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16th Annual Tee Up For A Child Golf Tournament

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Eisenhower Golf Course

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CASA Welcomes Our Newest Class of CASA Volunteers

Swearing-In Ceremony

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Class #42 Swearing-In Ceremony. Pictured top row, left to right: Dana Hunt, Leona Elliott, Bridgette Hamilton, Ruthellen Sheldon, Enite Kalegah, Dorothy Wayson, Genia Raglin, David Ferris. Seated in the middle: The Honorable Laura S. Kiessling. Bottom row left to right: Michelle Moodispaw, Peggy Newman, Steve Leonard, Frannie Schneider, Barbara Draper, Charvette Rush, Damien waltz, Howard James, and Doug Bragdon. Not pictured: Suzan Cotter and Terry Zacker.

We would like to recognize the newest addition to our CASA family of volunteers!  Class #42 just graduated 19 new members on March 15, 2016.  Honorable Laura S. Kiessling presided. Our next CASA training class is scheduled - Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County!  You have been thinking about becoming a CASA for a long time - the time is now!  VOLUNTEER! Be sure to submit your application online and join our wonderful "Family of CASA Volunteers" and replace a life of hurt with one of hope!  

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13th Annual Linda Gregory Volunteer Appreciation Event

Eastport Yacht Club

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Photos Courtesy of KRR Photography, LTD

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On April 14, 2016 over 70 CASA volunteers, board members, staff and their families attended the 13th Annual CASA Volunteer Appreciation Reception. We are grateful to our host, the Eastport Yacht Club, for catering a fabulous event. It was a wonderful evening of gratitude for our brilliant volunteers. Thank you again to everyone that came out and thank you again to all our volunteers; we wouldn't be successful without you! For more pictures from the event, visit the CASA Facebook page!

Rebecca Tingle Featured on WNAV Volunteer Voice

Towne Park Supports CASA!

"Stuff the Duffle"

Towne Park and CASA: Stuff the Duffle

Top Row, Left to Right: John Camden (Area Manager, Towne Park), Karin Larson (CASA Volunteer), Steve Farrelly (Market Vice President, Towne Park), Len Collins (CASA Volunteer), Ryan Esposito (Account Manager, Towne Park), Christine Acton (CASA Volunteer Supervisor), Sarah Rosenbaum (Regional Trainer, Towne Park). Front Row, Left to Right: Mary Ellen Barnes (CASA Volunteer Supervisor), Rebecca Tingle (Executive Director), Caryn Weaver (CASA Volunteer), Tracey Lane (CASA Training Coordinator/CASA Volunteer Supervisor), Libby Barrett (CASA Volunteer Supervisor), and Pat Howe (CASA Volunteer).

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, CASA was the beneficiary of an amazing corporate leadership effort sponsored by Towne Park headquartered in Annapolis. This day was set aside for Towne Park to give back and support local abused and neglected children in Anne Arundel County's foster care system.  In early March, CASA's Executive Director, Rebecca Tingle was contacted by fellow 2013 Leadership Anne Arundel classmate John Camden. John has been a CASA supporter since that time and served on CASA's golf tournament committee.  John shared with Rebecca that in his current role as Area Manager with Towne Park, their leadership team wanted to embark on a project that would support the local community. John immediately thought of CASA! John is aware of how important it is that abused and neglected children in the foster care system have a CASA volunteer appointed by the court to ensure that their best interests are represented so that they find a safe, stable and permanent home.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Wells Fargo Foundation Grant Award

CASA Receives $2,500 Grant

CASA would like to thank Wells Fargo for providing CASA with a $2,500 Health and Human Services Grant through their Community Investment Charitable Giving Program. We are so appreciative of this ongoing and generous support of our mission dating  back to 2013. At Wells Fargo, they embrace their responsibility to be a leading corporate citizen and the opportunity to create more resilient, sustainable communities through their operations and actions. They look for diverse perspectives to inform their business strategy, strive to strengthen financial knowledge and opportunities for their customers and communities, and are proactive in caring for and improving the environment.  We thank you for being a model in community stewardship!

35th Annual National CASA Conference

June 4-7, 2016

Washington, DC

Please join us June 4-7 at the 2016 National CASA Annual Conference in the Washington, DC area. More than 1,200 people from the CASA network across the country are expected to converge on the National Capital Area for this year’s conference. The theme, One Network – Many Voices for Children, underscores the success of our advocacy efforts together as well as the importance of the time we will spend together, visioning about how we can work together more collaboratively and effectively.

Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.

Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.

129 children had a CASA volunteer standing by their side last year, ensuring their voices were heard and their needs were met. But another 90 children go it alone. You can change that. Donate to Anne Arundel County CASA - help us reach every child. Read more...

Are you ready to change a child’s life? Join a national network of 75,000 volunteers standing up for the rights of abused and neglected children in their community.  Learn more>>

Anne Arundel County CASA is one place where a single individual - you - can make all the difference. Become a member of this caring community. Become a volunteer, a donor, or simply stay in touch and informed.

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Combined Federal Campaign #: 42980
Maryland Charity Campaign #: 7302
United Way #: 2967081