Annual Fundraiser

Every September - 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 Jasmin Harris ( for additional information.  We thank everyone for helping us accomplish our goal.

Details for the 2018 Annual Fundraiser are on 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 Jasmin Harris and she will help coordinate it with you.

Annual Fundraiser - Justin Brooks

2016 Annual Fundraiser a Huge Success!

Many thanks to the sponsors of the event

Advocate for the Innocent ($5,000)

Annual Fundraiser - MoFo Logo

Cynthia Boyd, Ph.D.

Forensic Neuropsychologist

Freedom Fighters ($2,500)

Annual Fundraiser - Provest Logo
Annual Fundraiser - Ahern Logo
Annual Fundraiser - ZHE Logo
Annual Fundraiser - Cooley Logo
Annual Fundraiser - Headquarters Logo
Annual Fundraiser - Akin Gump Logo

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