30th ANNIVERSARY Celebration

Thank you to all the supporters who joined us on June 13 at Pier 27 in San Francisco to honor our founding and recommit to our mission of building an America free of gun violence.



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.

30 years ago, we vowed to fight for a safer america

Following the devastating mass shooting at 101 California Street, the San Francisco legal community came together to demand change.

Three decades and hundreds of gun laws later, Giffords Law Center remains committed to saving lives.

On June 13, join First Lady Jill Biden and Gabby Giffords to support our work, honor our founding, and recognize courageous leaders.

We can’t wait to see you there.


Tuesday, June 13
4:30 pm: Reception | 7 pm: Program

Pier 27, San Francisco

Thirty 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.

Honorees & Featured guests

Special Guest
It’s an honor to have First Lady Jill Biden join our 30th Anniversary Celebration. President Biden and his administration have gone further to champion strong gun laws than any president in decades. Following the tragedies in Buffalo and Uvalde last year, he signed into law the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first significant federal gun safety bill in a generation. We are thrilled to stand alongside the first lady and the Biden administration as we continue to work together to keep people safe from gun violence. 

2023 Lifesaving Service Award
Paterson Healing Collective is a first-of-its-kind hospital-based violence intervention program specifically designed for youth who have survived the impact of trauma. Its on the ground presence has played a pivotal role in establishing healing spaces and advocating for increased investment in community violence intervention approaches. We are proud to collaborate as partners, united in our mission to foster safer and healthier communities, and to recognize Paterson Healing Collective for its transformative work.

2023 Odgers Pro Bono Award
We are deeply grateful to Sullivan & Cromwell for its dedicated pro bono support of gun violence prevention. For years, attorneys at Sullivan & Cromwell have represented Giffords Law Center on minimum age issues, whether at oral arguments or in amicus briefs, becoming experts on the subject and keeping us apprised of minimum age case law developments across the country. The firm has also made extensive contributions in other legal areas, including a recent historical research project on the Second Amendment.


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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 supporters receive exclusive special benefits at various levels. Learn more about how to support the 30th Anniversary Celebration.

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

Leadership ($100,000+)

  • Inclusive Capital Partners Foundation

    Founders ($30,000+)

    • Agnes Gund
    • Morgan Lewis
    • O’Reilly Family Foundation
    • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

    Courage ($10,000+)

    • Steven & Aliza Baron
    • Cooley LLP
    • Covington & Burling LLP
    • Brook & Andrea Dooley
    • Fenwick
    • James Fousekis
    • Melinda Haag & Chuck Fanning
    • John Heisse & Karin Grace
    • George & Candace Hisert
    • Jones Day
    • Kilpatrick Townsend
    • William Kissinger
    • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
    • Anthony Malutta & Shoshana Chazan
    • Charles Mostov & Dori Peterman Mostov
    • Munger Tolles & Olson
    • O’Melveny & Myers
    • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    • Harold Sogard & Susan Bolle
    • Jeanna Steele & Adel Nadji
    • WilmerHale
    • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

    Giffords Club ($5,000+)

    • Laurence Bardoff & Lilli Alberga
    • Paul & Helen Chapman
    • Alexis Coll
    • Owen Clements & Linda Cronin
    • Charles M. Dyke
    • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    • Farella Braun + Martel LLP
    • John & Joyce Feeney
    • Lee Hanson & Don Scherer
    • Grace Hoagland
    • Hogan Lovells
    • Mikiko Huang & Marshall Stoller
    • McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    • Nixon Peabody LLP
    • Jan Nielsen Little
    • Gloria Page
    • Matt Powers
    • Sarah Ray & Andrew Salverda
    • Steven Smith
    • Jean Tom

    Giffords Club ($3,000+)

    • Marc J. Fagel & Julie Lubetkin
    • Kingsley Mediation & Arbitration Services, in memory of Jack Berman
    • Megin Scully & Reed Minuth


    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.