Founded by the Junior League over 30 years ago, Friends of CASA (FOCASA) began as a small group of dedicated women who planned and executed small fundraising events to support CASA.

As CASA has grown, so have the Friends of CASA. Today the Friends of CASA Members produce the Holiday Luncheon, a fashion show event at a stunning 5-star resort in Dana Point which raises over $500,000 annually. In addition to planning exciting fundraising events, Friends of CASA members have the opportunity to attend educational trainings and courthouse tours to learn more about the challenges facing our foster youth.  Members also participate in community impact days and volunteer hands-on in the community alongside other Friends of CASA members.

To learn more about Friends of CASA please contact Susan Kenny at advancement@casaoc.org.

FRIENDS OF CASA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

colleen masterson
president
debbie masek
Vice President
JOANA JAMES
membership director
saRAH MINAKARY
community outreach director
kimberly delamar matties
major events director
janine wald
finance director
valerie ramsay
retail sponsorship director
annette hellmich
sponsorship underwriting director
jennifer gonzales oxen
secretary
DANA STRADER
member at large
inga sanders-Marcereau
member at large
nicole inal
communications director
jennifer hanlon
member at large

FRIENDS OF CASA BOARD ADVISORY COUNCIL

CATHIE CARDELUCCI
Lori Jackson

JANET COLCLASER
Sandi Marino

jaynine warner

Friends of CASA members

claire arora
alia batniji
Zelma banuelos
nadia bess
tifani bradley
tatum cain
evan clark
liz desousa
lourdes dequillien
amanda ebright
alexis fiore
michelle fisher
christy flanagan
maggie flornes
nariman fraitekh
lisa gaetje
corey gonsalves
betsy gould
sara guggenheim Jarrett
kimberly hardy
annette hellmich
lisa hendry
molly jolly
Holly joseph
nicole joseph
patty juarez
nour kasm
kelsey lambert
allison lovus
christina markl
jennifer martin
Christi Matthews
natalie midlock
christina morrell
elle najafi
sandy parten
erika pederson
shabnam penry
alisa piersant
valerie ramsay
cheyenne randolph
courtney rychel
marian sansone
holly schwartz
corinne Sheehan
stefanie stamires
laura tennant
leana wood
sara van dusen
briana verham
trisha yount
marjorie zethraus

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