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,
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 ...
|A child at the Aon gift drive event shares his wish list with Santa. |
Welcome to the Board: Noga Villalon
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
|Giving Tree at Starbucks|
Volunteer advocate, Amy Foor-Nolan is no stranger to sharing information about CASA and
its role in the community.
Little did she know that a conversation sparked at the Lake Zurich Starbucks would lead to a unique donation to help children in need.