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Thank you Jacksonville!

The inaugural Stand Up for Innocence comedy event in Jacksonville was a success! It raised $43,500 in support of IPF. Nights like this one help us do essential work across the state to free wrongfully convicted people and help them reclaim their freedom afterward. We want to thank our event co-chairs and IPF Board Members, Randy DeFoor and Mike Freed, for all their hard work. It would not have been possible without you. 

Thank you to our 2024 Jacksonville Sponsors!

VIP Sponsors

Jessie Ball DuPont Fund
The Presidential Grants Fund at 
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
Randy DeFoor

Backstage Sponsors

Wayne Hogan

Fan Sponsors

LeAnna Cumber

Kate DeLoach

WC Gentry


Julie Handley

Eugene Nichols

Michael Pajcic

David Robbins

Leslie Roberts

Rogers Towers

Shepphard, White, Kachergus, & DeMaggio, P.A.

William Shoemaker

Mitch Stone

Kimmie Winston




A Night of Comedy Benefitting the Innocence Project of Florida


Thursday, May 16, 2024

Thursday May 16, 2024

The Comedy Zone

3130 Hartley Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Reception 6:30pm
Show 7:30pm

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Michael Palascak


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Michael Freed

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Wes Johnson


In May 2024, the Innocence Project of Florida’s annual comedy event series, Stand Up for Innocence, visited Jacksonville for the first time. The event was an evening of levity and laughs 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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