President Barack Obama and Evan Wolfson on Monday will each be honored with the Medal of Distinction at Barnard College on Monday.

Wolfson is the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, the nation's largest gay marriage advocate.

“I am deeply moved to join with President Obama to celebrate the next generation of leaders coming up among Barnard women, and to share the Barnard Medal of Distinction with him,” Wolfson said in a statement. “And I will thank the president for doing what we elect presidents to do – showing moral leadership in standing up for freedom, fairness and families – and for speaking in such personal terms about the journey he and so many Americans have made to understand who gay families are and why marriage matters.”

Obama will deliver the commencement address to the graduating class of Barnard College. Later in the day he'll speak at a major fundraiser with gay and Latino donors hosted by singer Ricky Martin.

Others being honored include Helen D. Gayle, the president and CEO of CARE USA, and Sally Chapman, a Barnard professor of chemistry.