June 3rd, 2013 – Samuel L. Jackson, a person who stutters, was honored at the Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Benefit Gala for the American Institute for Stuttering (AIS). Samuel L. Jackson was introduced by Bruce Willis. The mistress of ceremonies for the gala was Emily Blunt. John Krasinski, Emily Blunt’s husband, was also in attendance, in addition to John Stossel, Joe Moglia, Arthur Blank, and Alan Rabinowitz. The #AISgala is held annually to raise money for therapy scholarships for people who stutter. AIS is a non-profit organization that offers universally affordable therapy for people who stutter.