Message from the President – Tilden’s 64th Gala

Dear Fellow Tildenites and Friends of Tilden,

I can’t begin to express how gratifying it was to see Tilden work so well as a team making our 64th Gala one of the best ever.

From all accounts everyone enjoyed a very festive evening reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. The Gala turned into a well deserved homecoming for two of our most treasured elected officials and friends Dan Garodnick and Rosie Mendez upon our presentation of the Beth R. Cosnow Award for Democratic Leadership to them.

Other highlights included the Millard L. Midonick and Margot Gayle Humanitarian Award to Bill Samuels and the very special honor of having the First Lady of the City of New York Chirlane McCray attend and give a very important speech concerning mental illness and the City’s efforts to aid those in need.

And of course close to all our hearts was our surprise and well deserved award to our very own Kate Waterman for all the hard work and dedication she has shown over the years for Tilden. Smiles were had all around!

I must reiterate what I said at the Gala and again thank the entire Dinner Committee and the Chair Michelle Winfield, Vice Chair Laura Koestler and our two amazing District Leaders Louise Dankberg and Sandro Sherrod for all their hard work in making sure every detail of our gala turned into a special moment for all of us!

Democratically yours,

Greg-Patric Martello

Tilden President