2024 Annual Celebration

June 20, 2024
Masonic Theater | San Francisco
Reception | 6 pm
Program | 7 pm



Thursday, June 20
6 pm: Reception | 7 pm: Program

Masonic Theater
1111 California Street | San Francisco

After a gunman stormed into San Francisco law firm Pettit & Martin in 1993, killing eight people and injuring six more, the Bay Area legal community banded together to fight for stronger gun laws. Thirty-one years later, GIFFORDS Law Center is a leader in the gun violence prevention nationwide, and California has some of the strongest gun laws in the country. 

As we do every year, this June we’ll be gathering our supporters to honor those we lost at the 101 California Street shooting and the thousands of Americans who die from gun violence annually. We’ll also be recognizing law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer with the 2024 Odgers Pro Bono Partner Award for their outstanding contributions to gun violence prevention this year.

Join Gabby Giffords, our new executive director, Emma Brown, and other special guests as we recommit to our mission of building an America free of gun violence.

For information on how to support our event or general inquiries, email Jarlene Choy at jchoy@giffords.org.


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

To express our gratitude for making our event possible, our law firm, foundation, and individual supporters receive exclusive special benefits at various levels. Learn more about how to support the 2024 Annual Celebration.

For questions about how to support the event, please email Jarlene Choy at jchoy@giffords.org.

Leadership ($100,000+)

  • Crankstart Foundation

    Impact ($25,000+)

    • Owen Clements & Linda Cronin
    • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 
    • Portal A

    Courage ($10,000+)

    • Lilli Alberga & Laurence Bardoff
    • Cooley LLP
    • Covington & Burling LLP
    • Brook & Andrea Dooley
    • Fenwick
    • Margene Fudenna & James M. Seff
    • Jane Hammond, in honor of John Skonberg
    • John Heisse & Karin Grace
    • Jones Day
    • Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
    • Kilpatrick Townsend
    • William Kissinger
    • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
    • Anthony Malutta & Shoshana Chazan
    • Jeffry Mann
    • Morgan Lewis
    • Charles & Dori Mostov
    • Harold Sogard & Susan Bolle
    • Jeanna Steele & Adel Nadji
    • WilmerHale

    Host ($5,000+)

    • George & Marcia Argyris
    • Steven & Aliza Baron
    • Paul Bendix & Jane McDougle
    • Zachary & Rebecca Blume
    • Paul & Helen Chapman
    • Tara & David Chipman
    • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    • Charles M. Dyke
    • John & Joyce Feeney
    • James Fousekis
    • Melinda Haag & Chuck Fanning
    • Lee Hanson & Don Scherer
    • Hogan Lovells
    • Mikiko Huang & Marshall Stoller
    • Aaron Marcu & Mary Lu Bilek 
    • Nixon Peabody LLP
    • Matt Powers
    • Douglas Ogden
    • Sarah Ray & Andrew Salverda
    • Steven Smith
    • Patti & Rusty Rueff
    • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    • Gary Zellerbach

    GIFFORDS Club ($2,500+)

    • Brennan/McKown Family
    • Raymond Marshall
    • Megin Scully & Reed Minuth
    • Ken & Andi Taber

    GIFFORDS Club ($1,000+)

    • Peter Ambler & Buffy Wicks
    • Monica Bhargava
    • Brian & Karen Colucci
    • Gay Grunfeld
    • Michael & Sheila Humphreys
    • JAMS
    • David & Linda Kapnick
    • Kingsley Mediation & Arbitration Services, in memory of Jack Berman
    • David & Petrita Lipkin
    • Patrick Mahoney
    • Bruce Maximov & Susan Albert
    • Eric Mogilnicki
    • Gloria Page
    • Ed Patterson
    • Louise & Paul Renne
    • Andre Shashaty
    • Barbara Sheehy & Alan Wilkins
    • Karen Stein & Andrew Stein, MD
    • Rod & Deborah Thompson
    • Vaughn Walker



    In 2011, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head while meeting with constituents in Tucson, Arizona. In the face of adversity and opposition, she’s inspired millions to fight for a safer America, one free from gun violence.

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    Over 40,000 Americans lose their lives to gun violence every year. Giffords Law Center is leading the fight to save lives by championing gun safety policies and holding the gun lobby accountable. Will you join us?