Michael Baden

Forensic Pathologist

Kirk Bloodsworth

Exoneree, Anti-Death Penalty Advocate, and Jeweler

Pia Cohler

Philanthropist and Attorney

John Grisham

Advocate, Author and Board Member

Gala Co-chairs

Tony Goldwyn

Actor, Director and Producer

Brett Hart

President of United Airlines

Sara Naison-Tarajano

Partner at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

About the Event

A Celebration of Freedom & Justice
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Cipriani Wall Street

Cocktail Reception | 6:30 p.m.
Dinner & Program | 7:30 p.m.
Festive Attire

Join us for an inspirational evening honoring exceptional heroes and partners in the Innocence Project’s fight to free the innocent and prevent future wrongful convictions. Hear from the freed and exonerated people whose stories are at the heart of our work and celebrate their return home.

Contact the gala office at 646.842.1647 or [email protected]

Freedom and Justice Champion

Pia and Matt Cohler

Goldman Sachs Gives

Sara Naison-Tarajano and Orestes Tarajano / Goldman Sachs Gives

United Airlines


Wendy Nacht and John Motulsky

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP - New York


Adele Bernhard and Peter J. Neufeld

Chicago Title Insurance Company

Karen and Gordon DuGan

Kathy O. Greenberg

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Renee and John Grisham

Agnes Gund

Wilma and Howard Kaye

Jane Musky and Tony Goldwyn

Neufeld Scheck Brustin Hoffmann & Freudenberger, LLP

Sharon and Robert Prince

Vered Rabia

Dorothy Rick and Barry C. Scheck

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - New York

Doris and Stanley Tananbaum Foundation / Andrew Tananbaum and Family


Arnold & Porter

The Ron Conway Family

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation

Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek

Emma Freudenberger & Chris Strong

Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP

Jones Day

David and Katie Keenan

New York Jets Foundation

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Linda Siegel and Nick Brustin

Jack Taylor and Kristalina Taylor

Changemaker Sponsor

Arnold & Porter

Cynthia and Paul Augustine

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Jay and Wendy Birnbaum

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Burns & McDonnell

Dodge & Cox

Iaian Drayton / Goldman Sachs Gives

Rodney Ellis and Licia Green-Ellis

GFP Real Estate

Eleni and Sujay Jaswa

Jenner & Block LLP

Katherine and Peter Lyon / Goldman Sachs Gives

Reed Smith LLP

Mary Mattingly and Steve Reiss

The Morton Family

Alondra Nelson and Garraud Etienne

Penguin Random House

Jessica Roth and Ben Lawsky

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Stephen and Margaret Cook Schulte

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Shulman DeMeo Asset Management LLC

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

The Sky Foundation

Winston & Strawn LLP