2022 Kandler Awards Celebration

October 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
@ 9:00 pm

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.

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 Zoom


Individual tickets are now available for the 2022 Kandler Awards Celebration.

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Thank you to our sponsors

Protectors of Freedom

Matthew and Hilary Ziffer

Ross, Aronstam, & Mortiz LLP

Partners in Justice

Highmark Delaware


Morris, Nichols, Arsht, & Tunnell LLP

Network Connect

Rebecca Lowe

Video & Photography Sponsor

Betsy McGeever


David and Sally McBride

Lawrence and Marion Hamermesh

Mallard Financial

Tom and Jennifer O'Brien



Ariel and Ben Gruswitz

Claire and Mikki Snyder-Hall

David and Gwen Brown

Don Peterson and Jeffrey Richman

Jeff Raffel

Jeffrey and Linnea Goddess

Kate Cowperthwait

Attorney General Kathy Jennings

Laina and Michael Herbert

Leland and Melva Ware

Mark Purpura and Matthew Adams

Mike and Katie Brickner

Norman Monhait and Marcia Halperin

Tom and Judy Pappenhagen

William and Mary Johnston