The Vermont Democratic Party’s signature annual fundraiser, the Curtis-Hoff Leadership Awards & Unity Reception, will be held on October 3, 2020, both online and on CCTV-Channel 17 and local affiliate stations across Vermont.

2020 Curtis-Hoff Logo

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 will mark the first ever Virtual Curtis-Hoff Leadership Awards and Unity Reception. Join us for an evening of celebration of Democratic leaders from across the state of Vermont. 

Saturday, October 3rd, 6-7PM.

Kick the festivities off with us immediately prior to the Virtual Curtis-Hoff Leadership Awards with our Unity Reception on Zoom.

We will be joined by:

  • Special Guest Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  • Our Unity Reception Host, Representative Sarah Copeland Hanzas
  • Vermont Democratic Party Chair Bruce Olsson
  • Congressman Welch, David Zuckerman, Molly Gray, and award winners Terje Anderson and Joey Donovan plus 150+ guests in our Mix-and-Mingle Zoom Rooms

Tickets cost $40/person for DEM Club members & $50/person for General Admission.

Saturday, October 3rd, 7:30-9PM

Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, the Curtis-Hoff Awards will be free and accessible to all via Youtube at this link:

It is with great honor that we announce our 2020 Curtis-Hoff Award Winners, Terje Anderson and Representative Johannah "Joey" Donovan, chosen for their stellar leadership and steadfast commitment to the Democratic cause.

The 2020 Curtis-Hoff Awards will be hosted by Vermont Senate Majority Leader Becca Balint, include remarks from Senator Patrick Leahy, Senator Bernie Sanders, U.S. Representative Peter Welch, Democratic Nominee for Governor David Zuckerman, Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray, Treasurer Beth Pearce, Secretary of State Jim Condos, and Attorney General TJ Donovan, plus a special message from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Watch via YouTube here and on community access television stations across the state in the following towns:

Burlington, Colchester, Essex, South Burlington, St. George, Williston, Winooski (CCTV - Channel 17 Town Meeting Television), Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Jamaica, Newfane, Putney, Townshend, Vernon (Brattleboro Community Television), Barre, Barre Town, Cabot, Chelsea, Marshfield, Orange, Plainfield, Royalton, Tunbridge, Washington, Williamstown (Central Vermont Television), Hartford, Hartland, Norwich (Community Access Television), Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Rockingham, Westminster (Falls Area Community Television), Arlington, Dorset, Londonderry, Manchester, Peru, Rupert, Sandgate, Stratton, Sunderland, Weston, Winhall (Greater Northshire Access Television), Jericho, Richmond, Underhill (Mt. Mansfield Community Television), Brandon, Castleton, Chittenden, Clarendon, Danby, Fair Haven, Ira, Killington, Leicester, Mendon, Pawlet, Pittsford, Poultney, Proctor, Rutland, Rutland Town, Wallingford, and West Rutland (Rutland Regional Community Television). Check with your local station to inquire about replay dates.


The online auction will begin on October 1 @ 5PM. Bid on a unique selection of items from artists, makers, and small businesses across Vermont, and more. The auction is now LIVE here:


Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a curated basket of local goods from the county of your choice. Raffle tickets cost $5 per ticket or $20 for five tickets:

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Vermont Democratic Party's 2020 Coordinated Campaign.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Senator Patrick Leahy
Friends of Bernie Sanders
Peter Welch for Congress
Zuckerman for VT
Molly Gray for Vermont
Jane & Bill Stetson
MA & Northern New England Laborers' District
Vermont - NEA
United Steelworkers, District 4
TJ Donovan for Vermont
Beth Pearce, Vermont State Treasurer
Lydia Spitzer & Dottie Deans
Jim Condos, Secretary of State
Doug Hoffer, State Auditor
State Representative Maida Townsend
Rebecca Holcombe
Jerry O'Neill
Pat Robins

To join the VDP’s monthly sustainer program, DEM Club, please visit

The Vermont Democratic Party is moving full steam ahead because we have so much at stake this election season, and we need your help more than ever. Please consider purchasing your ticket today.

For event questions, please contact Kate Olney at