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Kenneth Thompson

Kenneth Thompson

The Pennsylvania Innocence Project’s Annual Celebration will be Wednesday, May 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, at WHYY Studios, 150 N. 6th Street. The celebration will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail party. The program will feature Mr. Kenneth Thompson, District Attorney for Brooklyn; recognized nationally for the creation of his office’s highly successful Conviction Review Unit (CRU). Mr. Thompson will receive the Hero of Justice Award; Bradley Bridge, Defender Association of Philadelphia, will receive the Maureen Rowley Award for his role in the reversal of over 1,000 drug convictions tainted by police misconduct;  and the Edward D. Ohlbaum Volunteer Award will be presented to Jeffrey Bresch and Katelyn Matscherz, Jones Day, for helping to win a new trial and release on bail for Crystal Weimer. Register for tickets, sponsorships, ads, and raffle tickets for the 2016 Annual Celebration

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits: The Sponsorship submission deadline is Monday, April 25, for inclusion in the event program. The deadline for the sponsor’s name  to be included on the event invitation has been pushed back to Wednesday, March 30. You still have time!

Pillar of Justice: $20,000 or above: Presenting sponsor of the event; Back cover ad of event program; Acknowledgment at the event; Name on invitation, website; Ten tickets

Champion of Justice: $10,000-$19,999: Acknowledgment at the event; Full page ad in event program; Name on invitation, website; Ten Tickets

Advocate for Justice: $5,000-$9,999: Half-page ad in program; Acknowledgment at the event; Name on invitation, website; Eight Tickets

Exonerator: $2,500-$4,999: Half-page ad in program; Name on invitation, website and listed in program; Six Tickets

Freedom Fighter: $1,000-$2,499: Name on invitation, website, listed in program; Four tickets

Friends of PIP: (individuals only): $500-$999: Name listed in program; Two tickets

Program Book Ads: If you would prefer simply to purchase an ad in the event program, please make a selection below. Image requirements: No bleed, 300 dpi PDF or jpeg with fonts embedded, full color or b/w.

Deadline to submit artwork is Thursday, April 29th.

Full page ad: $1,000          Full Page ad size: 5” Wide x 8” Height

Half page ad: $500            Half page ad size: 5”Wide x 3.875” Height

Quarter page ad: $250     Quarter page ad size: 5” Wide x 1.87” Height

Register for tickets, sponsorships, ads, and raffle tickets for the 2016 Annual Celebration

Enter the Silent Auction to Win a Vacation in Tuscany at Villa Sassella

home-image05Donated by Lisa Kabnick & John McFadden

What a truly fantastic getaway for families or friends to this historic villa in Compignano, Italy!  This converted farmhouse with five bedrooms and five bathrooms comfortably sleeps ten people.  The villa sits on more than 60 acres only 50 minutes from the Pisa Airport and an hour and a half from Florence.  Villa Sassella’s amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, large dining room, several sitting rooms, large pool, tennis court, game room, extensive gardens and olive groves!  The services of Rosella, the renowned cook, as well as tennis or Italian instructor(s) and a local guide/driver are available for additional fees.  Take advantage of a fabulous opportunity to immerse yourself in the Italian culture! Have a look at (password “Philadelphia”).

Starting bid at the silent auction on May 11 will be $5,000, or you can eliminate the bidding by purchasing this item now for $10,000. Register above!

Dates available: One week during the most desirable months – Spring through Fall 2017


Purchase Raffle Tickets to Win A Chance to Vacation in Colibri Cottage, Soufriere, St Lucia

St. Lucia Vew

Donated by Richard & Wendy Glazer and Michael Frances Baylson

A 4 1/2 hour direct flight from Philadelphia transports you and up to 11 others to Colibri Cottage, with 6 BR and 6 ensuite baths, overlooking the Caribbean and the iconic Pitons. While only steps to the beach, there is a 65’ infinity pool. Staff includes a gourmet cook/ housekeeper and gardener.

The dates will be mutually agreed to with the owners.

We have a website, for more detailed information.




Purchase Raffle Tickets to Win A Chance to Vacation in Crested Butte, Colorado

View from colorado home

Donated By James & Doris Brogan

Spend the week in and around Crested Butte, Colorado, one of America’s favorite outdoor and sports towns.  Whether it’s the biking, hiking, wildflowers, golf, music and arts center, cross country skiing, downhill skiing or just sitting on the deck admiring the view, you and your family will enjoy this beautiful home located at the Club at Crested Butte.  Just minutes from the town (1.5 miles) and mountain resort (5 miles), the home sits in the middle of a valley looking north over the golf course to Paradise Valley and the Maroon Bells.  The town attracts outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world, yet still has no traffic lights or fast food restaurants, just some of the best restaurants, shops and bars West of the Mississippi.  The 4,000 square foot home is located at 68 Mulligan Drive, Crested Butte, CO, and features 4 bedrooms (Master w/king, Junior Master w/queen and 2 equipped with bunk beds), 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, 2 fireplaces (gas), attached heated garage (room for one car as one space will be taken) and all the modern amenities one would expect to be included in a home built in 2008.