Third Annual Defenders of the Innocent Awards Reception

The Third Annual Defenders of the Innocent Award Reception will be held on May 24, 2010. The reception will be held in the Illinois Executive Mansion between 5:00-7:00 PM.

Awards Reception: Slideshow

Awards Reception: Video

Profiles in Courage Awards

Former ISP Lt. Ed Cisowski, former Deputy Illinois Attorney General Mary Hayes (Brigid Kenney) and former DuPage County Sheriff Detective John Sam for their personal sacrifices in the Cruz Case.

Pro Bono Awards

  • Feldman, Wasser, Draper & Cox – for their work on the McMillen case
  • Gates, Wise & Schlosser, P.C. – for their work on the Slover case

Sponsorship Levels

  • Sustainer – $5000+
  • Advocate – $2500+
  • Friend – $1000+
  • Sponsor – $500+
  • Supporter – $250+
  • Individual tickets – $100

Invitation and RSVP Form

Download a copy of the invitation and RSVP form (pdf). Please respond by Monday, May 17, 2010.

The event is being underwritten by a generous donor. All contributions will go in their entirety directly to the work of the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project.

For more information, please contact Rhonda Keech, Project Coordinator, at 217/206-7989.