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Thank you to all who joined us virtually on August 25 as we gathered to honor gun safety champions, reflect on this unique moment in history, and gear up for the fight ahead this fall and beyond.

In 1993, a shooting at a San Francisco law firm galvanized survivors and advocates and led to the formation of the organization today known as Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Over the past 27 years, we’ve overcome many obstacles and setbacks as we helped push forward progress on gun safety, coming together each year to remember where we’ve been and look ahead to where we’re going.

This year, for the first time ever, we’re able to extend an invitation to our annual Anniversary Dinner to all of our supporters, wherever they live.


2020 Courageous Leadership Award

From his time as mayor of Newark to his years as a senator representing New Jersey, Cory Booker has long been a passionate and outspoken advocate for gun safety. By introducing legislation to fund community violence prevention programs and calling for comprehensive firearm licensing policies, Senator Booker has consistently prioritized his commitment to taking on the gun lobby and fighting for gun violence prevention. We’re honored to recognize his distinguished leadership.

2020 Lifesaving Service Award

The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention (HAVI) is a collective of hospital-based violence intervention programs that focus on reaching high-risk individuals recently admitted to a hospital for treatment of a violent injury. The HAVI has been a critical partner in helping to bring a $20 million investment to scale up this effective strategy in New Jersey and a $3 million investment in Virginia. Giffords Law Center is incredibly grateful to The HAVI for their critical and lifesaving work.

2020 Odgers Pro Bono Award

Munger, Tolles & Olson has been a longtime supporter of Giffords Law Center and champion of gun safety, serving as lead counsel in our Florida guns-in-schools case, filing an amicus brief on behalf of leading legal scholars in the most important Second Amendment case in a decade, and representing the Sandy Hook families at the Supreme Court as they seek to hold the gun industry accountable.




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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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. To sponsor the 27th Anniversary Dinner, download and complete our sponsorship form and return it to Chris Phillips at For any questions, please contact Chris.


  • The Ron Conway Family, in honor of Gabby Giffords
  • Dr. Steven Ungerleider


  • Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
  • Coach Steve Kerr
  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
  • Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation
  • Elizabeth Zitrin, Zitrin Foundation


  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP


    • J. Scott Case
    • Covington & Burling LLP
    • Brook & Andrea Dooley
    • Fenwick & West LLP
    • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
    • Morrison & Foerster LLP
    • Megin Scully & Reed Minuth
    • Harold Sogard & Susan Bolle
    • Michelle Wachs & Irwin Gross
    • White & Case LLP
    • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation


    • Aisle 518 Strategies
    • Allen & Overy LLP
    • Laurence Bardoff & Lilli Alberga
    • Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller
    • Marcy Bergman & David Durham
    • Eve Bernstein & Alex Gersznowicz
    • Owen Clements & Linda Cronin
    • Alexis S. Coll-Very
    • Cooley LLP
    • DLA Piper LLP (US)
    • Anita Donofrio
    • Charles M. Dyke
    • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
    • Marc Fagel & Julie Lubetkin
    • Farella Braun + Martel LLP
    • John & Joyce Feeney
    • James Fousekis
    • Global Strategy Group
    • Melinda Haag & Chuck Fanning
    • Lee Hanson & Don Scherer
    • John Heisse & Karin Grace
    • Hemming Morse – Forensic & Financial Consultants
    • Mikiko Huang & Marshall Stoller
    • David & Linda Kapnick
    • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    • William Kissinger
    • Raymond Marshall
    • Susan & Kevin Muck
    • Jan Nielsen Little
    • O’Melveny & Myers LLP
    • Perkins Coie LLP
    • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    • Jonathan Powers
    • Matt Powers
    • Rogers Joseph O’Donnell
    • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    • Steven L. Smith
    • Stephen Stublarec & Debra Belaga Family Fund


    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.