Last week, over 800 of our supporters gathered in San Francisco for Giffords Law Center’s 25th Anniversary Dinner. It was simply an incredible evening—one that renewed our spirit and resolve and reminded us why we fight each day for a safer America, no matter what we’re up against. We looked back at our organization’s history, paid tribute to the lives lost in the 101 California shooting, and looked forward to the promise of the next generation.
We gave Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton our Courageous Leadership Award for her unwavering support of safer gun laws, and for inspiring the next generation to fight for progress. We also honored the outstanding student activists of 2018 with our Lifesaving Service Award. This award was accepted by three students, one from Chicago and two from Parkland—Ke’Shon Newman, Kayla Schaefer, and Olivia Wesch—who are demanding action and accountability from our leaders. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman received the Odgers Pro Bono Partnership Award for the many years they have spent helping us craft effective policy and defend existing gun safety laws.
We are exceedingly grateful for the sponsors and supporters who made this evening possible, and whose generosity and commitment fuels our work every day.