Join Us at the 2021 Kandler Celebration

Celebrating Our 60th Anniversary

As we celebrate our 60th year as an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, we reflect back on our work, and all our partners along the way. Our ongoing efforts today to promote criminal legal reform, expanded voting rights, housing justice, education equity, and more, honor our organization’s six decade history as a vanguard of civil liberties in the First State.

Please join us to celebrate that history, and the history to come, at our virtual Kandler Awards Celebration on Wednesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. via Zoom — this year with in-person celebration options, too!

Guests of the 2021 Kandler Awards Celebration will have access to our online silent auction and a private Zoom event that will feature live music, opportunities to learn more about and engage with our work, and a party package — delivered right to your door — with vouchers for celebratory treats from your favorite local restaurants.

A limited number of ticket holders (first come, first-served) will have the option to reserve space at one of our partner restaurants for an in-person gathering, where you can celebrate with your friends during the virtual event while you enjoy food, on us!

This event will be VIRTUAL and will require access to the internet by phone, computer, or tablet to attend. You will receive the Zoom link to the event, when you purchase your ticket.

*Please plan on ordering your tickets by Friday, October 1 in order to guarantee delivery of your party package in time for our event. We cannot guarantee on-time delivery for tickets ordered after October 1.

Purchase your tickets today


Thank You to Our Sponsors
 

PROTECTORS OF FREEDOM

Ross Aronstam & Mortiz LLP
 

DEFENDERS OF LIBERTY 

Highmark Delaware

New Castle County Council
 

PARTNERS IN JUSTICE

David & Sally McBride

Incyte

New Castle County Executive Office
 

ADVOCATES 

Larry & Marion Hamermesh

Robert & Grace Messner

Tom & Jennifer O'Brien

WSFS Cares Foundation
 

CHAMPIONS

Alice & Geoff Sawyer

Ariel Gruswitz

Claire & Mikki Snyder-Hall

David & Gwen Brown

Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware

Don Peterson

Jeffrey Goddess

Jeffrey Raffel

Kate Cowperthwait

Laina Herbert

Leland & Melva Ware

Mary Jo Anderson

Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League

Mike & Katie Brickner

Norman Monhait & Marcia Halperin

Peggy Strine

Tom & Marie Foley
 

VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY SPONSOR

Betsy McGeever
 


This year, we will be honoring two incredible Delawareans who have left an indelible mark on civil liberties in our state.

KANDLER HONOREES

CARRIE CASEY

Manager, NCC Community Development & Housing Program

 

 

 

Yasser Payne
YASSER PAYNE, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of Delaware

 

 

 

 

 


OUR MUSICAL GUESTS

This year's entertainment for the Kandler celebration will be provided by

Jea Street, Jr. & Nadjah Nicole

 

Jea playing the piano and singing.
 Get to know Jea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nadj standing in the middle of a city street.
 Get to know Nadjah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREAT MUSIC DESERVES TO BE CELEBRATED.

Please consider tipping Jea & Nadjah as a thank-you for sharing their music with us.

Jea's CashApp: $JeastreetJr

Nadjah's CashApp: $mommanadj