hospitals every year, collects, safety tests, and distributes nearly all the blood to Israel’s hospitals, and, through its affiliation with the Red Cross movement, responds to disasters around the world. Donate


Dream Project

The Dream Project empowers students whose immigration status creates barriers to higher education by working with them to succeed in college through scholarships, mentoring, family engagement, and advocacy. Donate



The Gay & Lesbian Review

The Gay & Lesbian Review / Worldwide (The G&LR) is a bimonthly magazine of history, culture, and politics targeting an educated readership of LGBT people, and their allies that publishes essays in a wide range of disciplines as well as reviews of books, movies, and plays. Donate


Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art provides a platform for artistic exploration through multi-faceted queer perspectives. They embrace the power of the arts to inspire, explore, and foster understanding of the rich diversity of LGBTQIA+ experiences. Donate


LGBTQ Victory Fund

The LGBTQ Victory Fund provides campaign, fundraising and communications support to LGBTQ+ candidates to increase the number of our LGBTQ+ elected officials – because representation is power. When LGBTQ+ elected leaders are in the room, they humanize our lives, impact policy and legislative debates and influence straight lawmaker colleagues to vote in favor of equality. Donate


Matthew Shepard Foundation

The Matthew Shepard Foundation’s mission is to amplify the story of Matthew Shepard to inspire individuals, organizations, and communities to embrace the dignity and equality of all people. Through local, regional, and national outreach, they empower individuals to find their voice to create change and challenge communities to identify and address hate that lives within our schools, neighborhoods, and homes. Donate


Memorial Sloan Kettering

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is a world leader in patient care, research, and education. With expertise in over 400 cancer types and more than 1,900 clinical trials underway at any given time, MSK makes a difference in the lives of millions of people facing cancer around the world. Donate


Michael Manganiello Lionheart Scholarship Fund

Michael Manganiello, nephew of Pyxis Partners President and CEO, Michael Manganiello, managed the Penncrest High School varsity football, basketball, and lacrosse teams, and helped to lead the Lacrosse Team to the State Championship in 2014, as a member of the coaching staff. The Michael Manganiello Lionheart Award will be presented annually to a member of the Penncrest High School senior class. This award recognizes courage, bravery, and resilience in overcoming injury, medical challenges, or other obstacles while confidently contributing to their team. Donate


Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's mission is to take bold action to improve the lives of everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer by advancing scientific research, building community, sharing knowledge and advocating for patients. Donate





Resonance Network

Resonance Network is a network of over 3,000 Black, Indigenous, immigrant, women, femme, trans, and two-spirit people and their co-conspirators who are building a world beyond violence—a world rooted in mutual care, where all people live in dignity, and all beings can thrive. Donate



Woodley House

Woodley House is an innovative, community-based organization dedicated to helping people with mental illness live full and healthy lives with dignity. Since 1958, Woodley House has enabled thousands of Washington, DC area residents to regain their independence and recover from mental illness. Donate


As we move into 2024, Pyxis Partners is committed to staying mindful and true to the meaning of our mission and our work, and we thank you for your continued friendship and partnership in this pursuit. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!


In gratitude, 

Michael and the Pyxis Partners Team

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