DID's 50th Anniversary & 2022 Annual Fundraiser


DID is Proud to Host its Annual Fundraiser Honoring:

Elected Official of the Year
U. S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Representing Us Since 2009
Advocate for Women's Reproductive Health and Medicare for All
Strong Supporter of LGBTQ+ Rights

For her work fighting for justice on behalf of victims of sexual assault in the military


Lifetime Achievement Award
Charles W. Leslie

A DID Founder
SoHo Pioneer
Icon in the LGBTQ+ Community

Among the first openly LGBTQ+ candidates for any office in U.S. history 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2022 12-2:30PM

The SoHo Loft of Sean Sweeney
125 Greene Street, 5th Floor

Since 1972, Downtown Independent Democrats has fought for a livable, safe, and vibrant Lower Manhattan. But we need you. Support our work:


District Leaders
Vittoria Fariello, Dennis Gault
Mariama James, Paul Newell

Victoria Lee, Jonathan Gardenhire
Jeannine Kiely, E. E. Keenan

State Committee Members
Jill Goodkind, Akm Mike Bhuiyan
Joshua Goodman, Benjamin Yee

Elected Officials
Councilmember Christopher Marte
Assemblymember Elect Grace Lee

DID President Richard Corman & Executive Committee

and Host Committee
(In Formation)

Downtown Defender
United F
ederation of Teachers

Downtown Guardian
E. E. Keenan

DID Supporter
Hon. Erik Bottcher
Hon. Charles Fall
Hon. Vittoria Fariello
Hon. Kathryn Freed
Hon. Joshua Goodman
Hon. Jeannine Kiely
Hon. Mark Levine
Hon. Christopher Marte
Congressmember-elect Daniel Goldman
Megan Brosterman
Mary Dierickx
Tristan Snell

Please note that this is principally an indoor event where food and drink will be provided.
For safety and comfort, there is an outdoor space available.

Please purchase your ticket at the sponsorship levels below.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you cannot afford the ticket price but wish to attend.

If you are unable to join us but wish to make a contribution, we thank you. Please donate here.


December 04, 2022 at 12:00pm - 2:30pm


The SoHo Loft of Sean Sweeney
125 Greene St
5th Floor
New York, NY 10012
United States
Google map and directions

Please Enter the Number to Purchase

$5,000.00 Downtown Champion
5 tickets, Host Committee on invitation and DID website
$2,500.00 Downtown Defender
3 tickets, Host Committee on invitation and DID website
$1,000.00 Downtown Guardian
2 tickets, Host Committee on invitation and DID website
$500.00 Supporter
1 ticket and acknowledgment on DID website
$250.00 Friend
1 ticket for non-DID member
$50.00 DID Member
1 ticket for DID voting member in good standing
$35.00 Student & Senior
1 ticket for student or senior
$25.00 Reduced Income Ticket
1 ticket