Promise of Hope Luncheon
SAVE THE DATE FOR 2015!
Thursday, April 2nd
Ritz Charles Overland Park
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Networking Begins at 11:30 a.m.
To become a Table Captain for this great event, contact Di Topjon at 913.715.4034.
2014 Promise of Hope Reaches Milestone!
The 11th Annual Promise of Hope Luncheon was a huge success! With our largest attendance ever at 615 guests, we were able to achieve a new milestone by raising $50,003 in event day gifts and pledges! Guests were moved to contribute after hearing inspiring messages; most especially from Karen Green, a CASA volunteer who shared her story of advocating for Katie. For 2 1/2 years, Karen remained a consistent and caring friend in Katie's life. Katie's adoptive parents, Cheryl and Jim Wilmington, also delivered a heartfelt message about Karen and Katie's relationship, and their daughter's journey home to them.
Dr. Mary Moffatt, Pediatric Physician from Children's Mercy SCAN Clinic, offered an informational perspective on how a caring, supportive, nurturing adult can mitigate long-term effects upon maltreated children. Her message highlighted the efforts of those like CASA volunteers. JiaoJiao Shen served as the event emcee. As a CASA advocate herself, she was also able to share a personal story.
Proceeds of the event will benefit local child victims of abuse or neglect and those who are in need of a CASA advocate. CASA would like to thank our table captains, volunteers and donor family whose participation made this event a success for CASA children.
You can be the Promise of Hope for children by contributing a gift to CASA. You may donate online or by mail. To learn how you can become a CASA advocate, click here.