2023 Champions for Children

Annual Celebration

Thank you for joining us for our 2023 Champions for Children Celebration!

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2023 Champions for Children

Nancy P. Hoffman

Nancy Hoffman began her professional career as a court reporter in federal and state courts in Palm Beach County, Florida and Hartford County, Connecticut. While raising her five children, Mrs. Hoffman turned her attention to philanthropy, co-chairing the Connecticut Opera Guild newspaper, Allegro, along with fundraising and creating costumes for Hartford Ballet. She is proud to have been involved with Special Olympics for the past 30 years and to have brought the annual Special Olympics under one venue, The Loomis Chaffee School, beginning in 2014 and continuing to the present. Mrs. Hoffman is currently on the Board of Hartford Stage where she serves on the Executive Committee. She is an enduring supporter of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Goodspeed Musicals, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Legacy Theatre, Playhouse on Park and TheaterWorks Hartford. Mrs. Hoffman is an avid supporter of numerous arts, education and health organizations in our community.

Matt Ritter
Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives

Matt was elected in 2010 to the Connecticut General Assembly where he represents the 1st Assembly District in Hartford. As Speaker, he has made addressing Connecticut’s mental health crisis one of his top legislative priorities for the 2022 session.

Tammy Exum
Deputy Majority Leader,
State Representative

Tammy was elected in 2019 to the Connecticut General Assembly, where she represents the 19th House district covering parts of West Hartford, Avon, and Farmington. She is the lead sponsor of mental health legislation in the 2022 session.

Jeffrey S. Hoffman

Jeffrey S. Hoffman is co-chairman of the Hoffman Auto Group. Founded in 1921, Hoffman Auto Group currently employs approximately 500 dedicated employees and is comprised of ten automobile dealerships in four locations (East Hartford, Avon/Simsbury, New London and Waterbury). Mr. Hoffman is involved in numerous professional associations and sits on the boards of several Greater Hartford organizations, including The Bushnell, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, MetroHartford Alliance, iQuilt Partnership and Goodwin University. He is a lifetime director of Hartford Stage and a life officer and past president of the Mandell Jewish Community Center. Mr. Hoffman is a major supporter of the arts, education and medical organizations in the Greater Hartford Community.