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2015 ANNUAL REPORT “She’s been like a bridge. The one constant thing in their lives throughout this process. She fills the gap. She makes them smile. She gives them a reprieve. To let them forget the difficulties of transitions and allow them to be a kid.” – Sebastian and Zackary’s Adoptive Father

CASA Volunteer Linda Tepfenhart with Sebastian and Zackary Photo by Amanda Ruedemann


The CASA Timeline CPS REMOVES CHILD FROM FAMILY DUE TO ABUSE / NEGLECT

Associate Judge Richard Garcia states that “CASA is the most impactful child welfare agency because they are able to effect positive change and give the abused and neglected children of Bexar County someone to provide them hope.”

A JUDGE APPOINTS CASA TO THE CASE Judges want CASA on 100% of their cases, but unfortunately, thousands of children currently lack the hope a CASA Volunteer can provide. IN THE 12-18 MONTHS THE CASE TYPICALLY LASTS, CASA VOLUNTEERS ARE THE ONE CONSTANT PERSON CHILDREN HAVE “I was the only person who was with them from the very beginning. My role was to be their friend. They attached to me because I was the only one they knew.

CASA VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO A JUDGE TO ENSURE A CHILD'S NEEDS ARE MET

“The biggest thing was getting everyone on the same page. There were a lot of gaps. Teachers needing information they couldn’t get their hands on, caregivers having questions. I filled the gaps and made sure that everyone understood the issues. I was the fighter on the case – to make sure things got done, like vaccinations, dental exams, speech therapy.” – CASA Volunteer Linda

I can’t imagine not being a CASA. I can’t imagine not being a small part of a child’s life, someone they can cling to and someone to tell them ‘it’s going to be all right.’ That’s what they needed to hear.” – CASA Volunteer Linda

95% OF THE TIME, JUDGES ACT ON THESE RECOMMENDATIONS

BECAUSE OF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS, CHILDREN WITH A CASA VOLUNTEER:

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1/2 AS LIKELY TO RE-ENTER FOSTER CARE

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FIND A SAFE, PERMANENT HOME 8 MONTHS FASTER

EXPERIENCE FEWER TRAUMATIC PLACEMENT DISRUPTIONS

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MORE LIKELY TO RECEIVE MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND THERAPEUTIC SERVICES


Reflecting on our past fiscal year, I am proud to announce our great strides forward in serving the abused and neglected children of Bexar County. Child abuse and neglect is a huge problem, resulting in 5,434 confirmed victims of abuse or neglect with 1,887 of these children removed from their homes and placed in Bexar County’s Child Protective Services (CPS) system last year. Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) has been working on behalf of these children who have suffered the injustices of abuse or neglect. This past year, CASA provided 571 volunteer Advocates who served 1,896 children – an increase of 240 children served by an additional 71 Advocates from the previous year. While we cannot eradicate the causes of abuse and neglect, we can continue to provide hope for these children. Our goal for this year is 2,050 children served by 585 volunteer Advocates, and we know we can achieve, if not exceed, this goal. Not only are we growing in numbers of children we serve, but this past year includes professional acknowledgments for our community service, receiving the San Antonio Bar Association’s 2015 Corporate Community Service Award and the “National Inclusion Award” from National CASA for our commitment to diversity. Because of you, our generous supporters, we have made significant strides to improve outcomes for children in the foster care system. Thank you for your contributions to the children of CASA. Together we will continue to find safe, loving, and permanent homes that our children so richly deserve.

CASA Youth Sebastian and Zackary Photo by Amanda Ruedemann

President/CEO, Rick Cooke

FINANCIAL REPORT

Fiscal Year 2015 July 2014 - June 2015

FINANCIAL REPORT NOTES: • Net assets at end of fiscal year: $1,718,978 • Complete audited financial statements are available on our website: www.casa-satx.org

REVENUE & SUPPORT EXPENSES

TOTAL $3,218,640

TOTAL $2,858,331

DONATED SERVICES & GOODS - $1,017,591 - 31.5% GOVERNMENT SUPPORT - $1,053,667 - 33% FOUNDATIONS & GRANTS - $392,574 - 12%

PROGRAM SERVICES - $2,498,151 - 87% COMMUNITY OUTREACH - $167,215 - 6% SUPPORT SERVICES - $192,965 - 7%

PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS - $538,461 - 17% UNITED WAY - $196,613 - 6% INVESTMENT RETURNS - $19,734 - .05%

HOW YOU CAN HELP

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LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A CASA VOLUNTEER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD'S LIFE

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SIGN UP TO STAY CONNECTED WITH CASA NEWS AND EVENTS

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PROVIDE A MONETARY DONATION TO ALLOW CASA TO CONTINUE RECRUITING AND SUPPORTING VOLUNTEERS

It costs $1,000 to provide an Advocate to a Child.

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CORPORATE & COMMUNITY PARTNERS Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities Allstate AmazonSmile Foundation ARINC Incorported AT&T Employee Giving Campaign AT&T Federal PAC Becton Dickinson & Company BOMA San Antonio (San Antonio Builders Owners Management) Capital Group Companies Carlson's Carpets, Inc. Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Causecast Foundation Christ Episcopal Church City of Balcones Heights Community Bible Church-Bulverde Core Research

Educational Testing Services (ETS) Endura Advisory Group ExxonMobil Foundation Firemens Benevolent Fund HEB Health Care Service Corp Hixon Properties, Inc. JP Morgan Chase & Co. Judson Riding School KPMG Giving Campaign Living Through Giving Madison Square Presbyterian Church Marathon Oil Microsoft Morgan Stanley Nationwide Network for Good

Omega Delta Phi- UTSA Orthopaedic Surgery Center of S A, LP Planto Roe Financial Services, Inc Randolph Brooks FCU S. A. Bar Auxiliary San Antonio Area Foundation San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce Silver Ventures, Inc. Sonterra Medical Management Group, Inc Sonterra Womens Association St Sophia Greek Orthodox Church Texas Cavaliers The Benevity Community Impact Fund The Reliable Life Insurance Company THF/ Texas Health Care Time Warner Cable. Tornado Venture Siete, LLC Shining Star Ranch

Toyota Motor Mfg, Texas, Inc Transition Possible True Vine Church Truist United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County University Presbyterian Children's Center USAA USAA Foundation Valero Energy Foundation Wells Fargo Bank

Myra Stafford Pryor Charitable Trust Nathalie and Gladys Dalkowitz Charitable Trust National CASA Office of the Attorney General (OVAG) St Luke's Lutheran Health Ministries Swalm Endowment Fund Texas CASA The Charity Ball Association of San Antonio

The Inken & Les Willis Foundation Union Pacific Foundation United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Women of AT&T SA Chapter

GRANTORS & PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS Alfred S. Gage Foundation Billian Family Charitable Foundation Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Circle Bar Foundation City of San Antonio David and Betty Sacks Foundation Dixie Starnes Wenger Foundation DoTopia

Enterprise Holdings Foundation Genevieve & Ward Orsinger Foundation Greehey Family Foundation Harvey E Najim Family Foundation Junior League of San Antonio, Inc. KCI Servant's Heart Foundation Kronkosky Charitable Foundation Marcia and Otto Koehler Foundation

“Developmentally, kids need to feel close to someone, they need to bond (so that) when they get that nurturing they can grow. They grow better, it's almost like they're not stressed with healing, they know they're loved, they know they're secure so they can go about the business of healing.” – CASA Volunteer Toni

2014 GALLERY OF HOPE SPONSORS Full Force Foundation Access Midstream HEB Hilmy Productions StructureTone Blue Cross Blue Shield Alisam Transportation Alterman, Inc

Begum Law Group Dr. and Mrs. Gregg Anders Employer Flexible Greehey Family Foundation Nic Abbey NuStar Energy, L.P. Texas Healthcare Foundation Transwestern

CHAMPIONS OF HOPE SOCIETY Gregg Anders Jack & Patricia Ballard JK Baxter Michael Belisle Cathy Benedict Navin Bhatia Carolyn Biedenharn Tim & Lisa Blonkvist Vicki Boyce Robert Bracken Mark & Lynn Bradshaw Jan Brown Shawn Campbell Richard Cooke Brandy Czar Monica Anna Dalrymple Tony Davila

Villarreal & Begum, LLC Baker & Patterson, LLP Crockett National Bank IBC Bank iFinancial Jan & Jerry McVicker John & Jeanie Kirkwood John & Lesha Carlson

Pelaez Prada PLLC South Texas Money Management Sundt Foundation Cynthia Atkins San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce

These donors chose to help ensure our long-term sustainability by pledging a substantial, multi-year gift:

Christiana Earle Gayle Embrey Michelle Evatt Julie Faulkner Will Flannery Flato Realty Advisors Jamie Fox Carmen O. Gellhausen Pam Goble Melynda Gulley Tanya Haug Kevin and Rita Holguin Scott House Mark Jones Neil Klepach W. Jeffrey Kuhn Christina Lecholop

Mike Lennane Jose Lopez Jim Lube Jerry & Jan McVicker Larry Mendez Camis Milam Genera Miller Amy Mulholland Fernando Peralta Terry Plum Juanita Pelaez Prada Ayla Rahmberg Ina Ramirez Vincent Real Sharon Risien David & Rachel Roth Casey Roy

Kelle Salter William Scanlan Christa Scannell Debbie Schueneman Aaron Seaman Fred Shannon Diane Shaw Thursten Simsonsem Mike & Lisa Stone Paul & Linda Tepfenhart Julie Vaello Yolanda Valenzuela Delina K. Walker Caye Wood Jennifer Zarka Peggy Zettner

“These kids need to know someone is there for them. Someone who can see what they need and advocate to the judge as their spokesperson.” – Sebastian and Zackary’s Adoptive Father

INDIVIDUAL DONORS Jennifer Beadnell Robert Bracken Eve Browning Roxanne Snyder Campos Julia Charrison Guy Clumper Richard Cooke Susan Crouch Kim Dewey LeQuinn Ferebeee John Forgy Amy Garcia

These donors contributed a monetary gift of $500 or more. SanJuanita Garza-Cox & Warren Cox Leslie Granato Paul Gurley Margery M Harrington Amy Hendrick W. Caroll & Barbara Jackson Mary Jimenez John & Mary Barad Seidenfeld Jeremiah & Janene Jones Mark Jones Dr Yvonne Katz Dominique Kilman

Kortney Kloppe-Orton Charles Lutz Alma Martinez Jerry & Jan McVicker Jerry Mendoza Yvette Miller Kevin Moore Laura O'Donnell Theresa O'Donnell Claire & Tyler Osburn & Remmert Philip Rigney Melinda Roberts

Joel Rodriguez Kelle Salter Louis and Nancy Scantland Nancy Sedarat Deborah Serot Jennifer Taylor Christina Truax Yolanda Valenzuela Lewis & Terry Westerman Peggy Zettner


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CASA FY2015 ANNUAL REPORT