2022 ANNIVERSARY Celebration

Thank you to all the supporters who joined us on September 18 to celebrate the historic gun safety progress of the past year and look ahead to the future as we continue our mission to save lives.



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 29 YEARS, WE’VE FOUGHT to save lives.


This year has brought historic highs and devastating lows, from hard-fought legislative victories to a spate of horrific tragedies.

Now more than ever we are grateful for your dedication to this fight.

On September 18, our community will gather to support our work, honor our founding, and recognize Senator Chris Murphy and other courageous leaders.

We can’t wait to see you there.


An In-Person and Virtual Event
Sunday, September 18
2 pm Pacific/5 pm Eastern

Pier 27, San Francisco

Twenty-nine years ago, a gunman stormed into San Francisco law firm Pettit & Martin, killing eight people and injuring six others. In the wake of this tragedy, the Bay Area legal community banded together to improve the state’s gun laws. Today, Giffords Law Center is a leader in the national gun violence prevention movement, and California has some of the strongest gun laws in the country. 

Every year, our supporters gather to honor those we lost at the 101 California Street shooting and the thousands of Americans who die from gun violence annually. We reflect on the past and look ahead to the challenges and opportunities to come—and remember that we wouldn’t be where we are today without your support.

For sponsorship information or general inquiries, email Chris Phillips at cphillips@giffords.org.


2022 Courageous Leadership Award

Senator Chris Murphy is one of our nation’s hardest-working gun safety champions. Just weeks following his election to the Senate in 2012, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting took place, and Murphy made protecting our communities and families from senseless gun violence a cornerstone of his mission. This year, in the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Murphy led negotiations to pass the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which became the first significant federal gun safety bill signed into law in nearly 30 years. We are thrilled to recognize Senator Chris Murphy’s sustained efforts to prevent gun violence and ensure a safer future for all Americans.

2022 Lifesaving Service Award
Garden Pathways is one of just a few organizations fighting gun violence in and around Kern County, which has had the highest homicide rate of any county in California since 2016. Its focus on community violence intervention (CVI) and prevention has saved lives, and this year it joined forces with Giffords to help implement stronger CVI programs. We are deeply grateful for Garden Pathways for its tireless efforts to prevent community violence.

2022 Odgers Pro Bono Award
It was our honor to have our exemplary partner Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP draft our amicus brief in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, the most significant Second Amendment case to reach the Supreme Court in more than a decade. The firm has provided Giffords Law Center with exceptional pro bono support, including its memo outlining potential litigation under New York’s new public nuisance law, and we look forward to finding opportunities to leverage that and similar laws in other states in the future.



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

To express our gratitude for making our event possible, our law firm, foundation, and individual sponsors receive exclusive special benefits at various levels. Learn more about how to sponsor the 2022 Anniversary Celebration.

For questions about sponsorship, please email Chris Phillips at cphillips@giffords.org.

Champion ($100,000)

  • David J & Linda A Cornfield

    Innovator ($50,000)

    • Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation
    • Kautz Family Foundation
    • O’Reilly Family Foundation

    Pacesetter ($25,000)

    • Brook & Andrea Dooley
    • Agnes Gund
    • George & Candace Hisert
    • Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
    • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

    Frontrunner ($15,000)

    • Cooley LLP
    • Jones Day
    • Fenwick
    • Morgan Lewis
    • Paul Hastings LLP
    • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation
    • WilmerHale

    Underwriter ($10,000)

    • Alexis S. Coll
    • Ariel Investments
    • BraunHagey & Borden LLP
    • Covington & Burling LLP
    • Anita Donofrio
    • Melinda Haag & Chuck Fanning
    • Kilpatrick Townsend
    • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
    • Anthony Malutta & Shoshana Chazan
    • Mark Mosley
    • Charles Mostov & Dori Peterman Mostov
    • Munger Tolles and Olson
    • Nixon Peabody LLP
    • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    • John Rogers
    • Megin Scully & Reed Minuth
    • Nixon Peabody LLP
    • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    • Harold Sogard & Susan Bolle
    • Jeanna Steele & Adel Nadij

    Patron ($5,000)

    • Steven & Aliza Baron
    • Eve Bernstein & Alex Gersznowicz
    • Paul & Helen Chapman
    • Owen Clements & Linda Cronin
    • Debra Coggins & John Kikuchi
    • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    • Charles M. Dyke
    • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
    • Farella Braun + Martel LLP
    • John & Joyce Feeney
    • James Fousekis
    • David Fry
    • Global Strategy Group
    • Hanson Bridgett
    • Lee Hanson & Don Scherer
    • Jane Hammond & John Skonberg
    • John Heisse
    • Hemming Morse LLP
    • Hogan Lovells
    • Mikiko Huang & Marshall Stoller
    • William Kissinger
    • Dr. Jeffry Mann and Mr. Jerry Hollister
    • Raymond Marshall
    • McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    • O’Melveny & Myers
    • Jan Nielsen Little
    • Matt Powers
    • Sarah Ray & Andrew Salverda
    • Steven Smith
    • Tim Tagaris
    • Jean Tom
    • White & Case LLP

    Supporter ($2,500)

    • Monica Bhargava
    • Marc Fagel & Julie Lubetkin
    • Katie Hisert, MD, PhD
    • JAMS
    • David & Linda Kapnick
    • Kingsley Mediation & Arbitration Services
    • Koskoff
    • Kwun Bhansali Lazarus LLP
    • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
    • Ken Taber
    • Steve & Ellen Taylor
    • Rod and Deborah Thompson


    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.