The "Ending Child Exploitation" Gala will be a night to remember! Filled with music, entertainment, and inspiring stories from those on the front lines in the fight against child exploitation, hosted by the legendary director and actor LeVar Burton. We will be honoring the incredible Lisa Gurrero and Randy Burton, and enjoying a musical performance by The Action FiguresScroll down for more information! 

Whether you donate, purchase a ticket or become a sponsor, your support is invaluable and can help to change the life of children around the world.

The Innocent Lives Foundation works tirelessly to end child exploitation. However, we cannot do this without the generous support of our donors. Our goal is that our inaugural fundraising Gala will serve to bring awareness and fuel support for our crucial mission. You can learn more about our mission and impact here: IMPACT REPORT

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We are proud to be honoring incredible men and women on the frontlines in the fight against child exploitation.

Lisa Guerrero

Lisa Gurrero

As a survivor herself, Guerrero is a pioneer and spokesperson in the fight to end child exploitation and abuse. Her courage and resilience make her a trendsetter. She is one of the first reporters to connect human trafficking and prominent events like The Super Bowl.

She has covered cases involving murder, rape, trafficking, domestic violence. She is a role model in using her story to empower, help, and shine a light.

Lisa is an accomplished individual with a diverse range of talents. She has showcased her versatility and expertise across various fields as a journalist, actress, model, sportscaster, and investigative correspondent. She is best known for her prominent role in the widely acclaimed TV show "Inside Edition." In her highly anticipated debut memoir, "Warrior: My Path to Being Brave."


Randy Burton

Randy BurtonRandy Burton founded Justice for Children in May of 1987 and currently serves as President of the organization. 

Mr. Burton was working as an assistant District Attorney in Harris County when it came to his attention that the legal system was not doing enough to help abused children. He has been featured on many major television shows, such as ABC’s Good Morning America, Primetime Live, and CNN’s Nancy Grace Show, and has received numerous awards for his work with Justice for Children. Randy Burton is a partner at the national law firm of FisherBroyles, LLP. In 2014, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Swansea University for his child advocacy work and his contributions to the Wales (International) Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People. 


Kevin Atkins

Kevin Atkins

Kevin has been a law enforcement officer in South Carolina since July of 1999 and has served in patrol, investigations, and administration.

He joined the South Carolina Attorney General’s office in the fall of 2014 where he has worked as an investigator in the ICAC Unit. In June of 2019 he was promoted to Chief Criminal Investigator and also serves as Commander of the South Carolina ICAC Task Force.

Kevin is a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina and a graduate of the 236th Session of the FBI National Academy.  In 2022, Kevin received the Director’s Honor Award from the United States Secret Service for his commitment to furthering the ICAC mission. 

Our Featured Musical Guest: The Action Figures!

The Action Figures is a spin-off of Band From TV, the iconic charity celebrity cover band, but with a new twist! For the past 12 years, Band From TV has been the featured entertainment for major corporate and charity events all over the world, recorded on TV soundtracks (House), and even appeared on American Idol, The Tonight Show, at NASCAR, and at The Emmys galas! With a cast of major stars from TV and film, they have lit up countless stages across the globe.

The Action Figures features celebrities including Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Star Wars), Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, Agents of Shield), Scott Grimes (The Orville, ER), Drew Powell (Gotham, Ray Donovan), Jack Colman (Heroes, The Office), along with professional musicians Brad Savage, and Nick Marzock!

Castle on the Hill - Nick Marzock

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