NJTL of Trenton 29th Annual Gala
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Featuring World Tennis Champions - The Bryan Brothers!
NJTL of Trenton, which creates opportunities for success by enriching the lives of under-resourced youth through innovative tennis, education, and mentoring programs, will celebrate its 29th Annual Gala on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 3pm to 9pm at the Mercer County Tennis Center. This exciting event will feature a tennis exhibition, auction, Country & Western-themed buffet, and music!
Long-time supporters, Joyce and Don Hofmann, will be honored at the event for their dedication to making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. For over 40 years, they have helped Mercer County non-profit organizations provide service to the community.
The World Champion Bryan Brothers, the only doubles team to win all four Grand Slams, all nine Masters 1000s, the ATP Finals and the Olympics, will be returning as special guests, beginning with a special exhibition. Proceeds from this signature event directly benefit our Trenton-area kids. With this support, we continue to create opportunities for success through our programming, designed to prepare student-athletes for college admission and career placement.
Active in local non-profits and on the tennis courts, Nancy Plum and Paul Decker will be serving as Co-Chairs for the Gala. Long standing supporters Albert Stark and Ginny Mason will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs. The success of this event keeps NJTLT moving forward.
We are so grateful for the support of our sponsors and participants, who believe and support our mission. Please take a moment to scroll down, explore the various Gala sponsorship levels, and discover how your contribution can make a lasting difference in the lives of NJTL of Trenton students.
NJTL of Trenton is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Tax I.D. #52-1260470
Honorees: Joyce & Don Hofmann
Joyce and Don Hofmann have an unwavering commitment to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. For over 40 years they have helped Mercer County non-profit organizations provide service to the community.
Longtime supporters of NJTL of Trenton, Joyce and Don are avid tennis players. Joyce has been playing for 50 years and played in college. She has had much success, and more importantly, built many great friendships, while playing tennis. She participated in 4 USTA national championships and won numerous tournaments (including the NJTLT Capital Cup). Her favorite memory is winning the Cryan Tournament with her younger son.
She owned Princeton Weight Loss Program for over 30 years, and helped thousands of clients lose weight and keep it off. She continues to help others struggling with weight and other emotional issues and helped raise funds for NJTL of Trenton with Ginny Mason.
Don and Joyce helped HomeFront eradicate family homelessness in Mercer County. He served as Chairman of the Board and led two successful capital campaigns; the second campaign funded the creation of a nationally recognized campus that provides shelter, medical care, job training and healing for previously homeless families. She chaired HomeFront’s annual dinner for 5 years, which raised several hundred thousand dollars in donations.
Don has a successful 35 year track record in private equity, as Senior Partner of JP Morgan Partners and Managing Partner of Crystal Ridge Partners. He is Chairman Emeritus of Penn Medicine Princeton Healthcare System, a $600 million affiliate of Penn Medicine. He served as Chairman when Princeton Healthcare built a $500 million replacement facility and raised $175 million, a record amount for a community hospital in the US.
Married for 43 years, Joyce and Don are proud parents of two children and have five grandchildren. Their older son is the CFO of Zillow and is married to the daughter of another long-time supporter of NJTLT, Amy Smith. Their younger son is the head of Global Talent at Via Transportation. Joyce graduated from Adelphi University and Don graduated from Harvard Business School and Hofstra University.
The Hofmanns are role models, empowering others and helping people to rise by lifting them up. NJTL of Trenton is proud to honor Joyce and Don for all they do to help children learn the skills that will help them thrive in their future.