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2019 Children's Champion Don C. & Diane S. Lake Foundation


Message from our Board President My initial experiences with CASA came from attending fundraising events with family and friends. Each time I attended a fundraiser, I heard the story of another child whose life was positively affected by CASA and their mission to speak for abused and neglected children in the juvenile dependency process. It quickly became clear to me that I wanted to contribute more to the overall CASA goal of protecting and ensuring each child’s right to a safe, permanent home. My desire to become more involved was realized when I was invited to join the Board. Being a part of the Finance Committee allowed me to contribute to CASA’s efforts to make sure that every dollar raised is stretched as far as possible. My time with the Executive Committee helped me to understand the intricacies of a non-profit Board; and now my term as President will allow me to further work towards the success of an agency that puts the children of our community at the forefront of every decision made. We can "Change a Child's Story." I am honored to be a part of this group of hard-working and dedicated individuals who give their time and resources so graciously to such a worthy cause. I look forward to this upcoming year and all that we can accomplish as we work together...."Better Together."

Board of Directors Julio Gonzalez, President Citizen's Business Bank Mike Martinez, Vice President Pro Tool Services Jannette Pedersen, Secretary California Resources Corporation Shannon Webster, Treasurer Daniells Phillips Vaughan & Bock Abby Auffant Chevron Terri Collins Watson Realty ERA Jay Ericsson Wells Fargo Private Bank Dave Ewert, Past President Excelleration Consulting Joyce Holtzclaw E&B Natural Resources Carlee Meador Central Valley Search Partners Cindy Minner Wells Fargo Bank Jenifer Natto Outlets at Tejon Heather Pennella Bakersfield College Foundation Vince Roche Pacific Commercial Realty Advisors Jeff Warren Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, Kiyoshi Tomono Adventist Health Matt McCort Donald Valpredo Custom Farming

Yours in Advocacy,

Julio Gonzalez

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Corrina Sheridar Sturgeon Services International Amy Travis Executive Director Karen Covington Advocate Board Liaison


Program Spotlight

THANK YOU TO OUR

2019 CIRCLE OF HOPE MEMBERS M e n t a l d d d H e a l t h A d v o c a c y

Your monthly gift makes a positive impact in the life of a foster child.

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Dr. Elizabeth Altmiller Mrs. Maureen Beccari Ms. Sue Berry Mr. Christopher Caratan Ms. Christel Chagoya Ms. Jasmin Chavez Ms. Cheryl Collins Mr. & Mrs. Ray Clanton Mr. Ryan M. Cunha Mr. Joe Daugherty Ms. Margaret DeArmond Ms. Sheila Dormier Mr. & Mrs. Dorsey Driggs Mr. & Mrs. Robert Duchow Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Eaves Ms. Teri Elliott Mr. & Mrs. David Ewert Mrs. Jean Fisher Pastor & Mrs. Josh Fitzpatrick Ms. Therese Foley Ms. Denise Frausto Mr. & Mrs. Russell Garner Dr. & Mrs. James George Mr. & Mrs. Jubs Ghyselinck

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Mr. & Mrs. Greg Golich Mr. & Mrs. Julio Gonzalez Veronica Green Mrs. Micky Heppe Dr. Gregory Heyart Mrs. Joyce Holtzclaw Mrs. Teresa Howard Mr. & Mrs. Spencer Kaff Ms. Margaret Jephson Ms. Jennifer Kavanaugh Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert LaRoque Ms. Judy Lehmeier Dr. & Mrs. Matthew Malerich Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mariani Mr. & Mrs. Mike Martinez Ms. Colleen Ann McGauley Mr. John McGauley Mr. Pat McGauley Ms. Kathleen McNeil Mr. & Mrs. Pat Mellon Dr. B.J. Moore Mr. & Mrs. Donald Moss Mrs. Stacie Munoz Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Musser

Ms. Jane Parsons Mr. & Mrs. Pritesh Patel Mr. & Mrs. Chris Pedersen Ms. Heather Pennella Mrs. Lorinda Porterfield Mr. Gary Richardson Ms. Rosalie Rocha Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Rojas Mr. & Mrs. Brett Selby Mrs. Janet Shaw Ms. Rita Sluga Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Straub Mr. & Mrs. Scott Tobias Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Todd Ms. Barbara Tongate Mr. & Mrs. Chad Tongco Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Travis Mr. & Mrs. Tom Tupper Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Warren Mr. & Mrs. Paul Welchans Mrs. Mary Womack Mr. Frank Wooldridge Mr. & Mrs. Jon Zaninovich Mr. & Mrs. Barry Zoeller


"Better together" Community

Community Grants January 2019 - June 2019

These community supporters are dedicated to improving the well-being of abused and neglected children living in Kern County. Beyond charitable coverage programs, they provide qualified nonprofit organizations with grant funding in order to improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve.

Kaiser Permanente Albert Parvin Foundation Wells Fargo Bank Harry & Ethyl West Foundation Ben & Gladys Arkelian Foundation Kern Family Health Care C.A.R.E Bakersfield West Rotary

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$30,000 $10,000 $10,000 $3,000 $3,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,000


Boot Scootin' Derby May 4, 2019

THANK YOU to our Boot Scootin' Derby event sponsors! Proceeds raised will provide 35 children with their very own CASA.

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Advocates who served a child Jan.-June 2019 Mike Abbas Russ Abercrombie Kelley Allen Liz Altmiller Beth Arner Antonette Ayers Diane Baumruk Lisa Beatty Ann Beman Peggy Bergman-Smith Gizel Bermudez Tamara Bernard Saiqa Bhat Chris Boyd Susan Boyd Angie Boyler Glenda Braun Erika Brooks Paula Ceballos

PLauren Figueroa Lourdes Flores Yolanda Flores Beverly Foster Charis Franz Jacqueline Garcia Timothy Garcia Russ Garner Kirstin Garrett Jim George Bobbie George Breann Goodmon Chloe Graham Gordy Guillen Jennifer Haines Debra Haley Elizabeth Haley Susan Hamilton Beth Heisey

Paul Johnson Jessica Kaff Brenda Keele Cheryl Ketchum Sadia Khan Leslie Kimble Bobbi Kirkegaard-Jensen Paul Linder Rhonda Litt-Stoner Georgina Lorenzi Crystal Madden Pat Mahan Dusty Maness Scott Manzer Ruthann Marquez Audrey Martinez Carolyn McIntyre Christina McKelvey Gaylene Merz

Lori Porterfield April Presa Cheryl Prude Christina Pulido Martin Pulido Linda Quezada-Dominguez Pritika Ram Diana Ramirez Laura Ramirez Petra Ramirez Kristy Rapley Cheryl Reed Debbie Rohatsch Melissa Row Mitchell Rowland Jerry Saville Judy Saville Anne Schlesinger Diana Shaw

Tina Marie Chaney Maria Chavira Carolyn Christolear Cheryl Collins Rebecca Collins Jennifer Constantine Sherry Core Iyali Corona Randy Coulter Karen Covington Janie Cross Inocencia Cruz Sue Daniels Joe Daugherty MaryAnn Dunham Patricia Ebel Tammie Fanning Pushpini Fernando

Jennifer Henry Micky Heppe Rebecca Hertan Tracye Hicks Vicky Hoffman Anne Holdren Tina Hopper Deanna Hostetter Adriana Humphrey William Humphrey Cheryl Hunter Susanne Icardo Michelle Jackson Esther James Margaret Jephson Diane Johnson Ian Journey Laurie Johnson

Christine Meyer Terry Meyer Ken Miller Lora Minton Cyrus Moon Martha Mortimer Don Moss Karen Moss Shantha NalurChandrasekaran Kelli Neuman Ty Ohanneson Jaime Ortiz Mary Ortiz Sarah Owens Jane Parsons Nancy Paul Ruby Payne

Janet Shaw Kristine Shipman Lucia Sosa Pamela Spitzer Chris Stahnke Jamie Swan Becky Thomas Corinne Thompson Fran Thompson Terri Thompson Dwight Todd Judy Todd Karen Townsend Susan Trihey Mary Vander Werff Angela Vazquez Rob White Christine Wilson

Our Advocates have served 3002 children since 1994.

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Turning Point Story For a child to end up in the foster care system, there has to have been a multitude of failures along the way. Failures that compound, and can eventually end up in the child being on the receiving end of severe abuse, whether physical, sexual, or emotional. Failures that stem from a person, most often a parent, given implicit trust by the child and shattering that trust beyond repair. Such was the case for Melanie*. When she was 11 years old, she and her older sister suffered horrific abuse at the hands of their mother and father. The trust in their supposed caregivers was shattered, and they were placed in the foster care system. After such a traumatic time in her life, it would be understandable for Melanie to never trust an adult again; but thankfully Deanna, her CASA, entered her life. Deanna has been Advocating for Melanie since 2017, and in that time has become a part of Melanie’s story. Someone that she can rely on and can talk to about issues in her life. She even opens up to Deanna about her relationships and how those are going.

During the panel, Melanie stated to the audience that what made Deanna such an important figure in her life, despite only seeing her on a weekly basis, was that Deanna truly listened to her. In the foster care system, a child might go through a dozen different adults in authority positions throughout their time, whether it be social workers, teachers, foster parents or even attorneys. A CASA will follow their child through all of these changes and remain the one consistent, caring adult in their life. By doing something as simple as listening to Melanie when she needed someone to talk to, Deanna managed to foster a connection that Melanie could rely on.

Recently in March 2019, Melanie was involved in a conference for foster youth. Through her involvement in a group at her school, Melanie was asked to be on the Youth Ambassador Panel, where the foster youth identified an adult in their life as an “adult supporter.” Melanie picked Deanna as her adult supporter.

Deanna has been Advocating for Melanie since 2017, and in that time has become a part of Melanie’s story. Someone that she can rely on, and can talk to about issues in her life.

During the panel, Melanie teared up a little speaking about the impact Deanna has had on her life thus far. Melanie will continue on her path through the foster care system with Deanna by her side. Whatever the future holds for Melanie, she will know that she has a supporter that she can lean on and confide in, and who has her best interest at heart. *Name changed to protect identity.


Our Donors Who Make It Possible. CASA of Kern County relies on private donations to continue our important mission of advocating for safe and permanent homes for abused and neglected children. We thank the following individuals, companies, foundations, and organizations for caring about the children in Kern County's juvenile dependency system. Every effort was made to include all donors. Please call the CASA office at (661) 631-2272 if your name has been misspelled or excluded.

Organization/Foundations

Amazon Smile Foundation Ben H. & Glady's Arkelian Foundation AT&T Matching Gift Program Bakersfield Classic Thunderbird Club Bakersfield Emblem Club #186 Bakersfield Sports Lions Club Bakersfield West Rotary Foundation C & A Ream Consulting, Inc. CA Golden Empire CPCU Society California Urethanes Settlement Fund County of Kern Cynthia Lake Charitable Trust DaVita Dialysis, Inc. Halliburton Employer Match Harry & Ethel West Foundation Jim Burke Ford Lincoln Mercury Jaguar Judicial Council of California Junior League of Bakersfield Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Lake Family Foundation Office of Emergency Services PG & E Ray & Joan Dezember Charitable Fund SEIU Local 1000, DLC Sister Phyllis Hughes Grants Program Teter Architects The Albert Parvin Foundation The Tower Grill & Bar United Way California Capital Region Wells Fargo Bank Wonderful Giving

Corporate Sponsors 1C13 Medical (Dr. Cyrus Moon)

Advance Beverage Adventist Health

Aera Energy AltaOne Federal Credit Union American Safety Awesome Fitness Bakersfield Hyundai California Resources Corporation Chevron Citizen's Business Bank Don C. & Diane S. Lake Family Dignity Health Edward J. Thomas Kaiser Permanente Kern Health Systems Loop Electric Marj Nixon Pro Tool Services, Inc. Robert & Helen Gales San Joaquin Refining Company Southern California Gas Tejon Ranch Company Tejon Ranch Outlets Valley Children's Hospital Valley Republic Bank Wonderful Company

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Corporate In-Kind Contributions

Action Sports Ad Class Advance Beverage Company Adventist Health Bakersfield Well and Pump Co. Barbich Hooper King Dill Hoffman Bellissima Medical Aesthetics Belvedere Restaurant Benji's French Basque Restaurant Bland Company Central Valley Timing Classic Silks Daou Winery Derby Wine Estates DJ Phantom Stranger-Patrick Spurlock Essentials Day Spa Grapevine MSP Grimmway Farms Guitar Masters, LLC Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant HER Boutique Hero For Hire - Spider-man Jim Burke Ford Lincoln John Paul Mitchell Systems KC Steakhouse Kern Machinery Kern Oil Refining KERO-23 KGET-17 Klein DeNatale Goldner Cooper Rosenlieb & Kimball KUZZ Le Creuset Little Italy Restaurant Locale Farm to Table MadoroM Napa Valley Mama Tosca Italian Restaurant M.D. Atkinson Moo Creamery

Ovation Theater Paradigm Hydraulics Personal Ag Management Insurance Services, LLC Premier Lighting & Home Prime Time BBQ Pro Tools Services, Inc. Rabobank Arena RCB Inspections & Termite Control Red Pepper Restaurant Redhouse Ranch Rig City Roasting Rio Bravo Country Club Santa Carota Seven Oaks Country Club Signature Property Inspections Shellie Renee Photography Skylark North S.L. Shaw Company Sonder Southern California Medical College Sweet Surrender Synergy Wellness Tejon Ranch Company Temblor Brewing Company The Bakersfield Californian The BLVD The French Quarter The Mark Restaurant The Tower Grill & Bar Track House Trader Joe's Uricchio's Trattoria Valley Bible Fellowship Village Pet Market Walker-Lewis Rents Wells Fargo Bank Wiki's Wine Dive & Grill Woodland Unfinished Furniture Wool Growers

2019 Celebrations Party Hosts Antonio & Maureen Becarri Zach Martin, Jane Parsons, Margaret DeArmond Jannette Pedersen, Terri Collins, Kat Alvarez Dr. Nick Hansa, Mrs. Pum Hansa, Nick Panici Carla & Jeff Musser, Renee Goodwin, Keith Stonebraker and Colleen A. McGauley Kaiser Permanente, Tejon Ranch Company Leslie Golich, Shannon Webster, Michelle Vance Sharlet Briggs, David Eastman, Pat Coyle, Dave Ewert and Joyce Holtsclaw Tasha Johnston James Nickel, Stefanie Wickensheimer Mark Boren, Kevin Burton, Jill Waters Connie & Mike Moustakis, Jannette Pedersen, Kat Alvarez and Dawn Champion


Our Donors Who Make It Possible.

IndividualIndividual Contributions

Individual Contributions Mr. & Mrs. Ariel Auffant Ms. Lorena Aguayo Mr. John Anonymous The Honorable and Mrs. Robert Anspach Mr. and Mrs. Dick Anthes Ms. Meghan Arens Ms. Michelle Asher Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Augustine Mr. John Balfanz Ms. Olga Beregovskaya Ms. Maraiah Bermudez Ms. Sue Bickford Mr. and Mrs. James Black Mr. and Mrs. Mark Boren Ms. Sharlet Briggs Ms. Erika Brooks Ms. Jalyn Brown Ms. Tammy Brown Mr. Marvin G. Bultman, II Mr. and Mrs. Mike Burger Ms. Carissa Cady Mr. Kenneth Carter Mr. and Mrs. Peter Carton Ms. Katherine Cesare Ms. Tina Marie Chaney Mrs. Jasmine Chavez Mr. and Mrs. Mike Chertok Ms. Cassandra Clyburn Mr. Josh Conner Ms. Angela Corona Ms. Diana Crews Mr. Joe Daugherty Ms. Karen Dawson Ms. Margaret DeArmond Ms. Tonya Dewar Mrs. Joan Dezember Mr. and Mrs. Anik Doshi Ms. Anne Draucker Ms. Megan Elias Ms. Angelica Estrada-Rodriguez Mr. and Mrs. David Ewert Mr. Roy Fanucchi Mr. and Mrs. Steven Faulk Ms. Kimberly Fiehler Ms. Carol Fleming Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Ford Ms. Monica Franetovich Ms. Denise Frausto Mr. Ralph Frugatti Ms. Heather Gabaree Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gardiner Mr. John Garone Ms. Michele Garrison

Contributions

Ms. Simran Ghuman Mr. and Mrs. Greg Golich Mr. Phillip Gomez Mr. and Mrs. Julio Gonzalez Mrs. Amber Griffin Mr. Brandon Grimm Mr. Guillermo (Gordy) Guillen Mr. Michael Hale Ms. Vickie Halterman Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hampton Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hankins Ms. Jennifer Henry Mrs. Stacy Heredia Dr. Gregory Heyart Ms. Vicky Hoffman Mr. and Ms. Mark Holtzclaw Mr. James Humphrey Mr. and Mrs. William Humphrey Ms. Margaret Jephson Ms. Juanita Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnson Mr. and Mrs. David Johnston Ms. Tanice Jones Mr. Ian Journey Mr. Kirk Houser Ms. Emily Kremers Mr. Wayne Kress Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert LaRoque Ms. Belinda Latorre Ms. Marianne Laxague Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Leal Mr. Johnny Margarini Ms. Sheri Martin Mr. and Mrs. Mike Martinez Congressman Kevin McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Laurence McEvoy Mr. and Mrs. Gar McIndoe Mrs. Julia McKay Mr. Levi McMahon Mr. Mike Miller Ms. Annette Morales Ms. Kimberlee Moss Mr. and Ms. Steve Munoz Mr. Patrick Muwanga Ms. Jenifer Natto Ms. Letty Navarro Ms. Claudia Neri Mr. and Mrs. Alan Neuman Mrs. Marjorie Nixon Mr. Ty Ohanneson Mr. Jaime Ortiz Mr. Hakan Ozsala

Mr. Dennis H.Palmer Ms. Mary Ann Paranaque Ms. Jane Parsons Mrs. Julie Parsons Mr. and Mrs. Pritesh Patel Ms. Melanie Paterniti Mr. and Mrs. Mike Patterson Ms. Rebecca Payne Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Pearson Mr. and Mrs. Chris Pedersen Ms. Heather Pennella Ms. Connie Perezchicu Ms. Edith Prisacaru Mr. Salvador Quezada Ms. Laura Ramirez Ms. Cheryl Reed Mr. and Mrs. Gary Richardson Mr. and Mrs. Randall R. Richardson Ms. Adelina Robles Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rocha Mr. and Mrs. John Romanini Dr. and Ms. Mark Root Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rubio Mr. Johnny Saez Mr. and Mrs. Scott Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Shipman Mr. and Mrs. Ty Shipman Mr. and Mrs. Keith Shotts Mr. David Sidhu Ms. Rita Sluga Mr. Michael Solko Mr. and Mrs. Mike Soper Mr. Paul Spears Ms. Christine Sweet Mr. and Mrs. Max Steinert Mr. and Mrs. David Titsworth Mr. and Mrs. Mike Torigiani Mrs. Chris Towery Ms. Mary Trichell Mr. and Mrs. Frank Trujillo Ms. Jane Tucker Ms. Melissa Vartanian Ms. Jennifer Walker Mrs. Leslie Walters Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Warren Mrs. Jill Waters Ms. Marcee Waymire Ms. Stacey Wheeler Ms. Tonya Williams Mrs. Lisa Witthans Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wonderly Mr. and Mrs. Dee Wong Mr. and Mrs. Richard Young Mr. and Mrs. Barry Zoeller

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Our Donors Who Make It Possible.

IndividualIndividual Contributions

Individual Contributions Mr. & Mrs. Ariel Auffant Ms. Lorena Aguayo Mr. John Anonymous The Honorable and Mrs. Robert Anspach Mr. and Mrs. Dick Anthes Ms. Meghan Arens Ms. Michelle Asher Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Augustine Mr. John Balfanz Ms. Olga Beregovskaya Ms. Maraiah Bermudez Ms. Sue Bickford Mr. and Mrs. James Black Mr. and Mrs. Mark Boren Ms. Sharlet Briggs Ms. Erika Brooks Ms. Jalyn Brown Ms. Tammy Brown Mr. Marvin G. Bultman, II Mr. and Mrs. Mike Burger Ms. Carissa Cady Mr. Kenneth Carter Mr. and Mrs. Peter Carton Ms. Katherine Cesare Ms. Tina Marie Chaney Mrs. Jasmine Chavez Mr. and Mrs. Mike Chertok Ms. Cassandra Clyburn Mr. Josh Conner Ms. Angela Corona Ms. Diana Crews Mr. Joe Daugherty Ms. Karen Dawson Ms. Margaret DeArmond Ms. Tonya Dewar Mrs. Joan Dezember Mr. and Mrs. Anik Doshi Ms. Anne Draucker Ms. Megan Elias Ms. Angelica Estrada-Rodriguez Mr. and Mrs. David Ewert Mr. Roy Fanucchi Mr. and Mrs. Steven Faulk Ms. Kimberly Fiehler Ms. Carol Fleming Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Ford Ms. Monica Franetovich Ms. Denise Frausto Mr. Ralph Frugatti Ms. Heather Gabaree Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gardiner Mr. John Garone Ms. Michele Garrison

Contributions

Ms. Simran Ghuman Mr. and Mrs. Greg Golich Mr. Phillip Gomez Mr. and Mrs. Julio Gonzalez Mrs. Amber Griffin Mr. Brandon Grimm Mr. Guillermo (Gordy) Guillen Mr. Michael Hale Ms. Vickie Halterman Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hampton Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hankins Ms. Jennifer Henry Mrs. Stacy Heredia Dr. Gregory Heyart Ms. Vicky Hoffman Mr. and Ms. Mark Holtzclaw Mr. James Humphrey Mr. and Mrs. William Humphrey Ms. Margaret Jephson Ms. Juanita Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnson Mr. and Mrs. David Johnston Ms. Tanice Jones Mr. Ian Journey Mr. Kirk Houser Ms. Emily Kremers Mr. Wayne Kress Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert LaRoque Ms. Belinda Latorre Ms. Marianne Laxague Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Leal Mr. Johnny Margarini Ms. Sheri Martin Mr. and Mrs. Mike Martinez Congressman Kevin McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Laurence McEvoy Mr. and Mrs. Gar McIndoe Mrs. Julia McKay Mr. Levi McMahon Mr. Mike Miller Ms. Annette Morales Ms. Kimberlee Moss Mr. and Ms. Steve Munoz Mr. Patrick Muwanga Ms. Jenifer Natto Ms. Letty Navarro Ms. Claudia Neri Mr. and Mrs. Alan Neuman Mrs. Marjorie Nixon Mr. Ty Ohanneson Mr. Jaime Ortiz Mr. Hakan Ozsala

Mr. Dennis H.Palmer Ms. Mary Ann Paranaque Ms. Jane Parsons Mrs. Julie Parsons Mr. and Mrs. Pritesh Patel Ms. Melanie Paterniti Mr. and Mrs. Mike Patterson Ms. Rebecca Payne Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Pearson Mr. and Mrs. Chris Pedersen Ms. Heather Pennella Ms. Connie Perezchicu Ms. Edith Prisacaru Mr. Salvador Quezada Ms. Laura Ramirez Ms. Cheryl Reed Mr. and Mrs. Gary Richardson Mr. and Mrs. Randall R. Richardson Ms. Adelina Robles Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rocha Mr. and Mrs. John Romanini Dr. and Ms. Mark Root Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rubio Mr. Johnny Saez Mr. and Mrs. Scott Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Shipman Mr. and Mrs. Ty Shipman Mr. and Mrs. Keith Shotts Mr. David Sidhu Ms. Rita Sluga Mr. Michael Solko Mr. and Mrs. Mike Soper Mr. Paul Spears Ms. Christine Sweet Mr. and Mrs. David Titsworth Mr. and Mrs. Mike Torigiani Mrs. Chris Towery Ms. Mary Trichell Mr. and Mrs. Frank Trujillo Ms. Jane Tucker Ms. Melissa Vartanian Ms. Jennifer Walker Ms. Leslie Walters Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Warren Ms. Jill Waters Ms. Marcee Waymire Ms. Stacey Wheeler Ms. Tonya Williams Mrs. Lisa Witthans Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wonderly Mr. and Mrs. Dee Wong Mr. and Mrs. Richard Young Mr. and Mrs. Barry Zoeller

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Our Donors Who Make It Possible. Individual In-Kind Contributions Ms. Dagmar Alexandersson Mrs. Marily Anton Ms. Catherine Bennett Ms. MaryAnn Billings Mrs. Vicki Bousquet Mr. Wes Bradford Ms. Carolyn Buck Ms. Vicki Capehart Ms. Oleta Collins Mrs. Terri Collins Dr. Chandra Commuri Ms. Kelly Cronian Mr. Ryan Cunha Ms. Amber Dixon Mr. & Mrs. Dorsey Driggs Mr. David Ewert Mrs. Viridiana Gallardo-King Mr. & Mrs. Keith Gardiner Mr. & Mrs. Greg Golich Mr. & Mrs. Julio Gonzalez Mr. Joe Haggerty Father Craig Harrison Mr. Michael Hawkesworth Dr. Gregory Heyart Mr. Tom Hoffmann Mrs. Joyce Holtzclaw Mrs. Regina Hukill Mrs. Ghina Itani Ms. Monya Jameson Mr. & Mrs. Paul Johnson Ms. Shelley Johnson Mrs. Tasha Johnston Miss Cynthia Lake Mr. Gilbert LaRoque Ms. Michelle Layton Mrs. Teresa Leal Ms. Shauna Lofy Mr. Don Lucas Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Madrid Ms. Allie Madrid Ms. Lori Malkin Ms. Lili Marsh Mr. Don Martin

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Martinez Ms. Aliza McCracken Ms. Colleen A. McGauley Mrs. Amy Meger Mrs. Cindy Minner Dr. B.J. Moore Mrs. Carla Musser Mrs. Marjorie Nixon Ms. Jane Parsons Mr. Paul Pavletich Mrs. Kristy Rapley Ms. Susan Rupple Mr. David Schwartz Mrs. Diana Shaw Ms. Charlene Smith Ms. Viki Speegle Ms. Michelle Stone Mr. Alan Tandy Ms. Lynn Taylor Ms. Shelley Thompson Mrs. Elaine Tison Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Todd Mr. & Mrs. Chad Tongco Mrs. Amy Travis Mrs. Claudia True Mrs. Mary VanderWerff Dr. Armi Walker Mr. Jacob Walter Ms. Leslie Walters Mr. Jeff Warren Ms. Ila Waymire Mrs. Karen Wetzel Ms. Charlotte White Mrs. Katie Whittington Ms. Kristi Williams Dumas Ms. Barbara Williams Ms. Linda Wright Mrs. Gayle Yraceburu Ms. Melissa Ysaguirre Mr. & Mrs. Barry Zoeller Ms. Vanna Zoeller

Memorial Gifts In Memory of Charles Zwartendyk by Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Rojas

In honor of Billie Palla by Mrs. Karen Wetzel

In Memory of Sam Towery by Ms. Colleen Ann McGauley

In honor of Gary Friedman by Mr. John Garone

In Memory of Jan Garone

In honor of Jay Ericsson by Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Shipman

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Mr. and Mrs. Dick Anthes Ms. Meghan Arens Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Augustine Ms. Sue Bickford Mr. Marvin G. Bultman, II Mr. and Mrs. Mike Burger Mr. Kenneth Carter Ms. Margaret DeArmond Ms. Tonya Dewar Mrs. Joan Dezember Mr. Roy Fanucchi Ms. Michele Garrison Mr. Michael Hale Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hankins Mr. Wayne Kress Ms. Marianne Laxague Mr. Johnny Margarini Mr. and Mrs. Laurence McEvoy Mr. and Mrs. Gar McIndoe Ms. Julie Parsons Mr. and Mrs. Mike Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Pearson Mr. and Mrs. Bob Phares Mr. and Mrs. David Ragsdale Mr. and Mrs. Randall R. Richardson Mr. and Mrs. John Romanini Mr. and Mrs. Mike Soper Mr. and Mrs. Mike Torigiani Ms. Mary Trichell Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wonderly Mr. and Mrs. Dee Wong Mr. and Mrs. Richard Young

cheers TO PAST CASA EVENTS AND OUR AMAZING SUPPORTERS!

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Honorary Gifts

In honor of The Honorable Therese Foley by The Honorable and Mrs. Robert Anspach


CASA Welcomes 20 New Advocates

Top photo: Back row from L to R: Jaime Ortiz, Susan Hamilton, Guillermo "Gordy" Guillen, Judge Raymonda Burnham Marquez, Kristine Shipman, Beth Arner, Rebecca Hertan, and Cheryl Reed. Front Row L to R: Erika Brooks, Tina Chaney, Muosadak "Mike" Abbas, and Chloe Graham.

Bottom photo: Back row L to R: Ian Journey, Judge Raymonda Brunham Marquez, Kassandra Vicenec, and Maritza Lara-Martinez. Front row L to R: Simran Ghuman, Megan Johnston, Bernadette Root, Tammy Brown, Stacey Wheeler, and Juanita Johnson

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