Common Cause Delaware is thrilled to announce our Awards Reception this fall, where we’ll be honoring two of Delaware’s most influential community leaders, Bernice Edwards and Charlotte King. Please join us the evening of October 26th, 2022 to honor them and support the work of Common Cause in Delaware.

Bernice Edwards is the Executive Director of First State Community Action Agency, administering programs throughout the state that target the root causes of poverty.

Charlotte King is the Founder and Chair of the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, whose mission is to educate, inform, and advocate for racial justice, equality, and fair opportunity.

Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Common Cause Education Fund’s Tax ID is #31-1705370.

*Tickets include access to Hors D’oeuvres, Cash Bar, Silent Auction


Sponsorship Levels

Diamond Level:                          $1000 and donors receive 8 tickets

Platinum Level:                          $600 and donor receive 6 tickets

Gold Level:                                  $400 and donors receive 4 tickets

Silver Level:                                $250 and donors receive 2 tickets

Individual Ticket:                      $75

Host Committee Names
U.S. Sen. Tom Carper
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons
Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester
Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long
Sen. Brian Pettyjohn
Rep. Ruth Briggs King
Anne Farley
Sara Ford
Malinda Hudson
Joseph Lawson
Clara Licata
Gwendolyn Miller
The Rev. Jeffrey Ross
Kathleen and Preston Schell
Leo and Peggy Strine
Jack Young

Common Cause Board Members:
Jeff Raffel, Chair

Karl Agne

Darlene Battle

Nick Beard

Becca Cotto

Alice Eakin

Marcel Hayes

Judy Mellen

Coby Owens

Don Peterson

Kelly Sheridan

Donna Whiteside

Event Sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors

Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty

Ocean Atlantic Companies

Judy and David Mellen

Jeff Raffel

Mikki and Claire Snyder-Hall

Platinum Sponsors

AARP Delaware

Gold Sponsors

Jeff and Linnea Goddess

Marcel Hayes

Khalil Saliba

Stell Parker Selby

Lynn D. Wilson

Silver Sponsors

Karl and Tara Agne

Mike Brickner

Bill and Nancy Collick

Patti Drago

Alice Eakin

Carolyn McNeice and Jerry Capone

Addressing Microaggressions, LLC

Don Peterson and Jeff Richman

Joanne Reilly

The Rev. Jeffrey Ross and Dr. Sheila Bravo

Sen. Brian Pettyjohn

Kelly Sheridan and Deb Quinton

Dr. Michelle L. Warch

The Donna Whiteside Group, Realtors

Jack Young and Francie Crosby