Full House Expected at Charlotte County Democrats’ April 13 Blue Gala with Keynoter Nikki Fried
It might be a first for Charlotte Democrats! Days before our annual fundraising event featuring Nikki Fried, Florida’s first female Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, all but one VIP table has been sold for a total of 224 guests.
The team promoting and organizing the event is thrilled with the record-breaking turnout as the Gala is our primary fundraiser. Local operations are supported by contributions and no funding comes from either the Florida or the National Democratic Parties. Fortunately, thanks to many donors, post-2016 election donations to the Charlotte Democrats have outpaced those to the local GOP by nearly 100%, a reflection of the energy and enthusiasm for our party’s work within the community.
Beyond being a fund-raiser, the Gala is also an opportunity for us to celebrate with our neighbors who share our values of opportunity for all, fairness, a social safety net, and good stewardship of government and our planet. Thanks goes to Jane Merriam and her entire committee for all the incredible work they put into this event.
If you’re unable to attend this year’s Gala, be sure to watch this space for announcements about the 2020 date and venue.