2013 Benefit for Innocence

  • 05:00 PM
  • Graves Hotel Minneapolis



We are proud to announce that exoneree and NFL hopeful Brian Banks will be this year’s keynote speaker. In 2002, Mr. Banks was a high school football star on his way to playing college ball for the national powerhouse USC Trojans. After being falsely accused of rape by a classmate, Mr. Banks spent over five years in prison before having his conviction overturned with the help of the California Innocence Project. Mr. Banks was recently profiled on 60 Minutes and you can watch the video of that segment to the left.

The evening’s program features silent and live auctions, dinner, and a presentation by Mr. Banks. Sponsors also have the opportunity to attend an exclusive Meet and Greet cocktail reception with Mr. Banks.

The gala will take place at the Graves Hotel in Minneapolis from 5pm to 8:30pm.

For sponsorship information or to donate to our silent or live auctions, contact Erika Applebaum by email or phone 65.1523.3152.  You can also download a Sponsor Packet or complete an Auction Donation Form.


2013 Benefit for Innocence Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Acesse Marketing

Platinum Sponsors

Dorsey & Whitney
Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon & Vogt, PA
Fredrickson & Byron PA
Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP
Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi, LLP

Gold Sponors

Kelley Wolter & Scott, PA
Lindquist & Vennum LLP

Silver Sponsors

Dr. Andrew Baker
Family Solutions Law Group
Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp LLP
Hamline University School of Law
Jon Hopeman
Kelly & Jacobson
Meshbesher & Spence
Minnesota Lawyer
Dr. Lindsey Thomas
Thomson Reuters
Winthrop & Weinstine, PA
Wold Morrison Law
Xcel Energy

Previous Gala Speakers

Betty Anne Waters
Jeffrey Toobin
Al Franken
John Grisham
Scott Turow
Kirk Bloodsworth
Marc Simon
Janet Reno
Damien Echols
Peter Neufeld

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