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THE INNOCENCE PROJECT ANNUAL REPORT 2010

BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW, YESHIVA UNIVERSITY


CONTENTS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS FEATURES


Michelle Adams
Executive Committee Member 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Laura Arnold CASE EVALUATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Gordon DuGan
LITIGATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Senator Rodney Ellis
Board Chair CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Jason Flom
SOCIAL WORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
John Grisham
Calvin C. Johnson, Jr. PUBLIC EDUCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Dr. Eric S. Lander OUR SUPPORTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Hon. Janet Reno
Emeritus Board Member
DEPARTMENTS
Rossana Rosado
Matthew Rothman LETTER FROM THE CO-DIRECTORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Stephen Schulte FINANCIAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Board Vice Chair
Bonnie Steingart SUPPORTERS LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Chief Darrel Stephens LETTER FROM BOARD CHAIR AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Andrew H. Tananbaum
Jack Taylor
Board Treasurer

On the cover: Cornelius Dupree, center, celebrates with his Innocence Project attorneys, Nina Morrison and
Co-Director Barry Scheck, as a Texas judge declares him innocent on January 4, 2011.
PLANNING THE FUTURE OF THE INNOCENCE PROJECT
This past year, the Innocence Project celebrated the exoneration of Freddie Peacock, who became the 250th person to be
cleared by DNA evidence in February 2010. But this important milestone is just a prelude, an early chapter in our young
organization’s history. While we remain committed to the important work of using DNA evidence to clear those who have
been wrongfully convicted, we believe we can do even more to leverage the power of these remarkable stories to bring about
fundamental improvement in our deeply flawed criminal justice system.

We’re still in the initial stages of our long term planning process, but we’re thinking big. In just 19 years, there has been a
major shift in the way the public and policymakers – from the left, right and center – perceive the criminal justice system.
Before, most people assumed the system always got it right. But thanks to the tireless work of our staff members who have
carefully screened nearly 40,000 letters, tracked down decades-old evidence reported to be lost or destroyed and skillfully
litigated complicated issues novel to many courts, we have steadily convinced the nation that innocent lives are being
destroyed by a system that must be fixed.

We continue to make significant progress implementing reforms to correct the leading causes of wrongful convictions –
eyewitness misidentification, faulty forensics, false confessions, prosecutorial and police misconduct, ineffective defense
attorneys and jailhouse informants. But what’s especially promising is an emerging consensus that the system has devolved
into inefficient bureaucracies strangled by scarce resources, and it must be completely overhauled.

The Innocence Project is taking a leadership role in these efforts to undertake fundamental restructuring of the system because
our reform agenda and core message resonate with all who care about protecting the innocent, identifying the guilty and
correcting injustice. Of course this work won’t be possible without the continued support of so many generous donors who
share our vision of a more just society. We hope we can continue to count on you as we begin to tackle some of the larger
problems in criminal justice.

– PETER NEUFELD, CO-DIRECTOR


BARRY SCHECK, CO-DIRECTOR

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2010 YEAR IN REVIEW
The Innocence Project thanks our colleagues and partners throughout the criminal justice system and
around the country for the perseverance that led to these many achievements in 2010.

JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH


As the year begins, the Innocence Project Three states introduce
Innocence Project is client Freddie Peacock arson resolutions to
actively evaluating nearly is exonerated through prevent wrongful
10,000 cases. DNA testing 34 years convictions based on
after his wrongful outdated and invalid
conviction for rape. arson science; Ohio
passes major package
of reforms on wrongful
convictions.

APRIL MAY JUNE


Innocence Project Alaska becomes the New Jersey Special
client Frank Sterling is 48th state to enact a Master calls for major
exonerated through post-conviction DNA overhaul of legal
DNA testing after over access law, leaving only standards in eyewitness
17 years of wrongful Massachusetts and identification procedures
imprisonment for Oklahoma without after the Innocence
murder; Innocence such laws. Project presents
Project social workers testimony at a special
spearhead effort to bring hearing on police
over 80 exonerees to the lineups.
Innocence Network
Conference in Atlanta.

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JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER
The U.S. House of Rhode Island begins Oklahoma Justice
Representatives passes review of eyewitness Commission is created
legislation in support identification procedures, after years of advocacy
of a national criminal resulting in the statewide by the Innocence Project
justice reform embrace of reforms. and local partners. The
commission. Justice Commission
will review the state’s
criminal justice system
and propose reforms
to prevent wrongful
convictions.

OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER


Fox Searchlight’s DNA testing secured Innocence Network
“Conviction,” premieres by the Innocence announces that 29
starring Hilary Swank. Project seriously wrongfully convicted
“Conviction” tells the undermines the people were exonerated
story of Betty Anne legitimacy of Claude by Network projects
Waters, who put herself Jones’ Texas execution in 2010.
through law school and in 2000.
teamed with the
Innocence Project to
prove her brother’s
innocence in 2001.

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OVER 3,000
PRISONERS WRITE TO THE
INNOCENCE PROJECT FOR HELP EACH YEAR
CASE EVALUATION
In 2010, the Innocence Project received 3,120 new requests for assistance from prisoners with LETTER TO THE
INNOCENCE PROJECT FROM
claims of innocence. The constant need for our legal services is astounding. There is no way of RONNIE TAYLOR
knowing how many innocent people are behind bars, but even if only one percent of the over two WRONGFULLY CONVICTED IN 1995
AND EXONERATED THROUGH DNA
million Americans behind bars were innocent, that would mean 20,000 people are serving time TESTING IN 2008
for crimes they didn’t commit. Studies suggest that the percentage of wrongfully convicted may “I need help in paying for
my DNA testing to prove my
be much higher. These wrongfully convicted men and women are turning to the Innocence Project innocence. I have exhausted
for help. all my appeals so this DNA test is my last resort.”

The Innocence Project responds to every request. If we don’t hear back, we try again – just in case LETTER TO THE
INNOCENCE PROJECT FROM
the envelope got lost in a prison mailroom. Many exonerees have told us about the glimmer of hope MARVIN ANDERSON
they felt upon receiving that first piece of correspondence. The Innocence Project does not attempt WRONGFULLY CONVICTED IN 1982

to evaluate whether a prisoner looks guilty or innocent on paper. Instead, we analyze each case to AND EXONERATED THROUGH DNA
TESTING IN 2002
see if DNA evidence might be available and whether that DNA evidence could be definitive enough “I refuse to give up fighting
to prove innocence. Those that will become Innocence Project clients are assigned a staff attorney for my freedom, rights and
justices. I am asking you, no,
and a Cardozo clinic student to take their case. But the staunch advocacy we offer to the wrongfully I am pleading for help from your organization.”
convicted begins long before, with that first piece of mail.

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LITIGATION
Every year, Innocence Project attorneys handle a demanding caseload. In 2010, our seven staff FREDDIE PEACOCK
WRONGFULLY CONVICTED IN 1976 AND
attorneys and 18 Cardozo law clinic students represented or assisted 289 clients from 38 states. EXONERATED THROUGH DNA TESTING

Proving a client’s innocence is never as easy as a single DNA test. It requires tracking down legal IN 2010
“I had two monkeys on
documents, hunting for biological evidence, and fighting to win post-conviction DNA testing and a my back, mental illness
prisoner’s release. With help from Cardozo clinic students and law firms who provide pro bono and wrongful conviction.
I’m very grateful to the
assistance, the Innocence Project meets the demand. Over 260 people have been exonerated Innocence Project for
through DNA testing. The Innocence Project represented or consulted in the majority of those cases. helping me get rid of one of them.”

Two Innocence Project clients, Freddie Peacock and Frank Sterling, were proven innocent through FRANK STERLING
WRONGFULLY CONVICTED IN 1992 AND
post-conviction DNA testing in 2010, and posthumous DNA testing fundamentally challenged the EXONERATED THROUGH DNA TESTING
Texas execution of Claude Jones. The Innocence Project also weighed in on important cases involving IN 2010

issues of wrongful conviction by acting as a “friend of the court.” In 2010, the Innocence Project – “When I heard that I had
been cleared, I didn’t
either alone or with the Innocence Network – filed friend-of-the-court briefs in 12 state and federal believe it. Even when I was
cases. These cases help set legal precedent, protect the rights of prisoners with innocence claims and going to court, I didn’t
believe it. I had been
challenge systemic shortcomings such as prosecutorial misconduct, inadequate defense, forensic error knocked down so many times and there were so many
and more. Meanwhile, Innocence Project attorneys are pursuing justice in each of our pending cases, delays. I thought, ‘When I walk out the front door maybe
I’ll believe it.’ Then, I did walk out. I had a feeling of
and the hard work that will bring new victories in 2011 has already begun. elation and I thought, wow, I really am coming home.”

Opposite page: The Innocence Project team at Freddie Peacock’s


exoneration in February. From left to right: Social worker Karen Wolff,
Cardozo clinic student Jessica Smith, Co-Director Peter Neufeld,
Freddie Peacock, Staff Attorney Olga Akselrod, Senior Case Analyst
Maggie Taylor.

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WE PROVIDE LEGAL ADVOCACY TO

NEARLY 300
PEOPLE CLAIMING INNOCENCE

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WE HELP PREVENT
COUNTLESS WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS
BEFORE THEY HAPPEN

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
With help from lawmakers and partners in every area of the criminal justice system – prosecutors, COLONEL BRENDAN DOHERTY
RHODE ISLAND STATE POLICE
defense attorneys, law enforcement, victims’ rights groups and exonerees – the Innocence Project SUPERINTENDENT

is transforming the system. In 2010, we helped pass 16 innocence-related bills in 11 states and “It’s one thing to sit in a
room full of criminal
helped introduce legislation for a national criminal justice reform commission. This year marked defense attorneys and have
important improvements to police lineup procedures in Rhode Island, new allowances for post- them point the finger and
say that everything police
conviction DNA testing in Alaska, a criminal justice reform commission in Oklahoma and more. do is wrong. The Innocence
Landmark legislation passed in Ohio, with more comprehensive changes to police practices than in Project doesn’t take that approach. They have built a lot
any other state, including the recording of interrogations and new requirements for police lineups. of consensus and common ground.”

PENNSYLVANIA STATE SENATOR


These new laws and others will help protect Americans from wrongful conviction and ensure that STEWART GREENLEAF
real perpetrators don’t evade justice when an innocent person is apprehended. They will make CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE JUDICIARY

it easier for wrongfully convicted prisoners to prove their innocence through post-conviction COMMITTEE; SPONSOR OF LEGISLATION
THAT CREATED THE PENNSYLVANIA
DNA testing, and they’ll make it possible for even more of the newly exonerated to receive INNOCENCE COMMISSION

compensation. Since the Innocence Project became an independent non-profit organization in “I came to the state
legislature with a keen
2004, we have helped pass or improve nearly 70 laws nationwide. Thanks to our strong bipartisan interest in criminal
base, the Innocence Project has a unique ability to influence public policy even in this time of justice issues but from the vantage point of a former
prosecutor. As the Innocence Project uncovered more
tight budgets and passionate partisanship. cases of wrongly convicted individuals, I became
convinced that we needed to take a hard look at how
we were investigating and prosecuting cases.”

Opposite page: Ohio exonerees join the Governor at a historic bill


signing. From left to right: Rep. Carlton Weddington, Gov. Ted
Strickland, Sen. David Goodman and Ohio exonerees.

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SOCIAL WORK
Without a job, without health care, without a safety net, the newly exonerated face an uncertain JERRY MILLER
200TH DNA EXONEREE
future. The Innocence Project believes in continuing to help our clients after exoneration as they “When you get out after 26
confront new challenges. Months before each client’s exoneration, the Innocence Project prepares a years charged with rape, it’s
hard to get a job. Society
release plan that anticipates the short and long term needs of the exoneree and his or her family. failed me and then it failed
Although the heart of the plan centers on transitional needs, support may continue as long as the me again. I depend so much
on the Innocence Project.
exoneree seeks it. In 2010, the Innocence Project assisted 36 social work clients in 13 states. The The Innocence Project
Innocence Project’s Exoneree Fund provided thousands of dollars in housing, transportation, clothing recognizes those policies that don’t exist for exonerees.”
and other immediate and transitional needs to our clients.
SYLVIA BOUCHARD
MOTHER OF EXONEREE STEVEN BARNES
The Innocence Project’s social workers provide invaluable assistance, working with clients to solve “Not only did Steve have
the many problems they may encounter with reintegration – for example, finding transportation to to adjust, but we all had to
get to work, affording dental surgery after years of subpar prison health care or learning how to use adjust. I was very worried
in the beginning and very
the internet. For those problems that the Innocence Project can’t address, we advocate for better overprotective, and I would
state compensation laws and better state services for exonerees. Many of the exonerated have call Angela and she would
calm me down. It was a good
joined us in this legislative effort. Together, we work to clear a path for future exonerees, so that security blanket for all of us to know that there was a
the injustice they endure truly will end with exoneration. social worker just a phone call away.”

Opposite page: New York exoneree Dewey Bozella has become a boxing
trainer since his release in 2009. He is shown here training his
stepdaughter, Diamond Bell.

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INNOCENCE PROJECT CLIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
RECEIVE VITAL SUPPORT
BOTH PRE-AND POST-RELEASE

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PUBLIC EDUCATION
The Innocence Project believes that educating the public can create momentum for positive change FELIX NAVARRO
CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK STUDENT;
in the criminal justice system. People are naturally moved by stories of wrongful conviction and SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER &

want to get involved, whether their first introduction to the Innocence Project is through finding FLOM HONORS PROGRAM IN LEGAL
STUDIES; FOUNDING PRESIDENT OF THE
our website, hearing an exoneree speak or watching a news segment about our work. Thanks to CCNY PRISONER JUSTICE CLUB; NEW
overwhelming public support for innocence initiatives, the Innocence Project has become a powerful YORK NEEDS YOU FELLOW
“I invited an exoneree
force for change. speaker to my school
because I wanted to raise awareness about the Innocence
In 2010, thousands of new audiences learned about wrongful conviction through “Conviction,” Project and what you do. I think it’s amazing how DNA
a major motion picture starring Hilary Swank and featuring Peter Gallagher as Innocence Project exonerations show a lack of effectiveness in the system.
When I was first introduced to the Innocence Project, I
Co-Director Barry Scheck. The movie demonstrates the damage that wrongful convictions inflict was blown away by what I learned. I was originally
on ordinary people’s lives by telling the true story of Betty Anne Waters, a woman who dedicated interested in corporate law, but now I would like to work
for the Innocence Project or somehow have a deeper
herself to proving her brother’s innocence. Like Betty Anne, many exonerees and their family engagement in public service.”
members are partnering with the Innocence Project to spread the word about our work. Their
triumph over tragedy inspires people nationwide to tell their friends, write to their legislators and SARA ZAFAR
ATTORNEY AT LAW, KANSAS
build the potential for a better criminal justice system. “When Cameron Todd
Willingham’s story came to
light, I was riveted to the
Innocence Project blog. I
spread the word about your
work by sharing articles on
the blog through Google
Reader, re-tweeting articles and interacting with Twitter,
and through “liking” articles on Facebook, which helps
the Innocence Project reach a wider audience.”

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THROUGH MEDIA, WEB AND GRASSROOTS EFFORTS,
OUR MESSAGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM HAS
REACHED MILLIONS WORLDWIDE

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OUR WORK WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF

THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS
FOUNDATIONS, CORPORATIONS AND LAW FIRMS

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OUR SUPPORTERS
Throughout the year, Innocence Project supporters rallied to free the innocent, reform the criminal HOWARD KAYE
FORMER CHAIRMAN OF KAYE INSURANCE
justice system and protect the rights of the exonerated. Our fourth annual benefit, “A Celebration ASSOCIATES, INC. AND PRIVATE INVESTOR

of Freedom and Justice,” was a record success, raising over $1 million in May. In October, “When you see a wrongful
conviction, you think, I
supporters spurred by the film “Conviction” came together at a star-studded event in its honor. never even had a problem
Meanwhile, our contributors across the country and abroad helped raise funds for the Innocence in the world. I really believe
that anyone could have
Project by sharing our work with their friends, neighbors and coworkers. Together, we are building this happen to them. But
a movement committed to justice. if you’re fortunate enough to have money and a good
background then you have a chance. The Innocence
Most of our clients are indigent – financially and emotionally depleted after years of legal battles. Project helps level the playing field.”

What the Innocence Project offers to them and their families is truly invaluable – freedom, a ANN MANDELBAUM
restored reputation and a chance to help fix the criminal justice system that contributed to their PROFESSOR OF FINE ARTS AT PRATT

wrongful conviction. On behalf of all of them, we thank you and we look forward to another INSTITUTE
“My father was imprisoned
successful year. when I was nine and
was eventually given a
presidential pardon.
There are many torturous
situations that people
endure, but spending decades in prison because of a
wrongful conviction is incomprehensible. The work of
the Innocence Project is a powerful force in addressing
such striking injustice.”

Opposite page: “A Celebration of Freedom and Justice” the Innocence


Project’s fourth annual gala, at Cipriani’s Wall Street in New York City.

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION
FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2009 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2010

Operating Revenue
Individuals $2,931,048
CORPORATIONS 1% YESHIVA UNIVERSITY 3%
FUNDRAISING 6% Foundations 1,582,833
EVENTS 9%
Corporations 128,109
Events 1,076,555
MANAGEMENT &
GENERAL 15% Yeshiva University 412,500
FOUNDATIONS 13% Investment Income 18,036
DONATED
Donated Services 6,172,176
SERVICES 50%
$12,321,257
INDIVIDUALS 24% PROGRAM Expenditures
SERVICES 79%
Program Services $9,618,636
Management & General 1,764,753
Fundraising 779,207

$12,162,596

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INNOCENCE PROJECT SUPPORTERS
The Innocence Project thanks our generous FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2009 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2010
supporters and regrets that we do not have
space to list them all. $100,000+ The Rhodebeck Charitable Trust Earle K. and Katherine F. Moore Foundation Anonymous (4)
Ammon Foundation Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. Neufeld Scheck and Brustin, LLP Applied Biosystems by Life Technologies
Laura and John Arnold Foundation Dorothy and Andrew H. Tananbaum Ralph E. Ogden Foundation The Arnold & Jeanne Bernstein Fund
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva Alan G. and Elaine Weiler Pinna6 Distributing Colorado Brescome Barton Inc.
University Working Assets/CREDO The Raiff Foundation Bulova Gale Foundation
Arlene and Arnold Goldstein Family Foundation Rebel Waltz, Inc. Jacob Burns Foundation
Renee and John Grisham $10,000 TO $24,999 Reliable Churchill, The Charmer Sunbelt Group Americo Cascella
Grousbeck Family Foundation Nina Abrams Fund Dorothy Rick and Barry C. Scheck Adam Chase
Peter B. Lewis AJA Charitable Foundation The Robertson Foundation Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP
Open Society Institute Anonymous (8) Matthew Rothman and Nancy Katz Daniel F. Cremins
The Pershing Square Foundation Theodore R. and Barbara B. Aronson Dr. Steve Safyer and Dr. Paula Marcus Davidoff Malito & Hutcher LLP
Adele Bernhard and Peter J. Neufeld Sheila Saltiel Dickstein Shapiro LLP
$50,000 TO $99,999 The Brightwater Fund Marjorie F. Schulte Scott and Evette Ferguson
Pasco and Christine Alfaro Louise & Arde Bulova Fund Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP First Presbyterian Church in the City of
Blue Ridge Foundation New York Frederick V. Davis Jr. Living Trust Allison Schwartz New York
Thomas Cooper in honor of Elvin Mayo Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Giving Fund Serendipity Foundation, Inc. Dora L. Foster Trust
Gordon and Karen DuGan Gillian and Josh Dubin Bob Smith and Deanna Clarkson Flavia and Barden Gale
Jason Flom Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation Michael A. Stocker Thomas Gallagher and Alice Jarcho
Fund for New Jersey Jay W. Eisenhofer Family Foundation Swartz Family Foundation in honor of Ina and Jeffrey Garten
Glazer's Wholesale Drug Company Empire Merchants LLC Mark Swartz Kathryn O. and Alan C. Greenberg
Jack D. and Doris M. Lynn Empire Merchants North, LLC Jack and Kristalina Taylor John D. Herlihy
The Mousetrap Foundation Susan and Leonard Feinstein Foundation Tides Foundation Sam Jain
The Estate of Deborah Jeane Palfrey The Gage Fund Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Inc. Bob Kagan and Paula Sunshine
Jeff Roberts and Alicia Fukunaga Benjamin Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel United Distributors of Delaware, The Kanbar Charitable Trust
The Roddick Foundation Jeffrey and Paula Gural The Charmer-Sunbelt Group Kekst and Company
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Ruth M. Holland H. van Ameringen Foundation Phillippe Laffont and Ana Diez De Rivera
Edith Tausner Revocable Trust Marc Joseph W.P. Carey Foundation Inc. The Lillian & Ira N. Langsan Foundation, Inc.
Jawed Karim Josh Wachs and Molly Levinson Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP
$25,000 TO $49,999 Charles Lawrence Keith and Clara Miller Washington Wholesale, The Charmer Reginald F. Lewis Foundation
Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band Foundation Sunbelt Group Monte Lipman
in CACF Arthur and Ruth Kohn Stacey and Jeffrey Weber Gary Lippman
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Benenson John Langan and Judith Nadell Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Lowenstein Sandler PC
Educational Foundation of America Kenneth G. and Elaine Langone William B. Wiener LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.
The Joseph and Claire Flom Foundation The Ruth and David Levine Charitable Gift Fund William and Jane Schloss Family Foundation MAH Foundation, Inc.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP The Lewis & Butler Foundation Winston & Strawn LLP Ian Maxtone-Graham
Sherry and Leo Frumkin Michael Lynton and Jamie Alter Marc and Pamela Zboch Mellen Foundation, Inc.
Wilma and Howard Kaye The Honorable and Mrs. Earle I. Mack Lucy Moore in memory of Mrs. Honora
Helen & William Mazer Foundation Alan Marcus and Bobbie Gottlieb $5,000 TO $9,999 Bouley Moore
Moët Hennessy USA Mayer Brown LLP Abraham Fuchsberg Family Foundation, Inc. Moors C. Myers
The Overbrook Foundation Milberg LLP The Kenneth Aidekman Family Foundation Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Frank and Denise Quattrone The Leo Model Foundation Dr. Noelie Alito Tom Ng

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Kevin L. Palmer International Society of Barristers Dr. Steven Burrall and Barbara A. Burrall Howard Friedman, Esq.
The Penates Foundation William I. Jacobs Arthur R. Burton Fross, Zelnick, Lehrman & Zissu, PC
Brian and Emilia Pfeifler John R.S. Jacobsson and Amy Jacobsson Bruce and Bettina S. Buschel Dallas L. Garbee
Reed Smith LLP Chris Kramer, DO Sheana W. and Lewis Butler Glenn A. Garber, Esq.
Philip W. Riskin Charitable Foundation LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics Cecily M. Carson Loraine F. Gardner and Daniel Dolgin
Kashauna and Jeff Roberts David and Frances Magee The Centech Group Neil H. and Elise Getz
Robert R. Robinson in memory of John H. Ann Mandelbaum David and Julie Chernow Tobias Klaus Giesen
Robinson John Marshall in honor of the exonerated Judith L. Chiara Karen E. Gifford and Rajesh Desai
Dr. Alain Roizen The McClain Family Fund J. Gregory Clare Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation
Margaret Cook Schulte and Stephen Schulte M. D. Miller Clayman & Rosenberg Naomi Glaser/Valera Global
Marvin Shanken Stephen T. Milligan Christian Clemenson Ruth O. and Robert J. Glass
The Law Office of Gerald L. Shargel Jennifer and David Millstone Dr. Mardge H. Cohen and Dr. Gordon Schiff The Glickenhaus Foundation
Showtime Networks Inc. Beth K. Pfeiffer Manny & Ruthy Cohen Foundation Jonathan Goldberg
Sirus Fund Richard S. and Barbara Z. Schiffrin Lenore C. Cooney Goldring, Hertz & Lichtenstein, LLP
Squire Sanders & Dempsey Philip and Kathy Seligmann James Cooper Steve Golob
Nicholas Stoller and Francesca Delbanco Kay and Rod W. Tyler Coopersmith's One of a Kind Tours in memory The Gottesman Fund
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Jennifer Valko of Ronald Stuart Coopersmith Colleen J. Graham
TAG Heuer Doug Wade Mark and Lucy Cornell Great Lakes Wine & Spirits
Richard J. Tarlow James K. Williams, III and Shirley D. Williams Debi Cornwall Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Betsy and Alan Vinegrad Zegar Family Foundation Everett R. Cowen Charitable Trust Hank and Karoly Gutman
BETTY ANNE WATERS RECEIVES FLOWERS AT THE INNOCENCE Rachel Lee Warren The Nathan Cummings Foundation Paul Halsch
David Weintraub $1,000 TO $2,499 Diane Cvetovich in memory of Cameron Todd The William H. & Mattie W. Harris Foundation
PROJECT’S BENEFIT IN HONOR OF “CONVICTION” IN OCTOBER
Francis H. Williams 1002 Foundation Willingham Jeff A. Herbers
2010. Todd Benton Willis and Jena Willis A Soldier of God, Jimmy Debevoise & Plimpton LLP John and Margaret Herke
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Air Traffic Control Education Fund, Inc. Mark J. and Marijean J. DeCesaris Jeremy Hockenstein and Joanna Samuels
INNOCENCE PROJECT TO HONOR BETTY ANNE WilmerHale Esmond and Marsha Alleyne Albert B. Del Masso Daniel Hogan
Jeffrey Altshuler Maddy deLone and Bobby Cohen Samuel J. Holtzman Family Foundation
WATERS AT 2011 GALA $2,500 TO $4,999 Anonymous (9) Charles Deschanel John Houston
The Innocence Project’s fifth annual benefit Anonymous (2) Attias Fund of the Liberty Hill Foundation Dr. John DiLiberti and Cynthia Jackson DiLiberti Alice Patricia Howard
Laurie Arbeiter and Jennifer Hobbs Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Bakersmith Stephen J. Doig and Marion E. Cass in honor of Daniel K. Hsiung
will recognize three honorees, including Elan Axelbank Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Professor Jameson Doig John and Janet Hudson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bernhard Nagelberg LLP Donna Karan International I Do Foundation
Betty Anne Waters, who fought for 18 years Alison Blood Baskes Family Foundation Sanford and Stacey Dumain Mark Iger
to prove her brother’s innocence. Waters’ Willard B. Brown C.B. and Marcia Bassity The Honorable Rodney Ellis and Licia Green-Ellis Fred C. Iklé
The Brownington Foundation Daniel Baumol Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP Ron Jabalee
story recently became the subject of a Richard and Lisa Cashin Bay Path College Dennis Esposito Dr. Murzy Jhabvala
major motion picture, “Conviction,” Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company Stephen and Thea M. Bell Raudline Etienne Christopher Johnson
Sanford M. Cohen, Esq. William J. and Rita L. Bender Dave Evans Anna Josenhans and Greg Hayden
starring Hilary Swank as Betty Anne and Neil R. Constable John Benis David Faden Jess Joseph
Sam Rockwell as her brother Kenny. Gene L. Deetz and Nancy S. Wong The Bernard & Audrey Berman Foundation Fedway Associates, Inc. Richard Kahn
The Eshe Fund Allan H. and Nancy S. Bernard Anchor Point Gift Fund of Bradley A. Feld and Kaiserman Foundation in honor of
“Conviction” Director Tony Goldwyn is the Famous Famiglia Dr. Carol A. Bernstein and Dr. Arthur T. M. Amy Batchelor Peter Neufeld
Honorary Chair of the 2011 gala, to be held Joan and Rick Francolini Meyerson Fendi Dr. Gary Kalkut and Amy Kalkut
Robert A. Friedman and Anita Davidson Susan Bernstein Brendan Ferriter Craig R. Kallman
at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan on Timothy R. and Kimberly C. Gartland David and Eunice Bigelow Foundation George and Naomi Fertitta Frances P. Kao
Samuel Goldberg & Sons Foundation, Inc. David Boettger Findlay Family Foundation Neal F. Kassell
Wednesday, May 4. Other honorees include Bradley L. Goldberg Family Foundation Michael Ray Bromwich Daniel Flannery The Kastia Foundation
Governor Jon S. Corzine for his leadership Ken Gottesman and Melissa Feinberg John Broude and Judy Rosenblum Julia Foster and David Bates Ira Stephen Kay
Richard Grasso Brown-Forman Michael Frampton Dennis H. Keith
in criminal justice reform in New Jersey, and Group Five, Inc. Bucknell University Michael Frank and Patricia A. Snyder Michael and Eleanora Kennedy
the law firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Hammond Family Foundation Mary L. Bundy Benjamin Freeman Kennedy Johnson Gallagher LLC
Dr. Paul Hartunian Elisa E. Burns, MD Seth Freeman Lambert and Sharon King
for their extensive pro bono work and
ongoing support of the Innocence Project.

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The Klion Springwater Coven Family Rita Hayworth Patrick The Martin Tananbaum Foundation, Inc. Carl and Rachel Berg
Foundation, Inc Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP in honor of Jessica Smith Jonathan Birkhahn and Alexis Brosen
Lorraine Coyle and G. Oliver Koppell Andrew Paules Tamsin Taylor Lowell and April Blankfort
David E. Koropp, Esq. Dr. Christopher Petruzzi and Georgina Petruzzi Thermodyne Engineering, Inc. Martha Tomhave Blauvelt
Robert M. Krolage Tru Pettigrew Betty Thomas Jeremy Bliss
Nancy Kronheim Phi Sigma Lambda Wilson and Sally Trammell Elisabeth M. Bolduc and Peter van Inwagen in
Ward La Fleur Ron Pile Douglas Vetter memory of Professor William Alston, George
Jon and Barbara Landau Andrew and Bertha Pilgrim Paul and Andreea Volosen B. van Inwagen and Conrad J. Bolduc
The Lander Family Mr. and Mrs. Arik Preis Karen E. Wagner and David Caplan Stephen Bomse, Esq.
Stephen Langdon Peter Primont May Wang William Buckman
Tien Le The Ragin Family Fund The Lynn Warshow Charitable Fund Miriam Buhl
Dr. Stephen S. Leavitt Ed Redlich and Sarah Timberman Warren T. Wasp, Jr. and Alexandra Wasp Dr. Anthony Burr and Eliza Slavet
Gerald B. Lefcourt, Esq. William Rinehart Adrienne Weisbart and Milton Calix Richard and Margaret Byess
Burton Lehman in honor of Stephen Schulte Joshua Ring Weston High School, Class of 2009 Campaign Consultation, Inc.
William Lehrer Charitable Fund Steve Robinson and Constance Kaiserman Whiteley and Nick Wheeler The Honorable Carlos Cardozo Campbell
Nathan D. Leight and Dr. Elizabeth Barkin Robinson Susan Whitehead Charles Carlson
Leight Ricki Roer and Paul McIsaac Allen and Beth Williams Bob and Debbie Cervenka
Allan J. Lenzner Royce Carlton, Inc. James K. Williams, Jr. Dr. Arvind Chandrakantan
Shannon and Thomas James Lepore Terry M. Rozdolsky Timothy Williams Garretson W. Chinn
John Levin and Diane Keefe Morris and Dorothy Rubinoff Foundation Williams & Connolly LLP Christ House-Spiritual Life Account
Rob Levine in memory of Dr. Morris, Dorothy and Curt M. Wilson Charles E. and Dee A. Clayman CAPTION: CARDOZO CLINIC STUDENTS AS FEATURED IN
Kevin and Erika Long Elayne Rubinoff David Wittig Lawrence Cleary COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT,
Nancy Lopez David Steven Rudolf William E. Wolcott W. George and Terri Cochran
Louis Vuitton, NA Alex and Polly Ryerson Nancy and James Wolf James M. Cole
CHRISTINE RAJ, LILLIAN RINGEL, RACHELLE FERNANDES,
John and Ann Mahoney Peter Safirstein George M. Woods, MD Frances Ferris Crocker JESSICA SMITH, NINA FRANK AND ERICA THAU.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Malkin Saints Wearing Glasses, Inc. Mildred J. Yearby Richard W. Davis
Juli Mallett Eric F. Saltzman and Victoria Munroe Constance Zalk Rose De Picciotto 2000 Revoc Trust COSMO EDITOR HOSTS PARTY FOR CARDOZO
Richard Mallinson Tammy Jo and Steven Sanders Marc J. Zeitlin in memory of Shelley Spear Dental Health Products
John A. Mambrino Josh Sapan and Ann Foley Rhonda and Michael Zero Jonathan V. Diamond CLINIC STUDENTS
Mandel Foundation Barbara A. Saurer and Charles B. White The Zucker Foundation Jeanne Dill
Kate White, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan
Gayle Marie Howard Schoninger Greg Dubin
James Mayo Scudder Family Foundation $500 TO $999 Ian Dumain and Bree Schonbrun magazine, hosted a party at her New York
Wynn McCloskey Vanessa Selbst William M. Abrams and Julie Salamon Steve and Lia Dunne
John C. Medcalf Robert Shainheit and Laura Blanco Alan Ackbarali Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Eagan
City home in January, in honor of the
Meister Seelig & Fein LLP Holly A. and Ralph J. Shapira Mark J. Adams Jason Ebaugh students from the Innocence Project Clinic
Alvin and Lisa Michaelson Elizabeth and Robert Sheehan Stephen D. Adams Lester Eber/Eber CT Slocum & Sons
Milberg LLP Hannah S. Sholl William Ahdritz Dianne Eberlein at the Cardozo School of Law. White
Mary W.T. Moore and David Moore Bruce and Jackie Shreves Alan R. Aho Lisa Eby in honor of Terry VanDuyn published “Their Year of Living Dangerously,”
Cynthia Morales Julienne Silverman Paul and Katherine Albitz Anne Ehrlich
The Nacchio Foundation Dalia Sirkin Tom Allingham Nicole Eitmann and John Presti in the January 2011 issue, an article about
Susan K. Nathan Erin and Patrick Sloane Alston & Bird, LLP Judith Fallon six Cardozo students and their work assisting
Muriel Neufeld Doug Smith Stewart and Daisy Alter Michael S. Feldberg and Ruth Lazarus
Colette Newman Edwin Smith Mark L. Amsterdam David A. and Gabrielle M. Fitzgerald the Innocence Project. Innocence Project
Shari Ober Tony Smith/Founder, VSA Consulting Anonymous (9) Doe Florsheim
Aria Foundation
Co-Directors Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld,
Liz and Gus Oliver Group, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd S. Foight
Lily Oliver Peter J. Solomon Company in honor of Andrew Arno Kristen Foster and Cardozo Dean Matthew Diller spoke to
Outten & Golden LLP Jason Flom Atlantic Recording Corporation Peter Frishauf
Paler Foundation, Inc. Barbara Sontag Ruth and Leon Back in memory of Sally Radic Debra Geroux
about 50 guests, including members of the
Thomas H. Papanek Brian Stube Walter A. Baker John Gibson Cardozo Board of Directors, members of the
Edward Parillon and Jennifer Phillips Timothy Sullivan Gabrielle Basora Roger Gilbert
Dr. Brian Park Alan Swanson Charles D. and Jennifer P. Beeler Elaine Gill Innocence Project Board of Directors,
John and Jessica Park Sy Syms Foundation Julian B. Bellenghi Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Godshalk, III Cardozo clinic students, and the six women
featured in the article.

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Mark Goldberg Josh Klausner and Hyatt Bass Donald Pedigo Reid Stewart
Laura Goldblum Matthew and Marijo Kobin Franny Beaty Perry Erin E. Swanson
Joe Goldenson and Ronnie Jacobs Charles Arthur Kohlhaas David M. Peze Gail Tanzer
Brad Goldman Cary and Mary Anne Krenk Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Josh Tarasoff
The Honorable Emily Jane Goodman Victoria Kummer Susan Butler Plum Helga Tarver
Benjamin J. Gord Joel Edward Lamb Jeffrey J. Pochowicz Robert H. Taylor
Tom and Jill Gottlieb The Lifshutz Foundation Curtis and Amanda Polk Grant Evan Teske
Michael Grabel Michelle Light Richard W. Poole Harshwardhan Thaker
Ruth and Stephen Grant Fund of Triangle Glenys Lobban Matthew and Lindsay Post Nancy Thatcher
Community Foundation Peter J. Lobert Leanne Press and Edward Hawthorne Jane Thomas
Dr. Jacob Grayson Mary Beth and David Lohuis PVC Distributors LLC Tropical Transfer, Inc.
Daniel Greaney Phoebe Santillana Love Daniel L. Rabinowitz Matthew Turner
Stephanie Green and Zeke Vanderhoek Ilis Luhur Jennie Rabinowitz Richard Valeriani
Mark and Jane Greene Matthew Mallow and Ellen Chesler Rand and Petrina Levy Sven van Teeffelen
John M. and Ila Gross Gene Manheim James and Lauren Record Brian Vaughan and Ruth McKee
Kurtis R. Gurley Anilkumar Mani Brian Reznick Donald Verger
Michael J. Hagan Dr. Bernard Marcus and Dr. Deborah Young Ellen and Mitchell B. Rick Paul R. Verkuil, Esq. and Dr. Judith Rodin
Halo Foundation Jesse Margolin-refers to Gala Gift, must check Ron and Janeen Joynt Laura Visitacion-Lewis
Zev Handel and Ju Namkung Gerald E. Martin David Rothstein Tom and Susan Warnes
Kerrigan Hanna The Honorable Gary F. Marton and Monique RRC Management Sarah F. Warren
MY MORNING JACKET LIVE IN CONCERT. Deanna Hare R. Marton Warren Rubin and Bernice Wollman Beverly Washington
Dozier Hasty and Nancy Havens Fred D. Mattocks, III William Rucklidge and Mona Akerblom Kevin Weaver
Sasha and Chris Heinz Henry Mautner Joel B. Rudin, Esq. Kate White
MUSICIANS SUPPORT INNOCENCE PROJECT Dr. Wendy Greene Helms and Russ Helms Abby Maxman and Charles Danzoll Carlo Sarmiento John and Marcia Wilkinson
Several popular musicians and music groups Stephanie Hershkovitz James E. and Barbara B. McCauley Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols in honor Lori Wilson
Barbara M. Hicks Mark McDermott of Nick Pileggi and Nora Ephron Steven M. Wilson and Nomi Silverman
recognized the Innocence Project at their Frank Holozubiec Blair Lynn Meisels and Alexis Ellen Meisels James Schainuck WinePress Publishing
2010 concerts – including Graham Nash Peter and Suzanne Hughes Metro Sales Incorporated The Schreiber Family Foundation - Ellen W. Benjamin Wolinsky
Susan C. Hyde in honor of Gordon F. Bill and Melodee Metzger McBride Peg Yorkin
of Crosby, Stills and Nash; My Morning DuGan, Esq. Jay Militscher Stephen J. Schulhofer and Laurie Wohl Eric Yttri
Patricia Impink Steve Miller Victor Schuster and Sandra Masur Grant Yuan
Jacket and Jackson Browne. The Louisville
Michael Inglis Michael W. Mitchell, Esq. Carl Schwab Stella Zahn
rock band My Morning Jacket donated a Into the Blue LLC Alan and Anne Morrison Joshua M. Segal and Jennifer S. Geetter Daniel Zalewski
Thomas Isaacson Martha Mortenson Mark S. Seidenfeld, Esq. Roger and Leesa Zissu
portion of ticket sales from their recent Aretha Jackson Ann Moscovitz John V. Sell
performances at Terminal 5 in New York James Harkins Maryanne Mott in memory of James William Constance Shapiro $200 TO $499
Dr. James Jensvold Kennedy Chris F. and Madaline W. Shearer Craig Ablah
City. Both My Morning Jacket and Jackson Francesca M. Jewels Murlan J. Murphy, Jr. in honor of the wedding Timothy Shepard and Andra Georges Marilynn Abrams
Browne invited the Innocence Project to Dr. Norma J. Johnson and Allen Ross of Chris Mills and Nora Murphy Delores J. Simmons Karen Acker
Randy Johnson Nora Murphy and Chris Mills Marc Simon Sandy Adams
host a table and engage concertgoers at John and Suzanne Kannarr Harrison Mylonas Dr. Ila Singh Ahimsa Fund of the Redwood Nonviolence
Eugene Neal Kaplan Steven Napolitano Bryon Slatten Community
their New York City shows. On behalf of the
Judy Kaplan Frances C. Nauss Gregory Slisz Eric and Marie-Jose Albert
legendary Crosby, Stills and Nash, Graham Ken Kaplan and Bob Katzberg Jim and Helen Stambler Neuberger Dr. Earl Smith Gary Alexander
Betty and Jim Kasson Paul Norder Mark Smoot Dr. David B. Allison
and Susan Nash donated a portion of the Darwin O. V. Alonso
Dr. Sheldon Katz in honor of Matthew Rothman David Oliver Dr. Sarah Snyder and Daniel Fine
proceeds from their 2010 tour to the Joan and Scott Kaufman Robert E. Oppenheimer in honor of Jude Guinn Jeff Shepard Sohm and Marcy Sohm Amy Anderson and George Somero
Herbert J. Kayden, MD and Gabrielle H. Gary Ostroff and Ellen Ray Jeffrey Soros Katherine Plante Anderson
Innocence Project as well. Reem, MD Dr. Cary Page Dr. George Ann Stallings in honor of all Patrick R. Anderson
Timothy Scott Kearns Shippen L. Page and Anne F. St. Goar the innocent ones Anonymous (10)
Spero Kessaris Margaret E. Parker Catherine Steen and Clive Polon, MD Anonymous in honor of Chuck & Peggy
Isabelle Kirshner Joel J. Paston Sarah Stern Smukler

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Anonymous in honor of Ryan & Toby Smukler Stephanie R. Bull Jordan A. Drachman and Efrat Zalishnick honor of Barbara & Irwin Schwartz
Amy Aquino and Drew McCoy Dr. JoAnne Burger and Professor Michael Caplan Margaret Drury Dr. David Gordon Greenberg
Frank Ascoli in honor of Maddy deLone William Dudley David Greenberg
Auto Leasing USA LLC Phoebe Burns Steven Economou Evan G. and Sascha Douglass Greenberg
Robert Ayers Dale Burwen Meeghan Prunty Edelstein Michael A. Greene
Hilary Ball David A. Cacela Charles Edlin Charitable Foundation in honor Iva Greenwald and Gary Struhl
Emmanuel Barbault Don Callarman of John Levin Christy L. Gressman
Ashok Bardhan David R. Cameron Sarah Eilers and Jon Cohen James Griffith
David H. Barkhuff Bill and Shirley Campbell Yoram Eisenstadter David and Kremena Gross
Suzee Barrabee Walter Caprez Elizabeth Ellers Dr. Daniel Gruskin in honor of Paula Gruskin
Kathleen Barthmaier Penny Carothers Jodi Erickson Ralph J. and Marsha Guggenheim
Joseph and Evalyn Basloe Jack Daryl Carpenter Micki Esposito Selvin Gumbs
Dr. James Basney Eleanor Cecil Evening Star Joinery Benjamin Gumpert
Cecily Bastedo Lisa Chang Michael Faccioli Dr. Lee Gurga
Thomas Batchelder Vicki G. Cheikes Jeffrey A. Fagan and Connie S. Fishman Andrew Gustin
Julia Batum Jonah J. Christian Jack and Reva Falk Daphna Gutman
Jeffrey John Becker in memory of Brian Chu Dr. Vickie Feldstein and Dennis Orwig Daniel A. and Susan Gutterman
Shelley Spear Joe Church Karen and Gene Ferraro Anne V. and Colin Gyles
Ryan Becker Philip Cialdella Michele Fillion Carl Hagen
Bill Becker Christopher G. Clautice Dr. Elizabeth Fine and J.A. Haber Joyce Hagen
Matthew Behrens William L. Clay, III Stacy Fischer Stuart Edmund Hagler THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH’S TARTAN FAIR.
Debbie Bell and Josh Freeman in honor Cloyd Family Rhonda Fister in honor of Mr. Martin Fister Jessica Hahn
of Maddy deLone Phil Cohen Fly Communications, Inc. Shalom Hahn
Michael G. Bell Yvette Cole Theresa Flynn Hal Hamer RELIGIOUS GROUPS HELP RAISE AWARENESS
Bruce Berg Calvin R. Coleman Eugene Forsyth Daniel Hamermesh ABOUT INNOCENCE PROJECT
Rachel and Charles Bernheim Richard Colgan Michael Fortier Bruce Hammond in honor of Earl and Johnie
John R. Bilderback James Collins Beth Foster Hammond, Dave and Pam Fuchs, Bruce Innocence Project supporters of different
Brian M. Bissonette Enrique Colomes Sallie W. Foster and Linda Hanson, Kit, Sandy and Matthew faiths are increasingly recognizing the
Kathleen and John W. Black Community Church of New York Unitarian Helen and Henry Freedman Hammond
Dick Blanchard Universalist Anne and Mike Freeman Sheriff J.E. ‘Chip’ Harding organization. For the second year, the
Kimberly Blanchard Congregation Shir Tikvah Akiva Freidlin Stephen M. and Debbie Harnik
Meredith Blank Ellen Connorton Harold Friedman Matthew Harris
First Presbyterian Church in New York has
Dorothy Boissonnas Bonnie Contreras Theodora Galabova Dr. BJ Hart donated a percentage of the proceeds of
G. Gordon Bonnyman, Jr. and Claudia C. Brad and Cindy Cook Stephen Daniel Gallagher Dr. Christine Hartmann
Bonnyman Larry N. Cooley Alexander Gann Kenneth and Phyllis Hayes their “Tartan Fair.” Last year’s Tartan Fair
Sylvia Bouchard Robert J. Cottrol Lourdes Garcia Kathryn Heflin and David Sadoff raised $5,000 for the Innocence Project.
Ronald and Phyllis Bourgois Niels Damrauer Jacob Garcowski David Henning
Stewart E. Bowen Michael B. de Leeuw Whitney and Nancy Garlinghouse Dennis W. and Ann Henry The Innocence Project has also become
Ron Bozman and Kyle McCarthy Debby M. Degnan L. Darryl Garnett Greg Hersch a cause of choice for Bar and Bat Mitzvah
Colleen Q. Brady Dr. Shlomo Dellal Jay Gellman Marc Hertzberg
Joseph Brady Sarah deLone Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Gelman in honor of Mel and Marie Hertzig celebrations, which traditionally include acts
Stephen and Kathleen Braga Tad DeOrio the marriage of Ben Gibbard and Andrea Hickey, Esq. of charity. This year, twins Sara and Adam
John and Andrea Brandt Noah Dephoure Zooey Deschanel Dr. Robert E. Hiller
Alison Wachtler Braunstein Anne DeSimone Charles E. Gibis and Mary Vavra-Gibis Mohamad Hindawi Caplan are speaking about the Innocence
Laurie D. Breitkopf and Gregory Mancuso John H. Dexter Roberta Gilbert and Joseph Barron Gary J. Hinze
James and Mary Breitlow Barry and Judith Dichter Susan Glassman Michael J. Hirschklau
Project at their June celebration. The two
Blair and Mary Brewster Thomas A. Dillon Tara Glenn Eric D. Holland became interested in the organization after
Jim Brock and Liz Watson Sharon M. and Ronald J. Dlugosz Diane Gold James Holthaus
Peter P. Brooks Mark Anthony Donaghy Adam B. Gottlieb Ralph Paul Horton following the case of Fernando Bermudez.
Natalie Brouwer Cynthia Donoghue Kenneth and Connie Graham Eve Howard Their mother, Karen Wagner, an attorney at
A. and B. Brown Alan Dossett Erin Drake Gray William R. and Cathy M. Huff
The Browns Mr. and Mrs. William C. Downey Leonora Green and James P. Green, Jr. in Thomas Hughes Davis Polk, assisted the Innocence Project in
writing a brief that helped secure his release.

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Juliann Rene Illescas Reverend Earl Koteen Lise A. Martina Beverly Norman-Cooper
Rachel Anne Inbar Victor A. and Sarah Kovner John Martinez Dana Novinskie
Michael G. Insalaco Natalie J. Kraner Chris Masters Tabitha R. Oman
Elyse Insel Kevin Kraus Catherine Matthews Freida Joy Orange
Rika Ito and Mike Flicker Olivia Kraus C.J. Mattison Alice Ordover
Steve G. Jackson Mikael Kristiansen Janet Maughan Dori Osborne
Steve Jaffe Edna Berk Kuhn, Esq. Alison Maynard Oskar Oskarson
Connie Jenkins Robert Dunstan Kuhn Malcolm and Sandra Mc Neil Peter P. Owen
Evan A. Jenness Carla Kuiken Gary L. McBee Bryant Page
Virginia Joffe Alex Kulcsar Bonnie McDonald Jason and Olivia Palmer
Calvin Johnson, Jr. Elizabeth Kunreuther Lorraine and Dennis McDonald Lynn M. Paltrow and Sara Krulwich
James and Sarah Johnson Ashok Kuppusamy Kathleen McGauran Carl J. Parker
John A. and Barbara E. Johnson Dallas L. and Jo Lacy Fielding M. McGehee, III and Rebecca Moore Mark W. Parrish
R. Eric Johnson Eliza and Steven Laganas Scott McGhee Lynne and Richard Pasculano
Ronald Johnson Laura Lakin Geraldine McGinty Rhonda L. Paulsen
Grant W. Johnston Paul Larsen Jim McHugh Isaac Payne
Renee J. Johnston Tamara C. Larsen Beverley P. McReynolds in honor of those Karim Peele
Sheldon E. Jones Dr. Roz Diane Lasker who work tirelessly to free those wrongfully Bill and Josianne Pennington in honor of
Eungie Joo in honor of Elaine H. Kim Dino L. LaVerghetta convicted Rachel Warren
William D. Joyce, Jr. and Judith K. Joyce Brian H. Leahy Dennis E. McSwain Abigail Penzell
BOB SHEEHAN RECEIVES THE FREEDOM AND JUSTICE AWARD ON Kathleen Judge Elizabeth Lemersal Emiliano Holliday Medrano Leonard and Ruth Perfido
BEHALF OF SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM AT THE James Justiss Chris Lenz Steve Mehojevich Richard J. Pernick
Anne I.P. Kadet Richard LeVee Arul A. Menezes and Lucy Vanderwende Carl W. Perrin
INNOCENCE PROJECT’S 2010 GALA. Peter C. Kahn in memory of Richard Goldberg Allison Levine Cameron Fox Meyer Laura S. Pinkert
Nicholas Kahn-Fogel Dr. David N. Levy Amber Dawn Miller Kimberly Pollak
LAW FIRMS DONATE $6 MILLION IN PRO Erica Kalick and Bob Secrist Jean Libera Marjorie Miller, Esq. and Sheldon M. Goldman Mark F. and Judith C. Pomerantz
Dina S. Kaplan and Glen P. Malia Leslie Lieber Gregory E. Mize Post Chronicle Corp.
BONO SERVICES Arlene Kappraff in honor of William Bernstein Leonard Lim in honor of Grant Yuan Bill and Marian Mogulescu Betty Potash
Some of the nation’s top law firms partner Peter Karczmar Steven Lippman Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co. Inc. Alison W. Powell
Anita B. Kartalopoulos Taino A. Lopez Mark Harlow Montgomery Jeremy Powers
with the Innocence Project to exonerate the Robert and Florence Kaufman Foundation Inc. Peter Los Dr. Thomas W. Moorman Allan J. Proctor
innocent and reform the criminal justice Richard Keenan and Kathleen McNamara Peter Lovenheim Roger Morehouse Daniel Feigal Prosser
David R. Keith Alex Lubar John W. Morris, Esq. Doreen Rainey
system. In 2010, 32 law firms provided pro Arnold Keller David M. Lundeen Kira Morrison Harinder Rana
Michael T. Kelly Ken Luymes Kenneth Motz Patrick and Angie Reilly
bono services on a variety of cases and
Coleman Kennedy Olga Lysenko Peter Muncie Loretta S. Reis
projects, including supporting the Susan deLone Kennedy and Lawrence Kennedy Anne Mackinnon John Murphy Jacqueline Resch
Beverly J. Keys Meaghan Mahoney Kim Michele Murphy in memory of James Jeffrey Ressler
Innocence Project’s work with the Texas Marcus Keyzer Allen G. Majors in honor of the Majors family Edward Murphy John and Virginia Rice
Forensic Science Commission, filing Dr. Linda Kinsinger Mandel Schneier Family Ragnar Naess Daniel Rich
Matthew R. Kirk Susan Rowan Manderson in memory of Julianne Nason Janis and James Richardson
Freedom of Information Act requests to Patricia Klees Robert Rampage Melissa Nazareth James C. and Kathie Richmond
research police procedures, and assisting Dr. Nora Kleps Michelle Mandracchia Marc Neuberger Andy Riebs and Maureen Hogan
Alexander and Rebekah Klipper Judy Mann Katherine Hannah Neufeld Sarah E. Riegelmann
with amicus cases in state and federal Clayton Knorr Nicolas Mansfield Ivor Neuschotz Jamie Rietema
courts. Arlene Koby Jane R. Marcus and Johnson M. Tyler Theodore Newman David W. and Nancy A. Roberts
Nancy Kofie Rachel R. Marcus and J. Edwin Atwood Tho Thi Nguyen and Anh M. Tran Nancy Roberts
Kiplund Kolkmeier Lynda Carter Markham Dennis D. and Nina L. Nichols Allastair Robertson
Dr. Robert C. Kolodny Terry A. Maroney Glenn Nick Michael C. Rodgers
Alphonse Kolodziejczak Pearl Alice Marsh Claire E. Nilson Remy Roizen
Frank B. Konhaus and Ellen Cassilly Douglas B. Marshall Richard L. Nilsson Oren Root
Alexander T. Korn Scott Marshall Misha Nonoo Robert and Gayle Rosen

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Jana E. Rouse Bruce A. Snyder Betty Wee The Innocence Project
Lucy Rubin Debra A. Snyder Elayne Weiss thanks the following
THE INNOCENCE PROJECT RECOGNIZES
Lauren E. Ruttkamp in memory of Eileen C. Solla-Diaz Dede Welles and Mark Gimbel companies that have THE FOLLOWING LAW FIRMS AND LEGAL
Chakey Hampikian Chehie Songstad Thomas John Wersto supported us through their
Edward P. Sabin in honor of lifers in Chehie Songstad in honor of Jake Elwood Sonja R. West and Robert Fezekas matching gift programs ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR SIGNIFICANT
Maryland with inadequate counsel Lonnie Soury Mark R. and Betsy Westhoff Adobe Systems Incorporated CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR WORK IN 2010
John Saecker Tobi St. John Kim White Allstate Giving Campaign
Jim Salutz John Stephenson Sherryl Whitten-Jacobs ACLU of Ohio; Adams & Reese LLP; Allan
BP Fabric of America Inc.
Radhika N. Sambamurti David H. and Aimee S. Steven Anne and Arthur Wichman Bristol-Myers Squibb N. Karlin & Associates; Alston & Bird; Bryan
Debra Samuelson Robert and Helene Stone Judith Wiesberg Chevron Humankind
Kenneth Sandbank Lee Joseph Stonum in honor of Mr. Gary Lee Christopher Wiley Cave LLP; Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP;
The Clorox Company Foundation
Bruce Sanderov Stonum and Judge Marilyn Shea-Stonum Clark K. Williams Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Evans, Daniel,
Kristen Santillo Stratus Consulting Inc. Garry Williams Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Gregg M. and Alsou Saunders Shea and Patrick Streidl Langdon P. Williams, Jr. GE Foundation
Moore, Evans & Lazarus; Fried, Frank,
Dean Schaffer David Strome Monica Wilson Goldman Sachs & Co. Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Gibbons
Donald and Linda Schapiro Craig Stuart Ellen Winn Google
George M. Schisler, Jr. Susan Davis Stumpp Ellen Winner and David Lewis HP Company Foundation PC; Robert Hinton & Associates PC; Hogan
Kate and Arnold Schmeidler Deborah Styka Garen John Wintemute Kraft Foods
Ron Schnell David B. Sullivan Donald and Connie Winters
Lovells; Holland & Knight LLP; Jones Day;
Lexis Nexis Cares
Greg Scholand Kathleen Swift Araya Wodajo McDonald's Corporation The Klammer Law Office, Ltd.; Kroll;
Don Schricker Zoe Tananbaum Henry J. Wolfinger Merck Partnership for Giving
Linda Schroeder in memory of Mrs. Julie Catherine Tarasoff Patty Woo and Steve Poretzky Lowenstein Sandler PC; McGuireWoods
Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc.
Kathleen Philbrook Tekserve Corporation Jeffrey S. and Gro V. Wood Microsoft LLP; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP;
Richard A. Schumacher Patrick Thomson Mick Woynarowski and Corey Endo Prudential Foundation
Alan and Katherine Scott in honor of the Teresa Todaro in honor of Philip Spector Albert C. Wright Morrison & Foerster LLP; Paul, Weiss,
Russell Investments
wedding of Sarah Colt and Noah Dephoure Christine Tondrick Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wyman Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Raley
Eric A. Seiff Jay Topkis Mildred M. Yi UBS
Jennifer Selby Kelli Trautweiler Alice Young and Thomas Shortall & Bowick LLP; Ransom Blackman LLP;
Michael R. Shannon Sarah Jane T.C. Truong Tom and Clelia Zacharias
Ringsmuth & Ringsmuth; Schulte Roth &
Tracy Sharpe Jerry and Elizabeth Tull Diane Zahn
Hilary Sheard Julie Turner Ella Zarky Zabel LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher
Tony Shih Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin Gabriel Zimmerman
Tom and Michele Shpetner Michael Upchurch Michael and Barbara Zimmerman
& Flom LLP; Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
Robert and Carol Shurman Irene M. Urquhart to see innocent men freed Julia Zuckerman LLP; Travers Smith LLP; Weil, Gotshal &
James Siegel Francis Uzzi, Esq.
Harvey A. Silverglate and Elsa Dorfman Jill van Berg Manges LLP; Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP;
Emily Silverman Jonathan Varner Winston & Strawn LLP; Wise Carter Child
Alexandra Simmonds Constance V. Vecchione
Sharon Simmons Heather Dawn Verbeck & Caraway PA
Jonathan and Cipora Simms Luyen T. Vo
Mortimer Singer Maurice Volaski
Jennifer Singleton Keynes D. Von Elsner
Joyce Sirlin-Rand Bill Wallace
Rita Sislen Oliver and Sidney Walter in memory of
Ashley R. Skaflestad Steven R. Van Winkle
Sita Slavov Joan M. Warburg
Harvey and Kathy Sloane Robert J. Ward
Jane Simkin Smith Daniel M. Wasser
Kent E. Smith Donald M. Waterbury
Steven M. Smith and Sandra L. DeSmith Tannis Watkins
Mikie L. Snell Stacey and Jeffrey Weber in honor of
Charles and Leslie Snorf Drew Grey

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PARTNERS IN JUSTICE
After seven productive years at 100 Fifth Avenue, we had simply outgrown our space. Seven years ago, we were just getting
established as an independent non-profit organization, though one still closely affiliated with the Cardozo School of Law where
we were founded in 1992. Today, we have a staff of 50, a legal clinic of 18 Cardozo law students, and a new office space
that better suits the needs of our growing organization. Such rapid growth would not have been possible without your support,
and we thank you.

We credit our success on the strength of the relationships we have formed along the way. We are strengthening and diversifying
our Board of Directors, which has 15 members who share our ambition. We are collaborating with the Innocence Network (an
affiliation of organizations dedicated to overturning wrongful convictions and improving the criminal justice system) on legal
strategies and policy initiatives. As a founding member of the Network, we have assisted in its development and direction.

We are garnering the support of the nation’s leading law firms, who provide millions in pro bono assistance every year. Among
other things, these law firms increase our capacity to participate in debates about innocence issues in courts nationwide, and
they help us take on complex research projects in the criminal justice reform arena.

Partnering with law enforcement, prosecutors, legal organizations and victims’ rights groups has allowed us to build consensus
around innocence issues because no one benefits from a wrongful conviction. Teaming with legislators has enabled the passage
of critical state and national criminal justice reforms. Our exonerated clients and their family members are also strong allies,
speaking out about the hardships they endured so that the system can learn from the mistakes made in their cases.

The preceding pages showcase many of the Innocence Project’s recent accomplishments. But behind every success story lies
a full cast of characters – Innocence Project staff and Cardozo students, board members, exonerees, lawmakers, lawyers, and
you, our supporters. As we settle into our new space at 40 Worth Street, we prepare to launch the next phase of our growth.
With great excitement, we invite you to join in our continued efforts to make the criminal justice system more fair and more
just in the years ahead.

– SENATOR RODNEY ELLIS, BOARD CHAIR


MADDY DELONE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

26 THE INNOCENCE PROJECT ANNUAL REPORT 2010


OUR STAFF

Olga Akselrod: Staff Attorney, Angela Amel: Director of Social Work and Associate Director of Operations/Litigation Department, Anna Arons, Paralegal, Corinne Audet: Finance
and Human Resources Associate, Elena Aviles: Document Manager, Rebecca Brown: Senior Policy Advocate for State Affairs, Paul Cates: Director of Communications, Sarah Chu:
Forensic Policy Associate, Scott Clugstone: Director of Finance and Administration, Craig Cooley: Staff Attorney, Ariana Costakes: Receptionist, Valencia Craig: Case Management
Database Administrator, Hensleigh Crowell: Paralegal, Jamie Cunningham: Policy Associate, Huy Dao: Case Director, Madeline deLone: Executive Director, Ana Marie Diaz: Case
Assistant, Nicholas Goodness: Case Analyst, Edwin Grimsley: Case Analyst, Caitlin Hanvey: Development Assistant, Nicole Leigh Harris: Policy Analyst, Barbara Hertel: Finance
Associate, William D. Ingram: Case Assistant, Jeffrey Johnson: Office Manager, Matt Kelley: Online Communications Manager, Jason Kreag: Staff Attorney, Jason Lantz: Assistant
Director, Information and Communications Technology, Audrey Levitin: Director of Development, David Loftis: Managing Attorney, Laura Ma: Assistant Director, Donor Services,
Alba Morales: Staff Attorney, Nina Morrison: Senior Staff Attorney, Cristina Najarro: Paralegal, Peter Neufeld: Co-Director, Jung-Hee Oh: Administrative Associate, Legal
Department, Charlie Piper: Special Assistant, Vanessa Potkin: Senior Staff Attorney, Kristin Pulkkinen: Assistant Director of Development for Individual Giving, N. Anthony
Richardson: Assistant and Database Administrator, Richard Salatiello: Director of Institutional Giving, Stephen Saloom: Policy Director, Alana Salzberg: Communications Associate,
Barry Scheck: Co-Director, Chester Soria: Communications Assistant, Maggie Taylor: Senior Case Analyst, Elizabeth Vaca: Assistant to the Directors, Marc Vega: Case Assistant,
Elizabeth Webster: Publications Manager, Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg: Case Analyst, Emily West: Research Director, Karen Wolff: Social Worker

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The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo
School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. To date,
over 260 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 17 who served time on death
row. These people served an average of 13 years in prison before exoneration and release. The Innocence Project’s
full-time staff attorneys and Cardozo clinic students provided direct representation or critical assistance in most of
these cases. The Innocence Project’s groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided
irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects.
Now an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the
Innocence Project’s mission is nothing less than to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain
incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.

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