2019 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 more than 65% of our income last year.

We are pleased to announce that Terrie Rizzo, Chair of the Florida Democratic Party will be speaking, followed by Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried as our Keynote Speaker.  As the unabashed champion of weed, water, and weapons safety, Commissioner Nikki Fried is Florida’s highest ranking Democratic elected official and the first woman to serve in this critical Cabinet position!

This year’s dinner will be held on Saturday, April 13th at the Isles Yacht Club in beautiful Punta Gorda.

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.   🙂

NOTE: We’ve already sold approximately 70% of our maximum capacity of 225 without any major promotion. Social Media promotion will start soon, so please buy your tickets ASAP.  We expect a fully sold out event.

Saturday, April 13, 2019  6:00 p.m.
Isles Yacht Club
1780 W Marion Ave,
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Advertise in the 2019 Blue Gala Program
Our 2019 Blue Gala Program is the key takeaway item from our annual fundraising dinner for the Charlotte County Democrats.  Our attendees are passionate and influential Charlotte County residents that will understand the importance of support from our advertisers.  Ad space in this program is available for businesses and supporters on a first-come basis.

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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 2019, 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,

Patrick Hurley
Chair  – Charlotte County Democrats


Images from 2018 Blue Gala!

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