DID 2023 Annual Fundraiser

DID is Proud to Host its Annual Fundraiser Honoring:

Elected Official of the Year
Assembly Member Grace Lee

For her extraordinary accomplishments in just her first year in the Assembly


Community Champion of the Year
Robert Townley

Founder and Executive Director Manhattan Youth
Providing after-school programs, summer camps, classes and programs at the Downtown Community Center in Lower Manhattan

For helping better the lives for thousand of kids, families and seniors in Lower Manhattan for over 37 years


Civic Champions of the Year
Emily Hellstrom and Jeannine Kiely

For driving transformative change in the teaching of literacy in New York


SUNDAY,  November 19, 2023 2-4:00PM

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:


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

Ron Thomas
Jeannine Kiely, E. E. Keenan

DID State Committee Members
Jill Goodkind, Akm Mike Bhuiyan
Morton Minsley, Kathryn Freed
Benjamin Yee

DID Member Elected Officials
Council Member Christopher Marte
Assembly Member Grace Lee

DID President Richard Corman & Executive Committee

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 or wish to make an additional contribution, we thank you.

Please donate here.


November 19, 2023 at 2:00pm - 4pm


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
6 tickets, Host Committee on invitation and DID website
$2,500.00 Downtown Defender
4 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