2021 ANNIVERSARY DINNER

Thank you to all the supporters who joined us virtually on May 19 to celebrate the progress of the past year, honor our founding, and look ahead to the future of our mission to save lives from gun violence. For those of you who missed the event, please find a recording of the program, including our keynote conversation with Secretary Hillary Clinton and Stacey Abrams, below.

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MAKE A GIFT

Every day, the experts at Giffords Law Center work tirelessly to craft, enact, and defend the gun safety policies and programs that save lives. A safer America is within reach, but we need your courage and commitment to get there.

FOR 28 YEARS, WE’VE FOUGHT FOR A SAFER FUTURE.

JOIN US MAY 19 TO CELEBRATE, REFLECT, AND LOOK AHEAD.

Each year, the Giffords Law Center community comes together to support our work and honor our founding.

Our fight for safer gun laws is only possible because of your dedication.

This year, supporters from across the country will gather virtually on May 19 as Secretary Hillary Clinton joins us for a keynote conversation with Stacey Abrams.

We hope to see you there. 

GIFFORDS LAW CENTER’S ANNIVERSARY DINNER

HONORING STACEY ABRAMS
A Virtual Celebration
May 19, 2021
5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern

On July 1, 1993, a gunman armed with illegally purchased assault weapons went on a murderous rampage in a San Francisco law firm, killing eight and injuring six others. The devastated Bay Area legal community banded together to form an organization to change the state’s weak gun laws. Today, California has the strongest gun laws in the country and one of the lowest gun death rates, and Giffords Law Center is a leader in the national gun violence prevention movement. 

Each year, our supporters come together to honor those we lost at 101 California Street and the millions of Americans who have fallen victim to gun violence since. We also look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the coming year—challenges and opportunities that we can’t meet without your support. 

For sponsorship information or general inquiries, email Chris Phillips at [email protected].

HONOREES

STACEY ABRAMS
2021 Courageous Leadership Award

From her groundbreaking campaign for Georgia governor to the incredible work her organization, Fair Fight Action, has done to restore and protect voting rights, Stacey Abrams shows us how democracy is meant to function. In 2014, Emily’s List awarded her the first-ever Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award for her work as minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives. We couldn’t be more thrilled to recognize Stacey’s efforts to prevent gun violence and ensure a safer future for Georgia and the country as a whole. 


ROCA BALTIMORE
2021 Lifesaving Service Award

Roca has been serving high-risk young men in Baltimore since 2018 with a uniquely effective approach that combines relentless outreach, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a deep grounding in community. Roca has been an invaluable partner with Giffords Law Center as we joined forces to successfully advocate for public investment in community-based violence intervention services in Maryland. We are deeply grateful to Roca for their tireless efforts to prevent community violence and provide a better path forward for young men in under-resourced neighborhoods. 


GIBSON DUNN
2021 Odgers Pro Bono Award

Beyond serving as lead counsel in our case seeking to compel the ATF to regulate “ghost guns” as the lethal firearms they are, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has done invaluable work helping Giffords Law Center explore litigation and regulatory responses to mass shootings and dangerous weapons like short-barreled rifles. Gibson Dunn has assisted with numerous amicus briefs in important gun cases and authored a powerful brief that 139 members of the US House of Representatives filed in the most important Second Amendment case to reach the Supreme Court in a decade. 

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CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

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SPONSORS

The Anniversary Dinner is only possible with the generous support of our sponsors—organizations and individuals dedicated to Giffords Law Center’s mission to save lives from gun violence.

Our law firm, foundation, and individual sponsors receive unique benefits at various levels, as recognition for making our event possible. Learn more about how to sponsor the 2021 Anniversary Dinner.

For questions about sponsorship, please email Chris Phillips at [email protected].

Champion

  • The Ron Conway Family
  • O’Reilly Family Foundation

Innovator

  • Agnes Gund
  • The Kautz Family Foundation

Pacesetter

  • Cooley LLP
  • George & Candace Hisert
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Elizabeth Zitrin, Zitrin Foundation

Frontrunner

  • Brook & Andrea Dooley
  • Morgan Lewis
  • WilmerHale

Underwriter

  • J. Scott Case
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • Jones Day
  • Kilpatrick Townsend
  • King & Spalding
  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
  • Anthony Malutta & Shoshana Chazan
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Charles & Dori Mostov
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Megin Scully & Reed Minuth
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Harold Sogard & Susan Bolle
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

Patron

  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller
  • Laurence Bardoff & Lilli Alberga
  • Marcy Bergman & David Durham
  • Paul & Helen Chapman 
  • Owen Clements & Linda Cronin
  • Debra Coggins & John Kikuchi
  • Farella Braun + Martell LLP
  • John & Joyce Feeney
  • James Fousekis
  • Melinda Haag & Chuck Fanning
  • Lee Hanson & Don Scherer
  • Hanson Bridgett
  • John Heisse & Karin Grace
  • Hemming Morse, LLP
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Mikiko Huang & Marshall Stoller 
  • David & Linda Kapnick
  • Jan Nielsen Little
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Jeanna Steele & Adel Nadji

Supporter

  • Steven & Aliza Baron
  • Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Charles M. Dyke
  • Marc Fagel& Julie Lubetkin
  • Joseph S. Fichera
  • Margene Fudenna & James M. Seff
  • Katie Hisert
  • Kingsley Mediation & Arbitration Services, in memory of Jack Berman
  • Eric & Dana Marie Knapp
  • Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC
  • Sherry Lansing
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Sarah Ray & Andrew Salverda
  • Ken & Andi Taber
  • Ellen R. & Steven K. Taylor
  • Rod Thompson/JAMS

MAKE A GIFT

Every day, the experts at Giffords Law Center work tirelessly to craft, enact, and defend the gun safety policies and programs that save lives. A safer America is within reach, but we need your courage and commitment to get there.