MoI New Office/Grand Opening
March 22, 2019
Miracle of Innocence would like to acknowledge and give gratitude to Mr. Thomas and Donna Mertz, for donating new office furniture, 2 room office, 4 cubicles and access to conference room, cafeteria and more. Click here to view photos by photographer Tom Bradley.
We, say "Thank you" to donors and staff Volunteers for your patience and continuous support in making this miracle come true for such a new organization after 6 months of launch in September 2018. We are grateful for your donations: Mr. Ron & Susan Olson and Nanette & Doug Smith.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for specific details. Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. Main Office: 913-717-5080 Ext. 101 (Research Team) and Ext. 102 (Executive Team).
GALA 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
On September 8, 2018, we held our inaugural gala to celebrate "10 Years of Freedom" for our founder, Darryl Burton. It was held at the Foundry @ Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. Over 575 guests and volunteers were in attendance to make this an evening to remember and launch Miracle of Innocence to the public. Mistress of Ceremonies, Dr. Cynthia Johnson, led us through and evening of celebration, joined by the Exoneree Band, and keynote speaker Milton C. Grimes from Los Angeles and Centurion Ministries founders Kate Germond and James McCloskey.
Congratulations to this year's Champions of Innocence Award Winners:
Paul Casteleiro, Dan Clark, Kate Germond, James McCloskey, Cheryl Pilate, and Charles Rogers
Christopher Iliff, Executive Director, is a lawyer licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Missouri. After 29 years with Swiss Re, where he was a senior vice president, he left to do private insurance consulting and pro bono legal work in Kansas City. Mr. Iliff has been chairman of the Johnson County, KS planning commission for many years. He joined the Miracle of Innocence board out of a commitment to righting the evil of wrongful convictions.
10 Years of Freedom Gala
Sponsors & Donors
Thank you for attending the Gala on September 8, 2018, and
special thanks to our Event Sponsors and Donors listed below!
FREEDOM SPONSOR ($10,000)
Mr & Mrs Michael Jefferies
Managing Director, UBS
MIRACLE SPONSOR ($5,000)
Clinical Research Consultants
The Clune Family Foundation
INNOCENCE SPONSOR ($3,000)
Miss Debbie Dickinson-Coppola
Kevin & Debora Crull
TABLE SPONSORS ($1,000)
Bloom, Hamilton, Shoup & Stella
Tom & Lana Bohanon
Joan & Edward Carhart
Justice Seekers - COR Small Group
Loch Lloyd Men's Bible Study Group
Oller Law Firm
Timothy & Kay McCarthy
The Leo Morton Family
Don Sewing Family Trust
Saint Paul School of Theology
Betsy & Tim Triplett
Dr & Mrs Barry Wood (2 tables)
Brenda & Barry Wood ($2500 Exoneree Band Travel)
Bob & Janice Day, Marvin & Fay Beasley (Exoneree Band Travel)
Katherine Berger, Kathy & Bruce Durkee, Matthew Locke, Julia Bacon, Mark & Megan Callanan, Maren Chaloupka, Victoria Rusk
Fay Beasley, Paul Becker, Brass Onion, Bravo Cucina Italiana, Bristol Seafood Grill, Brookridge Country Club, Cheesecake Factory, Valerie Burton, Debbie Coppola, Dazzle Pawz, Deer Creek Dental, Dogtopia, The Dragon Master, EJ's Urban Eatery, Friends of MOI, Gel-Real Leadership (Harry & Kris Campbell), Deanna Gish, Jim Granger, Great Life Golf & Fitness, Trent Green, Mary Haines, Rob Hallifax, Marlene Hamp, Johnson County Funeral Chapel, Kansas City Royals, Land of Paws, Leawood Fine Art, Montopoli Custom Clothiers, Museum at Prairie Fire, Pamela Myerson, Nails by Karla, Nick and Jake's, Old Chicago, On The Border, Pig and Finch Leawood, Polished Nails & Wax, Red Rock Canyon Grill, Red Door Grill, Seasons 52, Sheridans Unforked, Donna Shetler, Shop Beautiful, Paul Snyder, Spring Cleaning, Starbucks at 135th, Stick Sisters, The Tavern, Ellen and Dave White, Ellen Williams, Barry and Brenda Wood, YaYas Euro Bistro
Gala Travel Info
TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR OUT OF TOWN GUESTS
The Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is located 39 miles from our Gala venue. Here is a link to airlines and ground transportation from the Airport.
Nearby hotels to the Gala venue:
There are also many nice hotels in nearby downtown Kansas City and the famous Kansas City Plaza area.