Join us for CASA Lake County’s 2022 Annual Gala


Friday, May 6, 2022

at 6:00 p.m.

Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Road

Glencoe, Illinois

Cocktails, Dinner, Auctions, Live Music & Dancing

Cocktail Attire


Our tickets are sold out, but feel free to support our event with a donation!

Click here!


Imagine facing the stressful circumstances of the last two years without a safe home and the support of your family. That is the situation faced by every one of our CASA children. They shouldn’t have to face it on their own. Often, our CASA Volunteer Advocates are the only consistent, reliable adult presence in their lives.

Join us as we once again celebrate the unbelievable dedication of our CASA Volunteers and raise funds to expand our program to serve the rapidly growing number of children in the Lake County child welfare system. We’ll hear inspiring stories of hope from our CASA Volunteers are the families they serve. For the first time since 2019, CASA Lake County welcomes you to the Chicago Botanic Garden for our annual gala.

Terri Zenner Award Honoree


Dan McConchie

Illinois Senate Minority Leader

Illinois State Senator, 26th District


In 2019, CASA Lake County was in a difficult position. The lease at our Forest Edge office was expiring, and the owner had informed us of his intent to sell the building. A thorough search of the area indicated that there were few viable alternative sites available that could accommodate our program and fit into our budget.


That is when Senator Dan McConchie stepped in. The Senator was familiar with the work of our CASA program and volunteers. When a funding opportunity became available, he reached out to our program to determine if we had a good use for capital funds. From that point forward, the Senator advocated to help CASA apply for the grant program. Through that advocacy, CASA received a grant for $800,000 from the State of Illinois, which was used to purchase and upgrade our building. We're grateful to Senator McConchie for helping our program find a permanent home from which to support the children of Lake County!

CASA Lake County’s Board of Directors Salutes


Judge Valerie Boettle Ceckowski

Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Division (ret.)

19th Judicial Circuit

During her time as a judge in the Juvenile Division of the 19th Judicial Circuit, Judge Ceckowski was a both strong partner to the Lake County CASA program, and a powerful voice for the children in our community. Join us in thanking her for her support and service.



Our tickets are sold out, but feel free to support our event with a donation!

Click here to register!



Thank you to presenting sponsor



Advocate Sponsors

Stacey & Doug Meyer

Brent & Kim Moody



Ambassador Sponsors

Donna & Jack Greenberg

Noga & Antonio Villalon

Judi Duchossois


Steward Sponsors

Joanna & Bill Lynn

Jacki Dioguardi & Chris Heier

Tobey & Randy Sheridan

Cassie & Ryan Clark

Christin & Paul Merrild

Heather & Matt Goldhaber



CASA Mission Partners

AbbVie Foundation

Camping World

Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation

The Gorter Foundation

Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park

Lake County Community Foundation

North Shore Exchange

Medline Foundation

John and Kathleen Schreiber Foundation

Trustmark Foundation




Please feel free to contact Brendan Siegfried with any questions about CASA's 2022 GALA at or 847-383-6260 x212