2020 Blue Gala

Fundraising Dinner

The Charlotte County Democratic Party is an all-volunteer organization. No one receives a salary, and we get no direct funding from the Florida Democratic Party or the Democratic National Committee. Our support comes from our volunteers and from local donors like yourself.  The Blue Gala Dinner Fundraiser provided the bulk of our income.

This year’s dinner will be held on Saturday, April 4th at the beautiful Kings Gate Golf Club in Port Charlotte.

Cocktail Attire suggested: For Men: Suit, jacket or dress shirt and tie.  Ladies:  Party Dress, Cocktail Dress. etc..  Most importantly, be comfortable.  We want everyone to enjoy themselves.

Charlotte County Democrats strive to be inclusive rather than exclusive.  Many people ask  “What should I wear” so we offer the above suggestion.  Be yourself and be comfortable.   It’s not a fashion show.

We are grateful for every contribution and donation.

Here’s how they help:

Your voluntary contributions are helping the Charlotte County Democrats to get stronger each day.  We recruit talented volunteers to the organization and to run for office.  We support great candidates and campaigns with contributions and walk literature, and work to support progressive and pragmatic policies here in Charlotte County and beyond.



Limited Availability for $2,000  Blue Gala Matching Fund Benefactors

Charlotte County Democrats seek to have a matching fund underwritten by ten $2,000 matching fund benefactors.   Prior to the start of the 2018 Blue Gala, we were able to establish a $10,000 matching fund from just four Benefactors who pledged $2,500 each.  At the 2018 Blue Gala, generous donors matched that fund by more than 140%, netting just over $24,000 in donations.

For 2020, with our need to exceed more important than ever before, our ambitious goal is to raise $40,000 through our matching fund.  By lowering the burden for each Benefactor to only $2,000, we hope to demonstrate that the Charlotte County Democrats has an enthusiastic base of support to strengthen our foundation.

Money alone will not guarantee victory, but we have a pressing need to demonstrate that our Democratic values of fairness, equality, and opportunity for our citizens exists here in Charlotte County.

While the urgency to protect and restore our planet increases before our eyes, some of our neighbors are just starting to take notice that climate change is indeed no hoax.

We must invest in the promotion of our values to our neighbors to inform them how we seek to protect their families with access to healthcare,  affordable education, and the dignity of a living wage.

If you have the resources and willingness to change the electoral landscape of Charlotte County and Florida, please join me in this important endeavor.

Gratefully yours,

Teresa Jenkins
Chair  – Charlotte County Democrats
[email protected]