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Thank you Fort Lauderdale!

Stand Up for Innocence at American Heritage School was a rousing success! The event raised over $160,000 in support of IPF. We want to thank our host committee, including co-chairs Dana Somerstein and Dave Gillis, for all their hard work. We also want to give a special thanks to Nikki Laurie, Director of AHS's pre-law program, and the entire AHS community for their support of our work. It would not be possible without you. 

Thank you to our 2024 Fort Lauderdale Sponsors!

Fellow Sponsors - $7,500
Carlos F. Gonzales
John Isidor & Sandy Kaltman

Laird A. Lile PLLC
MHS Staffing Resources, LLC
Rothman & Associates, P.A.
Schwartzreich & Associates, P.A.

Justice Sponsors - $5,000

Thrivest Link
The Winifred and William O'Reilly Foundation

Partner Sponsors - $2,500

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Chirocare of Florida

The Collection

Josh Gattis

Greenspoon Marder LLP

High Rise Financial LLC

Law Offices of David J. Gillis

Law Offices of Richard L. Cooper

Law Offices of Forrest & Forrest, PLLC

Myones Legal, PLLC

Shutts and Bowen LLP

Adele Stone & Jesse Diner

Tabares Law, PA


Workman Injury Law, PLLC

Friend Sponsors - $1,000

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

Broward County Bar Association

Chase Justice Injury Attorneys

Cohen & Blostein, P.A.

Critton Luttier & Coleman, LLP

Eduardo Fernandez

Friedman CPA Group

Michael Gottlieb

Haggard Law Firm

Jacob Kohotoveli

Kreiss Law Firm

Law Offices of Anthony Accetta

Law Office of Dutko & Kroll, P.A.

Lindsey, Ferry, & Parker, P.A.

Marcus, Neiman, Rashbaum & Pineiro

Rabin & Lopez, P.A.

David A. Straz, Jr. Foundation

Harley & Sherry Tropin

Treece Financial Group, Inc.

Valley National Bank

Weinstein Legal Team

YIP Associates

In Kind Support

American Heritage School/Nikki Laurie

Ben and Jerry’s

The Broward Center

Coral Ridge Country Club

Daoud's Fine Jewelry

HB Capital Group

Lago Mar Country Club

Westin Fort Lauderdale


A Night of Comedy Benefitting the Innocence Project of Florida



 February 3, 2024

American Heritage School
12200 West Broward Blvd

Plantation, FL 33325

Reception 7pm

Show 8:15pm

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Angel Gaines

Auggie Smith

Francisco Ramos


In February 2024, Innocence Project of Florida’s annual comedy event series, Stand Up for Innocence, will visit Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale for an evening of levity and laughs in order to raise money for a serious cause.


All proceeds from these shows will provide critical funding for our work to find and free innocent people from prison in Florida.  Our litigation efforts and support services for freed people are provided at no cost to the wrongfully convicted. 

Each Stand Up for Innocence show offers sponsorship opportunities. A sponsorship includes a list of perks, including the opportunity to meet freed innocents and complimentary tickets to our private receptions before the show. Read the sponsorship information below to see what works best for you.


If you’re interested in making an in-kind gift or have something else in mind, please contact IPF Development Officer Jessica Bivens.

Contact Us


Each year, nearly 1,000 people reach out to our organization for help. Your sponsorship will make these opportunities available to others who are innocent, imprisoned and waiting to come home. You can make an impact and invest in justice by sponsoring one of our Stand Up shows or as a guest of one of our events this coming season.


Join an evening of fun while providing critical funding for litigation efforts on behalf of the wrongfully convicted in Florida prisons. 


Sponsorships can be purchased online or made by submitting a completed sponsorship form and mailing or emailing it to our Development Officer, Jessica Bivens. 

Broward Sponsorships

Contact Jessica Bivens, IPF Development Officer, at 850-561-6767 or email with questions about the event and sponsorship opportunities.

Thanks for your support!

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