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CATHY HAMILTON ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR I am for the child who sat in his Kindergarten class drawing circles over and over again while the other children enjoyed story time. For the child who was non-verbal, sad, and alone. Who was overmedicated by his doctors and ignored by his teachers because he was a foster child. I am for the child who lived in 3 foster homes; attended 3 elementary schools; had 4 caseworkers; and who came to know 1 CASA volunteer that would stand by his side as life changed around him. For the child who, because of my advocacy, finally received the medical and educational testing he so desperately needed. I am for the child who now plays hide-and-go-seek, jumps and runs. Who greets me with a resounding, “Good Morning, Mrs. Cathy!� Who smiles because life is better. A child who found a forever home, alongside his siblings, with his great grandparents.

Who am I? I am CASA volunteer Cathy Hamilton, and I am for Dameon. Cathy Hamilton knows firsthand what it is like to be a victim of child abuse. Her deep sense of empathy for children who have experienced circumstances similar to her own has inspired her to become the exemplary CASA volunteer she is today.

Advocate Cathy Hamilton with Navaeh, Dameon, Nazzare & Nathan Photo by Langmore Photography

Volunteering with CASA has been like coming full circle for Cathy. Even though she never had someone to stand up for her as a child, by becoming an Advocate, she has been able to be that voice, that hope, that difference, for the children she serves.

We are for the children who suffered unimaginable psychological and emotional

We are CASA volunteers R.L. and Roberta, and we are for the children.

Who are we?

R.L. Price and Roberta Svien recognized that the future success of our country rested heavily on the current impact that was being made on the lives of our community’s children. They knew they wanted to be an integral part of this effort. In their years as CASA volunteers, they have advocated for the rights of over 21 children cumulatively. Not only have they tirelessly dedicated their waking hours to serve children, but they have also committed monetarily to CASA by becoming members of the Champions of Hope Society. Their annual contribution allows CASA to provide Advocates like themselves to the many children desperately needing a loving, constant presence to guide them toward a brighter future.

trauma after witnessing widespread drug abuse. Who were forced into prostitution. The children who were kept out of school for over a year to care for their younger siblings. Who were betrayed by their mother and stepfather. These are the children for whom we have driven thousands of miles to ensure that they celebrate birthdays together. To whom we have dedicated hundreds of hours so that they know someone is listening—and more importantly—someone cares. We are for the children who, due to our advocacy, have seen emotional and developmental healing through extensive therapy and intervention. Who now feel safe in their own home.

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


Advocate Jan Brown with Abby Photo by Langmore Photography

I am for the child who was five years old and weighed only 15 pounds because she was steadily starved by her mother. Who looked like a baby bird that fell out of its nest. For the child who they said would never speak or smile or walk. I am for the child who now signs “I love you” when I walk into the room. The child who attends Kindergarten. Who loves to sing, and run, and dress up like a princess. I am for the child who is alive today because of my vigilance and constancy. Who am I? I am a CASA volunteer. I am for the Child. Your donation of $25 ensures a foster child like Abby has the opportunity to enjoy some of life’s simple pleasures, like dressing up or creating artwork.

Tom Akin Logan Ames Dr. Gregg Anders JK Baxter George Becknell Michael Belisle Navin & Susan Bhatia Carolyn Biedenharn Birnam Oaks Foundation Fund, of the San Antonio Area Fdn. Tim & Lisa Blonkvist Linda Bookout Vicki Boyce Mark & Lynn Bradshaw Deb & Mike Brodie Kate & Fred Campbell Shawn Campbell Carly Canion Christopher Claiborne Cynthia R. Dalrymple Christiana Earle Dr. Stephen Earle

Genaline Escalante-Valdez Michelle Evatt Carl & Kelly Fellbaum Lynette Maddocks Gatlin Carmen O. Gellhausen Steve & Sam Gilliam Tim Gilliam Christopher & Gwen Graham Nancy A Guajardo Melynda Gulley Michelle Hernandez Laura Hernandez-Volluz Kevin & Rita Holguin Aliece Hollis Scott & Kim House Carroll Jackson Ivan & Yesica Jaime Mark Jones Jeffrey Kuhn Jacquelyn B. Lopez Jay Lucas Jerry & Jan McVicker

Camis Milam Larry Mills Olivier Nadal Nance Oliver Terry Plum Molly Potter R.L. Price & Roberta Svien Sharon Risien Jacque Roberts Kelle Salter William Scanlan Christa Scannell Debbie Schueneman Aaron Seaman Diane Shaw Roxanne Snyder-Campos Dennis Stepanik Mike & Lisa Stone Paul Tepfenhart Yolanda Valenzuela Todd Wyatt Peggy Zettner



Advocate Diane Hill with Jesus, Marta & Sergio Photo by Langmore Photography

I am for the child who was starved while everyone else ate. Who was so badly beaten that he couldn’t sit down. The child who would rather be punished than read aloud in class. I am for the child with 12 psychological disorders. Who, because of my advocacy, lives with a family who knows how to address his individual needs. Who is making progress at school. Who now knows he’s loved. Who am I? I am CASA volunteer Diane, and I am for Sergio. Diane Hill had no idea that a volunteer experience could possess such depth, meaning and responsibility that it could literally change the course of a child's life. Then she found CASA. For the past two years, she has dedicated her time to CASA because she believes Advocate stories like her own are living proof that one person actually can empower the life of another. Your donation of $100 enables CASA to minimize the gap in medical and educational services for foster children like Sergio.

GRANTORS & PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS Baptist Health Foundation Circle Bar Foundation Coates Charitable Foundation Faye L. and William L. Cowden Charitable Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Alfred S. Gage Foundation Goldsmith Charitable Trust, The Gorman Foundation Greehey Family Foundation, The Joan and Herb Kelleher Charitable Foundation Kilpatrick Memorial Trust Marcia and Otto Koehler Foundation Kronkosky Charitable Foundation Najim Family Foundation, The Genevieve & Ward Orsinger Foundation Marrietta K. Randall Foundation Trust Rapier Family Foundation, The David and Betty Sacks Foundation, The San Antonio Area Foundation Shield - Ayres Foundation Luke and Merle Soules Foundation St. Luke's Lutheran Health Ministries Schwab Charitable Fund United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County USAA Foundation, The Rachael & Ben Vaughan Foundation Marjorie T. Walthall Perpetual Charitable Trust Dixie Starnes Wenger Foundation, The



Advocates Jane & John Kiernan with Layla, Celeste, Roman & Gabriel Photo by Langmore Photography

I am for the child who could not speak for herself, but whose brothers could. The child who was the target of her father’s severe physical abuse at the young age of 6 weeks old. Whose vision is permanently obstructed by a black dot in the middle of her pupil due to that abuse. I am for the child who, because of my advocacy, received continued treatment from the best therapist in San Antonio. Who was reunited with her mother, brothers, and twin sister, just in time to celebrate their ďŹ rst birthday together. Who am I? I am a CASA volunteer. I am you. Your donation of $500 allows Advocates like John and Jane to reunite siblings who are living in different foster homes for holiday and birthday celebrations.

Alamo Area Paralegal Association Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities Allstate AT&T Broadway Bank Capital Group Companies Capitol One Community Bible Church-Bulverde Deloitte Services LP DPT Laboratories ExxonMobil First Presbyterian Church San Antonio GVTC H-E-B Junior League of San Antonio Kappa Alpha Theta Kohl's KPMG, LLC Langmore Photography Madison Square Presbyterian Church

McCraw Oil Company, Inc / Kwik Chek Morgan Stanley Smith Barney National Charity League, San Antonio Rose NuStar Energy, LP Omega Delta Phi Rackspace San Antonio Hotel & Lodging Association San Antonio Orthopaedic Group, The Southwest Research Institute Sundt Construction Tesoro Companies, Inc. Texas Cavaliers Texas Health Care Toyota Motor Mfg. North America, Inc. True North True Vine Church Union Pacific Railroad Valero Energy Corporation Vokstoy of Starcrest Inc. Walmart

CASA BOARD OF GOVERNORS Dr. Gregg Anders Cristina Bazaldua Chris Claiborne Leticia Cantu Cortez Anne Folkes Carmen Gellhausen Melynda Gulley

Monique Hernandez Scott House Peter Hyk Ivan Jaime Amanda Lara Mike Lennane Jim Lube

Larry Mendez Kevin Moore Laura O'Donnell Jennifer Rose Aaron Seaman Paul Tepfenhart Julie Vaello

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FOUNDATIONS & GRANTS - $483,017 - 21%



DONATED SERVICES & GOODS - $628,446 - 27% GOVERNMENT SUPPORT - $601,885 - 26% PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS - $394,983 - 17% UNITED WAY - $186,462 - 8% INVESTMENT RETURNS - –$2,327

FINANCIAL REPORT NOTES: • Net assets at end of fiscal year: $1,013,210 • Complete audited financial statements are available on our website:


PAYROLL - $1,255,044 - 76% OTHER - $241,160 - 15% OCCUPANCY - $102,054 - 6% FUND RAISING COSTS - $12,900 - 1% VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT, TRAINING & RETENTION - $39,238 - 2%

OUTCOMES & OUTPUTS 1,449 children who were removed from their homes and placed in State protective custody received a volunteer Advocate to speak up for their best interests in court. 447 volunteer Advocates generously shared their time and talent for the benefit of children in our community who have experienced abuse and neglect. 91% Constancy - A volunteer Advocate stayed on a case from start to finish. 96% Impact – A volunteer Advocate directly impacted the positive outcome of a child’s case. 99% Judge Agreement – Children’s Court’s judges agreed with the recommendations of our volunteer Advocates.


Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) FY2012 ANNUAL REPORT

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