CASA's 2018 Gala

CASA Lake County's 2018 Gala

Presented by Camping World

Terri Zenner Award Honoree

Debra S. Waller
Chairman and CEO, Jockey International

The CASA Lake County Board of Directors would like to thank Debra S. Waller and the Jockey Being Family Foundation once again for their passion for serving adoptive children and families. CASA was so thrilled to present Debra with the Terri Zenner Award in honor of that work.

CASA's Board of Directors Salutes

Judge Margaret Mullen

CASA was thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize Judge Margaret Mullen, who helped to sponsor the creation of a CASA program in Lake County twenty-four years ago. Judge Mullen's thoughtful remarks reminded us all of why our CASA volunteers are so essential to the Lake County courts.

What A Night!

We're so thankful to everyone who was a part of CASA Lake County’s 2018 Gala on May 12th. In one evening, CASA's generous donors raised nearly $500,000, providing necessary funds to support the work of our program's Volunteer Advocates. Those funds will help our CASA volunteers provide life-changing advocacy services to over 180 children in our communities who have suffered abuse or neglect. We are simply overwhelmed with gratitude for our everyone's exceptional generosity.

We were so pleased to have guest speaker Mimi Quinn share her story with everyone in attendance. Mimi is an exceptional young woman who has an incredibly bright future ahead of her. We are so grateful that she found an unwavering advocate in her long-serving CASA Volunteer, Suzanne Cash. We’re so excited to see how the next chapter of Mimi’s life unfolds!

Thank You to CASA's 2018 Gala Sponsors

Again, we want to say how grateful we are for the generous support of CASA Lake County's mission. Here’s to our guests this year and to many successful years to come!

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We would love to hear from you! If you have any ideas or suggestions for how we can make next year's gala even better, or if you would like information about how to become a CASA volunteer, contact Brendan Siegfried at or 847.383.6260 ext.212.


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