Each year, we remember Gerry Kandler, former president of ACLU Delaware, and honor the work of members of the community who exemplify his tireless commitment to the defense of all Delawareans’ civil liberties.
Our Online Silent Auction is Open for Bids!
Whether or not you attend the Kandler Awards Celebration, we welcome you to celebrate with us by checking out the silent auction! The auction is open for bidding now, and will close at 8:30 p.m. on October 19.
These are just a few of the large selection of items we have available:
To view our full selection and place your bids, click the button below!
We are thrilled this year to be honoring Corie Priest, Community Engagement Program Administrator at the Delaware Department of Justice, and Rebecca Lowe, Adult Program Coordinator & Development Director at the Lewes Public Library and Co-Founder of Women's March Sussex, for their accomplishments in Delaware.
Both Corie and Rebecca embody a passion and motivation for justice just as past ACLU-DE President Gerald "Gerry" E. Kandler’s (1932-1985) unwavering commitment to the values of the ACLU. We are grateful to have such incredible leadership both in our ACLU past and present and to honor Corie and Rebecca during this year’s celebration.
We are once again holding a hybrid event. As a guest of the 2022 Kandler Awards Celebration, you will have access to an abundant online silent auction opening a week before the event, in-person or virtual celebration options, live music by singer/songwriter John Flynn, and opportunities to learn more about and engage with the work of the ACLU of Delaware.
Wednesday, October 19
In-person events: 6 - 9 p.m.
Virtual event: 7 - 8 p.m.
Hockessin Memorial Hall
610 Yorklyn Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707
Sydney's Restaurant and Lounge
16388 Samuel Paynter Blvd
Milton, DE 19968
Virtual attendance available via YouTube.
Individual tickets are now available for the 2022 Kandler Awards Celebration.
Become a sponsor of the 2022 Kandler Awards Celebration.
Online Silent Auction
The auction is open for bidding now, and will close at 8:30 p.m. on October 19. To view our full selection and place your bids, click the button below!
Thank you to our sponsors
PROTECTORS OF FREEDOM
Matthew and Hilary Ziffer
Ross, Aronstam, & Mortiz LLP
DEFENDERS OF LIBERTY
PARTNERS IN JUSTICE
Group Violence Intervention
Morris, Nichols, Arsht, & Tunnell LLP
VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY SPONSOR
David and Sally McBride
Lawrence and Marion Hamermesh
Planned Parenthood of Delaware
Tom and Jennifer O'Brien
Ariel and Ben Gruswitz
Claire and Mikki Snyder-Hall
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
David and Gwen Brown
Don Peterson and Jeffrey Richman
Grace and Blair Messner
Jeffrey and Linnea Goddess
Attorney General Kathy Jennings
Laina and Michael Herbert
League of Women Voters of Delaware
Leland and Melva Ware
Mark Purpura and Matthew Adams
Mike and Katie Brickner
Norman Monhait and Marcia Halperin
Susan Cohen and Ron Collins
Tom and Judy Pappenhagen
William and Mary Johnston