“Helping Children Blossom” – An evening to benefit CASA’s services of support and advocacy for foster children in the Antelope Valley
The 2016 benefit event has been scheduled for Friday, March 4, 2016. The CASA Child Advocacy Award will be presented to Don V. Parazo, MD, Associate Medical Director, Department Chief of Family Practice, and Medical Director for Community Affairs of High Desert Medical Group, and Medical Director for California Desert IPA. The event will be co-chaired by Diane Grooms and Jean Youngquist.
The 2015 Antelope Valley Dinner was held on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the John P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center, 43404 30th St West, Lancaster, CA 93536. The CASA Child Advocacy Award was presented to Susan and John Porter. Deputy Kevin Chapman and CASA volunteer advocate John Peterson were also be honored. 135 people attended, and almost $20,000 was raised to support CASA of Los Angeles’ services in the Antelope Valley. Photos of the event can be viewed by clicking here.
The event was sponsored by:
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
High Desert Medical Group
Dr. John and Susan Porter
Jean and Bob Youngquist
The African-American CASAs of LA Congratulates John Peterson and all Honorees
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
Flewilling & Moody
Kiwanis Club of Palmdale West
Thompson Von Tungeln, A.P.C.
The 2014 Antelope Valley benefit dinner was held on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the University of the Antelope Valley in Lancaster. The CASA Child Advocacy Award was presented to Senator Sharon Runner, Senator George Runner and their family by Dilys Tosteson Garcia, Executive Director of CASA/LA. With 150 people in attendance, the event raised over $20,000 in support of advocacy for foster children in the Antelope Valley. Students from Desert Christian High School Choir opened the evening with “We Are Not Alone” while cadettes from Lancaster High Air Force Junior ROTC welcomed guests and escorted them to their tables. The evening also featured guest speaker and 2012 CASA Volunteer of the Year, Linda Galati who shared her experience. Co-host Jean Youngquist also shared her experience as a CASA volunteer and emphasized the need for more CASAs to help foster children.
View photos from the event by clicking here.