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January, 2015              
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Dear Friends,

We hope your holidays were happy and healthy, and filled with family and joy! Although 2015 began with frigid temperatures, our hearts at CASA are warm.  We are grateful for your generous spirit as we welcomed over 400 new supporters this year.


Thanks to your support this holiday season, we can continue to recruit and train more  volunteer advocates who  fight to protect children's basic human rights to learn, to grow, and to be treated with dignity and respect. 

With almost 1,500 children reported abused or neglected in 2014, we we were able to advocate for nearly 550 innocent victims in the juvenile court system, (virtually all children in the system!) helping to ensure their placement in permanent safe homes.

We wish you a healthy, happy and safe New Year!


With deep appreciation,

-- Terri


CASA Welcomes Mari Christopherson as 
Director of Advancement

CASA Lake County is proud to announce
the newest member of the staff, Mari Christopherson. 

Mari previously worked at The Chicago Community
Trust as a program officer in education. For the past 15 years, she has owned Three Sisters, a Lake Forest based retail store.

She notes, "I feel very fortunate to return to my roots in fund raising and advocacy." 

Please help us welcome Mari to the CASA Lake County team!

Making Spirits Bright: Aon's Successful Gift Drive  

Thank you to Aon who "adopted" 475 CASA
children this year and provided them with holiday gifts. The event was also supported by a generous gift from W.W. Grainger.

The event, held December 6th, welcomed hundreds of Aon employees, family and friends who helped sort, wrap and distribute the donated gifts. 

CASA Lake County Executive Director, Terri Zenner Greenberg, attended to thank everyone on behalf of all the children who will receive gifts this year. Read more ...
Aon Hewitt Giving Gifts
A child at the Aon gift drive event shares his wish list with Santa. 
Welcome to the Board: Noga Villalon
Noga at Lincolnshire Rotary
Noga, representing CASA, at a local Rotary meeting.

We are delighted to announce that Noga Villalon of Winnetka, has joined the CASA Lake County Board. 
After stepping down from her UK-based investment company and moving to the US, Noga was drawn to the work of CASA. 

Read more about her passion for children, time as a CASA volunteer advocate, and what she's excited about in her new role. 

From Coffee to Caring:
A Volunteer's Chance Encounter Makes the 
Holidays Brighter for CASA Children
Starbucks giving tree
Giving Tree at Starbucks

Volunteer advocate, Amy Foor-Nolan is no stranger to sharing information about CASA and 
its role in the community. 

LiStarbucks logottle did she know that a       conversation sparked at the Lake Zurich Starbucks would lead to a unique donation to help children in need. 

Did you know you can make a renewable, monthly gift to CASA? 

Your gift will help protect an abused or neglected child in our community. 

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2014 Update 
CASA Lake County

Number of Abused/Neglected Children in Lake Co. = 1,285

Total Children Served = 543


Volunteer Advocates = 302

New Volunteers = 69

Volunteer Hours= 36,232


Children in Safe, Permanent Homes = 136


Save the Date!

March 14th 
Annual volunteer inservice, "Trauma 101" at Aon

May 2nd  
CASAblanca Gala at Ravinia Festival

June 22nd 
Golf for a Child Invitational, at Kemper Lakes Golf Club - an exclusive CDW event


Are you interested in becoming a CASA volunteer

 Trainings are held several times a year in a series of either daytime or evening sessions. 

For more information on how you can join the more than 300 CASA volunteer advocates, please call 
Suzanne or Debra at: 


or email:

dlernerschmidt@casalakecounty.com or  


CASA Lake County would like to thank 
Corporations For CASA partner, Lundbeck, for their generous match of gifts this holiday season.

Thank you for helping CASA double our impact this year!


Thank You to our "Corporations For CASA"


CASA is central to fulfilling society's most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child's right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family.


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CASA  Lake County

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     Vernon Hills, IL 60061

     P) 847.383.6260