On May 4th 2019, CASA Lake County held it's 25th Anniversary GALA at the InterContinental in Chicago. We are so grateful for the generous spirit of our community, donors, and volunteers that has allowed us to make a difference in the lives of abused and/or neglected children for 25 years. Our GALA was a wonderful opportunity to recognize our community and to celebrate the work that has been done.
In celebrating the 25 years of work of CASA Lake County, it was essential to recognize those who helped the organization support those efforts. For the evening, CASA's Board welcomed back our Terri Zenner Award Honorees from the previous 14 years. These individuals built the foundations for the Lake County CASA program to grow into the strong, stable organization that it is today.
We welcomed the voice of our CASA children to share a first-hand perspective on the needs of youth in the child welfare system and the impact that CASA volunteers had in their lives. Alison Myers, former CASA child, college graduate, and child welfare advocate offered her powerful story of the difficulties and opportunities for children in foster care.
The evening culminated with an incredible display of the generosity of our community members, as those in attendance contributed nearly $400,000 in support of CASA--enough to support dedicated advocates for over 150 children in the coming year.
See more pictures from this fabulous night via the following link: Link to Photos
Thank You to CASA's 2019 Gala Sponsors