Thank you to our sponsors and all who attended our Kandler Dinner on Wednesday, 10/19! It was truly a special evening and we’re glad we were able to spend it with you.

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Celebrated annually since 1985, the Kandler Memorial Awards Dinner is our most popular event. The dinner is named for former ACLU-DE President Gerald “Gerry” E. Kandler (1932-1985) and honors Delawareans who have made an indelible mark on our community as advocates and defenders of civil liberties. Kandler himself was a superb constitutional lawyer and a tireless champion for those whose civil liberties and rights were in jeopardy. This year, we presented the Kandler Award to Jeff Raffel, retired Charles P. Messick Professor of Public Administration and Director of the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Delaware, and Jea P. Street, New Castle County Councilman, for their past and present roles in assuring equal access to quality education for all children in Delaware. We were also honored to present our Clarence Darrow Award to Pepper Hamilton LLP. We thank them for their tireless and diligent work in CLASI v. Coupe, the recent settlement that will change solitary confinement as we know it in Delaware.

Special thanks to our partner in justice sponsors!
The Byrd Group, LLC
Christiana Care Health System
Thomas P. Gordon, County Executive Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Joe and Joan Rosenthal
Rosenthal, Monhait, & Goddess, P.A.
University of Delaware School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati