IPNW's Annual Benefit & Awards Dinner
On June 1, 2018 over 290 community members, exonerees, and Innocence Project Northwest supporters came together to celebrate survivors of wrongful conviction, honor community champions for social justice, and raise funds to free more innocent people in Washington State. The evening featured the inspiring story of IPNW freed client, Lester Griffin. The event also included a brief awards ceremony, highlighting the work of the firm of Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna and Senator Jamie Pedersen.
Innocence Project Northwest thanks the many donors, sponsors and volunteers who helped raise over $100,000 to fight for justice for innocent prisoners in Washington State!
2018 Guest Speaker: IPNW Freed Client, Lester Griffin
Lester Griffin spent eight years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. In 2017 he was freed from prison and reunited with his wife and two children, thanks to the generous support of IPNW donors and the hard work of IPNW attorneys, staff, students and volunteers.
See highlights from the 2017 Stand for Innocence
Congratulations to our 2018 award recipients!
Senator Jamie Pedersen
Innocence Champion Award
Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna
The Larry Davis Innocence Advocate Award presented by the Connelly Law Offices
Past Award Recipients
Congressman Adam Smith, 2013 Innocence Advocate
Jack & Leslie Hamann, 2013 Innocence Champion
Joseph Pierce, 2013 Pro Bono Award
Duane Statler, 2014 Innocence Advocate
Rep. Tina Orwall, 2014 Innocence Champion
Dian Meyers, 2015 Innocence Advocate
Matthew Zuchetto, 2015 Innocence Champion
Jon Eldan, 2015 Pro Bono Award
Kevin Curtis, 2016 Innocence Champion
J. Christopher Baird, 2016 Pro Bono Award
Casey Stamm, 2017 Innocence Champion
Alejandra Ganza, 2017 Innocence Advocate
Thank you to our sponsors!
Innocence Project Northwest thanks the following generous donors who have made generous gifts and in-kind contributions to support the 2018 Stand for Innocence Benefit & Awards Dinner and to help us continue freeing the innocent in Washington.
Connelly Law Offices
Tom Douglas Restaurants
Gold Table Sponsors
Jackie McMurtrie and Bill Gales
MacDonald Hoague and Bayless
Smith Goodfriend, P.S.
Terrell Marshall PLLC
Special thanks to...
Fremont Brewing for donating their delicious Universale Pale Ale for guests to enjoy at the event
2018 Stand for Innocence Event Committee Members: Loretta Douglas, Sarah Moran, Emily Negley and Esther Park