Center for Death Penalty Litigation

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The Center for Death Penalty Litigation is a non-profit law firm located in Durham. The Center provides direct representation to inmates on death row.  The Center for Death Penalty Litigation is associated with five radical liberal networks, including the Blueprint NC network that gained infamy with their “eviscerate, mitigate, litigate, cogitate and agitate” the state’s leadership strategy memo in 2013. Over 98 percent of the group’s grant money comes from two extreme liberal political funders – the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and the Tides Foundation based in California.

 

Financials:  Source IRS 990s
Year Revenue Expenditures Net Assets
2013 1,582,249.00 1,571,848.00 1,540,781.00
2014 1,637,142.00 1,508,331.00 1,671,923.00
2015 1,471,451.00 1,510,992.00 1,632,382.00
2016 2,141,557.00 1,582,306.00 2,191,633.00
2017 1,759,087.00 1,677,548.00 2,273,172.00

 

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People Connections:

Person Position Time
Adam Stein Founding Member Current
Ann Petersen Board Treasurer Current
Barrie Wallace Office Manager and Paralegal Current
Burton Craige Board Member Current
Carlos Mahoney Board Member Current
Darryl Hunt Board Member Current
David Weiss Staff Attorney Current
Dionne Gonder-Stanley Board Member Current
Donald Beskind Board Vice President Current
Elizabeth Hambourger Staff Attorney Current
Ernest Connor Board Member Current
Gerda Stein Director of Public Information Current
Gretchen Engel Executive Director Current
H. Jay White Board Member Current
James Coleman Board Member Current
Jay Ferguson Board President Current
Johanna Jennings Staff Attorney Current
June Arlinghaus Paralegal Current
Kate Tollas Administrative Assistant Current
Kenneth Rose Senior Staff Attorney Current
Kris Parks Board Member Current
Kristin Collins Associate Director of Public Information Current
Mark Pickett Staff Attorney Current
Pat McCoy Board of Advisors Current
Robert Mosteller Board Member Current
Sandy Demeree Financial Controller Current
Sarah Holladay Staff Attorney Current
Shelagh Kenney Director of Post-Conviction Litigation Current
Stephanie Bouis Mitigation Specialist Current
Terrica Ganzy Board Member Current
Tom Sallenger Board Member Current
Tommy Moore Board Member Current
Tonza Ruffin Board Member Current
Vernetta Alston Staff Attorney Current
William Durham Director of Investigative Services Current
Zach Rowles Mitigation Investigator Current
Kenneth Rose Director Former
Malcolm Hunter Executive Director Former
Shelagh Kenney Staff Attorney Former

This group funded by:

Funder Year Amount Description
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $70,000.00 Public Education and Information Project
Proteus Fund Inc 2014 $101,000.00 National consensus project. Grant made through Proteus Action League.
Proteus Fund Inc 2014 $7,500.00 Wrongful incarceration project. Grant made through Proteus Action League.
Vital Projects Fund Inc 2014 $90,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 $65,000.00 Public Education and Information Project
Julian Price Family Foundation 2013 $5,000.00 General purpose of charity
Proteus Fund Inc 2013 $125,000.00 Public education and information project and litigation project. Grant made through Proteus Action League.
Proteus Fund Inc 2013 $95,000.00 Public education and information project. Grant made through Proteus Action League.
Vital Projects Fund Inc 2013 $32,000.00 Continuing support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2013 $130,000.00 For Public Education and Information Project
Julian Price Family Foundation 2012 $2,500.00 General purpose of charity
Tides Foundation 2012 $70,000.00 Program development For Litigation Project
Tides Foundation 2012 $70,000.00 Program development For Racial Justice Act Litigation
Tides Foundation 2012 $38,000.00 Program development For Commutations Project
Tides Foundation 2012 $35,000.00 Program development For Public Education and Information Project
Tides Foundation 2012 $30,000.00 Program development For Public Education and Information
Vital Projects Fund Inc 2012 $29,000.00 General/operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2012 $97,500.00 Program development For Public Education and Information Project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2012 $50,000.00 For general operating support
Julian Price Family Foundation 2010 $1,500.00
Vital Projects Fund Inc 2010 $25,000.00 General/operating support For general purpose fund
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2010 $170,000.00 For Public Education and Information Project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2008 $185,000.00 For Public Education and Information Project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2007 $60,000.00 For Public Education and Information Project
Triangle Community Foundation 2006 $500.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2006 $55,000.00 To raise public awareness about problems with the administration of the death penalty
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2005 $55,000.00 For its Public Information and Education Project to promote death penalty moratorium
Triangle Community Foundation 2004 $500.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2004 $60,000.00 Program development To provide public information and education about the death penalty

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Address 1:
123 W Main Street Suite 301

City:
Durham

State:
NC

Zip:
27701

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