When a child who has been abused or neglected is going through the trauma of the court system, a CASA advocate is there. A CASA volunteer is the tireless and passionate protector of that child. They are granted tremendous authority by the court, and are able to do what it takes to see that a child is not ignored, their best interests and critical needs are addressed, and that the presiding judge is able to understand the true facts of a child's condition in an over-burdened child welfare system.
Tim Hennessy, Executive Director of CASA and Brian Rice, Regional President of Key Bank joined us to share why supporting CASA is so important. Key Bank is the presenting sponsor of the upcoming fundraiser:
- 23rd Annual Auction & Dinner
- Saturday, April 12 at 5:30pm
- Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue
While the gala is sold-out, there are many others ways you can help CASA. For more information on donating or volunteering, visit CASA's website.