September 29, 2016 - The Headquarters at Seaport Village

The California Innocence Project hosts an Annual Fundraiser to support the work of freeing the innocent.  Founded in 1999, the California Innocence Project has spent years freeing more than two dozen people from prison.  In order to continue this work, the Project began hosting an Annual Fundraiser in 2016.  The hope is to grow the event each year to raise additional funds to free more innocent people from prison.  If you would like to sponsor our fundraiser, please contact TC Wilson ( for additional information.  We thank everyone for helping us accomplish our goal.

Details for the 2017 Annual Fundraiser will be announced in May of 2017.  Please check back for more information on the date, time, and location of the event, as well as how to purchase tickets.

In addition to the annual event, the California Innocence Project regularly hosts small, intimate fundraisers.  If you are interested in a private event for you and your friends, please reach out to TC Wilson and she will help coordinate it with you.

2016 Annual Fundraiser a Huge Success!

Many thanks to the sponsors of the event

Advocate for the Innocent ($5,000)

Cynthia Boyd, Ph.D.

Forensic Neuropsychologist

Freedom Fighters ($2,500)

XONR8R Awards



Brett Schreiber

Partner at Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Pro Bono assistant with the Reggie Cole compensation claim


Robert Humphreys

Senior Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Pro bono assistant with Shirley Smith’s case since 2011


Morrison & Foerster

Pro Bono firm of the year

Successfully assisted CIP in getting informal briefing for a case in California Supreme Court


Jasmin Harris

Longest serving volunteer

Helps train incoming volunteers

Coordinates case review with volunteer firms and attorneys

CIP Board Member

Randy Paige

Media Award for continuing coverage of CIP cases

CBS-LA Correspondent covering all over Southern California