Monty Hoffman was honored with the Lizzie Award at the Covenant House’s A Night of Stars Gala on June 1, 2017. The Lizzie Award holds a history of over 30 years and is named after a homeless girl named Lizzie, whose statue once stood in Times Square. The award aligns with Covenant House’s vision “to protect the rights of young people… to fight for these rights… to speak for those who have no voice of their own.” Monty was recognized for his significant philanthropic efforts, noteworthy contributions and lasting impact in the Greater Washington Region. This includes his dedication and support to providing opportunities and education for young people, and track record for enhancing communities in the Washington DC Metro area.
The Night of Stars Gala brings together the community’s most influential leaders, compassionate donors and volunteers in raising awareness and essential funding for homeless, disconnected and exploited youth, the nation’s most invisible population. With plans to aid over 60,000 young Americans every year by 2020, the Covenant House looks to the future with intent on increasing outreach while teaching unsheltered youth how to hope again.