Gala Awards

The Margaret L. Hodges Leadership Award

In honor of Gala founder Margaret L. Hodges, the Gala committees established an award to present to remarkable individuals who embody and follow her can-do leadership spirit. It is bestowed as a centerpiece of the Gala to pay tribute to sustained contributions of time, energy, financial resources, and leadership.

Above: Our 2018 Margaret L. Hodges Leadership Award Winner, DeMaurice Smith

NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award

The NFL Players Association award honors a person who has faced cancer and who possesses those qualities that made Coach Lombardi an inspiration to all people – dependability, courage, discipline and honor.