2015 Annual Report



2015 Annual Report
CASA for Children Annual Report
Dear Friends of CASA for Children,
This past year was a period marked by dynamic change at CASA.
Most significantly, in January 2015, we expanded services to Columbia
County, making us ‘CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington, and
Columbia Counties.’ Our geographic reach now extends from the Portland
metropolitan area, to Washington County, to the more rural areas of the North
Coast and St. Helens. These diverse populations and regions demand unique
programmatic initiatives, tailored trainings, and new competencies.
Though our service area has expanded, our mission remains intact:
CASA for Children is committed to training and supporting CASA volunteers to
advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in foster care with the
ultimate goal of securing safe, permanent homes so these youth can thrive
and succeed as independent members of society. Today, we are responsible
for extending this mission to one-third of Oregon youth living in foster care.
people answer this
“ Most
call to service because they
want to change the lives of
children; what they don’t
realize is how much the
work changes them.
It deepens the core of who
you are as a person.
- Georgia McGinnis Roberts,
CASA Supervisor, WA County
In this annual report you will read about extraordinary CASA
volunteers like Linda Ralley, whose unwillingness to accept anything less
than an ideal outcome for the youth she served inspires us still. You will also
read about a new organizational commitment to Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion. Our CASAs are there to help youth navigate a system that is
complicated, confusing and frightening. We ensure our CASAs are
well-trained and understand the nuances of homes that may not look like
theirs; families with different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and
different educational and language needs. In acknowledgement of this, we
have formed a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, composed of
CASAs, staff, and board members, who are currently guiding the agency
towards enhanced cultural competencies so that we can achieve better
outcomes for all the young people we serve.
I would like to mention that on December of 2015,
CASA was recognized by Portland Business
Journal as #3 on their list of the “Most Admired
Non-Profits in Oregon. We owe this distinction to
our dedicated staff, our committed Board of Directors,
our Ambassador Board, and of course, our amazing
team of CASA volunteers, who steadfastly and
passionately support children and families whose
lives have been impacted by the foster care system.
Lastly, I want to thank you for your continued and most generous
support of CASA, whether your donation comes in the form of time and
energy, or funds that keep our doors open, we are humbled and grateful
beyond words for your support. Sincerely,
The past year has been rich with opportunities
for CASA volunteers to pursue continuing
education opportunities, first time orientations,
trainings, and social gatherings.
In FY15 we recruited and trained 111 new CASAs
and supported 451 active CASAs across our
three counties.
We are proud to note that this year’s
retention rate for CASAs is 83%, far
outpacing the national CASA average of
Flex Learning Training (1/2 online, 1/2
in classroom) has proven to be an
innovative approach that allows us to
serve a broader demographic.
Our first ever Columbia County specific
Flex Training was offered July-August,
Mamadou Toure, Washington County
CASA Supervisor, completed
requirements to become a certified
Knowing Who You Are trained
facilitator (read more on p. 6)
Fostering Futures Training helps
CASAs better serve youth who are
transitioning out of the Child Welfare
System and preparing for adulthood.
Breakfast with Betsy training series
offers CASAs an opportunity to meet
face to face with the executive director
and learn about relevant community
The monthly CASA book club is a hit
among CASAs. The meet-up explores
issues that arise on CASA cases through
fiction and non-fiction works
Many other social activities, including
potlucks hosted by CASA Supervisors,
and class reunions for CASAs who
trained together.
2014-2015 proved to be the most
dynamic year to date for Continuing
Education. Some standout topics
include: Racial Equity, TraumaInformed Care, Collaborative Problem
Solving, Serving families Experiencing
Homelessness, Finding Families/
Relative Engagement, Serving Youth on
the Run, Understanding Mental Health
evaluations, and Motivational
Continuing Education opportunities
are offered free to our CASA
Community to encourage continual
learning and access to innovative
research and practices while working
on cases
24th Annual CASA for Children Auction & Dinner
CASA Board Chair, Pat Welch,
& Executive Director, Betsy Stark Miller
Representatives from Presenting Sponsor,
Sleep Train’s Corporate & Philanthropic Team
CASA’s Annual Auction is our single largest annual revenue
source. All funds raised at the Auction directly support CASA’s
work advocating for our community’s most vulnerable children.
Oregon Volunteers Commission
Sleep Train
$25,000 - $74,999
Collins Foundation
The Bill Healy Foundation
JFR Foundation
James R. Kuse Family Foundation
Meyer Memorial Trust
National CASA Association
NW Natural
The Estate of George &
Claire Rives
Washington County Community
Development Block Grant
Thomas & Kristin Boothe
John and Kim Bradley
Braemar Charitable Trust
City of Beaverton
Chris Clipper & Jamia Tyler
Roger Coit
Edward & Romell Ackley
The Ford Family Foundation
Fred Meyer Foundation
Friends of CASA
Mike & Kristin Fritz
Bill & Colleen Gardner
Genentech, Inc
Ray Hickey Foundation
Hirko Family Fund of The Oregon
Community Foundation
Johnson Family Foundation
Juan Young Trust Eastern Division
Juan Young Trust Western Division
Larry & Joyce Mendelsohn
Oregon Community Foundation
Anne & Robert Sacks
Sandeep Diamond Corporation
Schamp Family Fund of the Oregon
Community Foundation
The Walters Family Foundation
OCF Joseph E. Weston
Public Foundation
The Wheeler Foundation
Diamour Inc.
Eyal R. D. Corp.
Alisa & Geoff Johnston
Ms. Kim Moyer
Rosy Blue, Inc.
SDIL, Inc.
Kirk & Christen Skaugen
TD Retail Card Services
Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust
Laura Wieden & Joseph Blatner
Assurant Solutions
Stephen & Melissa Babson
Missy Bechen
Cambia Health Solutions
Mike & Melissa Delanty
GemEx Systems Inc
Genesis Financial Solutions, Inc.
George & Kara Hale
JB & Lisa Handley
Hanna Andersson Hanna Helps
The Hart Family Foundation
H.W. & D.C.H. Irwin Foundation
Jackson Foundation
Mary Jaeger & Jerry Walker
Jewelex New York LTD
KeyBank Foundation
Nectar & Loraine Kirkiris
William & Jani McCormick
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Cindy & Tom Mulflur
Nike, Inc.
Vic Petroff
Providence Health Plans
Tom & Anna Maria Savinar
Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE
Suashish Jewels Inc.
Thorson Pacific, Inc.
Treliss Worldwide
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Umpqua Bank
Union Pacific Foundation
Universal Fine Jewelry
Jason Waxberg & Ann Obuchowski
Wieden + Kennedy
WinCo Foods
With the help of your generous
support, CASA for Children
of Multnomah, Washington, &
Columbia Counties served 1,015
children who have been abused
or neglected and are going
through the trauma of the court
Visit our website to learn
about how you can give:
casahelpskids.org or
call us at 503.988.5115.
Thank you to NW Natural for
making our work possible.
We are proud to be a
2014-2016 Program of Focus.
2014-2015 REPORT CARD
1,015 children
benefited from
Apex Real Estate Partners
The Autzen Foundation
B H Multi Com | EFFY
B.P., Lester & Regina John
Gail Baker & John
Tim & Mary Boyle
Jennifer & Bill Cameron
Carpets For Kids Etc., Inc.
CG Creations
City of Hillsboro
Columbia Distributing Co.
Joan & Kelly Cushing
Ray & Bobbi Davis
Ericksen Charitable Fund
Ernst & Young
Executive Security
Fred Meyer
Fred Meyer Jewelers
Gary & Heidi Grenley
Billy Grippo
Tige & Peggy Harris
Larry Holzman
ICTSI Oregon, Inc.
John & Jill Inskeep
The Intel Foundation
Doug & Kristen Johanson
Jubitz Family Foundation
Eva Kripalani
Lawyers Title of Oregon
Mancini Charitable
Wayne & Susan Monfries
The Movado Group
Jill Nelson
Pacific Power
Pearl Women’s Center
Tim & Kristen Phillips
Ponzi Vineyards
Portland Business Journal
Steve & Mary Rose
Seiko Corporation of
Sherrif’s Office Foundation
of Washington County
Jake Silverstein
The Standard Charitable
Starbucks Coffee Company
Betsy Stark Miller
Stoel Rives LLP
Sunlight Supply, Inc.
Tache USA, Inc.
Ken & Valerie Troyer
Verigold Jewelry
Pat Welch & George
Windermere Foundation
Stuart & Sarah Allen
Allure Gems LLC
Antwerp Sales
Alfredo & Laurine Apolloni
Bob & Sally Auguston
Cheryl & Craig Austin
AV Diamonds
B.I.G. Jewelry Company
Dave & Terry Bakker
Wallace & Kendall Bean
Beeman Fund of the
Oregon Community
Benefit Specialists, Inc.
John & Julie Bennett
Maunish Bhansali
Rene Bloch Foundation
Roger & Nina Blythe
Gert Boyle
Brandon & Leslie Bridwell
Cynthia Calhoun Cameron
Oregon Jewish
451 CASA volunteers
advocated on behalf of
abused or neglected children.
239 cases were
successfully closed
with the help of a
A closed case means a
safe, permanent home
for a child.
Russell & Dawn Campbell
John & Hester Capriotti
Citizen Watch Company
Coffeehouse Northwest
Jill & Bob Colella
Color Jewels, Inc.
Coloron Jewelry
Consumer Cellular
Andrew & Sarah Corrigan
Jennifer & Rob Curran
Hugh D’Autremont
Steven & Donna Deacon
Deacon Charitable
David & Dee Deatherage
Delaney Meetings &
Event Management
Demorest Family Foundation
Bruce & Kirstie Dickinson
ELEETE Real Estate
EMA, Inc.
Dawn & Steve Ewers
Exsell Marketing LLC
Nelson Farris & Barb Lambert
First Republic Bank
Michele & Wade Fletcher
Ms. Marty Forsmann
Cornelia Frank & Lee Barrett
Garvey Schubert Barer
Gazzola & Hull
John Gearhart &
Christy Hines Gearhart
Ann Gray
Hasse Print Group
Jennifer Hall
Sean & Kimberly Hammond
John & Gretchen Harrison
Frederick & Harriet Hegge
Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.
Kitty Higgins-Fudge
& Brad Fudge
2,310 children are still
waiting for the hope a
CASA can bring.
Hood River Distillers, Inc.
Brandon Howard
Andrea & David Hull
Iberdrola Renewables
The Inspirators
Jacmel Jewelry
Dick & Dorothy Johanson
JSN Jewellery
K2B Inc.
Krista & Robert Kabacy
Paula & Dan Kinney
Kuber Mfg. Inc
Lovely & Jake Laban
Leo Schachter Diamonds, LLC
Tom & Joan Leslie
Mr. John Littlehales
M Geller Diamonds Ltd
Peggy Maguire
McKinley Irvin
Rhonda Meadows & Erik Blythe
Charlie & Lucy Metcalf
Gayle Meyer
Brad & Nancy Miller
Mirman Construction
Char Moe
Sandra Morris
Phil & Mary Myers
Nathan Family Fund of the
Oregon Community
Mr. & Mrs. Verne Newcomb
Peter & Susan Norman
Northwest Bank
Noah Oken-Berg
Oregon Jewish Youth
Community Foundation
Nawzad & Laura Othman
Pacific Northern Inc.
Parsons Family Fund of the
Oregon Community
The implication is that if a person is ‘breathing’, then he or she
exists selfishly; if a person is ‘living’, then they are positively
impacting other lives in their community.
In other words, they are giving back.
After leaving Senegal,
Mamadou completed his
education in Europe and
rowing up, Mamadou
split his time between the
With a master’s degree in
psychology, Mamadou most
recently worked for DHS.
He was drawn to CASA
because of the ability to focus
on the needs of one child at a
time, a luxury for a caseworker.
capital city of Dakar in
Senegal, and the village of
Taiba, where his grandmother
lived and worked as a council
Mamadou is currently in the
final stages of certification as a
licensed Knowing Who You Are
trainer. Knowing Who You Are
is a three-part curriculum created
by Casey Family Programs for
professionals in the
child-welfare system.
There is a common saying in
the village:
“Yaa nghi noyyi, walla
yaa nghi nghi dund”
“Are you breathing,
or are you living?”
Mamadou Toure,
CASA Supervisor
$1,000-$2,499 (cont’d)
Parsons Farnell & Grein LLP
Paskow Family Fund
Dr. James
& Linda Patterson
Jim & Sadie Paustian
Tieneke Pavesic
Dick & Nancy Ponzi
Luisa Ponzi & Eric Hamacher
Precision Graphics
of Oregon, Inc.
Robert D. & Marcia H. Randall
Charitable Trust
Guy & Kim Randles
RE/MAX Equity Group
This training modality is aimed at helping child welfare
professionals explore race and ethnicity so they can better
support the healthy development of a youth’s racial, ethnic,
and cultural identities.
Richline Group/Alarama
Warren Rosenfeld
& Sheryl Langerman
Jean Roth
Royal Jewelry
Dean Runyan
& Elizabeth Evans
Samuel S. Johnson Foundation
Steve & Trudy Sargent
Lynne & Ron Saxton
Ms. Dianna Schmid
& Dr. Kel Snyder
Mitchell & Leslie Seibert
Dr. Brett & Julie Sheppard
Shreeji Jewelry
Simon Golub & Sons, Inc.
Annelisa Smith
Star Ring Inc.
Don & Sally Stark
Tom & Mary Jane Stern
Streamline Imaging LLC
Kathryn Fong Stephens
& John Stephens
Lynn & Bob Thompson
TMT Development
Uni-Design USA
United Brothers Jewelry
Vernier Software
& Technology, LLC
Victorinox Swiss Army
Vista Capital Partners
Rick & Paula Vogel
John & Fran Von Schlegell
Wagner Dental
Mark & Maggie Walen
Walker L. Bean Foundation
Craig Wessel
Cassie Wieden
Bryan & Jessica Wieden
Kenneth & Patricia Wightman
Jeff Yandle
& Molly Moran-Yandle
Paul & Sandy Zimmerman
Absolute Brilliance
Kathy Finney
Suzanne Adams
CASA is committed to the work of cultural
competency and racial equity. To this end, we have
recently launched a Racial Equity Task Force.
(Read more about the Task Force at the right.)
Recently one of Mamadou’s CASAs worked with a
young man whose family came to America as
refugees from Somalia. This young man is currently
living with a foster family. To help with some
behavioral issues, the young man’s CASA gave him
some literature about Somali culture.
These books helped the young man to feel a sense
of pride in his heritage, and identify with a larger
cultural group leading back to warrior tribesmen.
Today, he is doing well in school and at home; he
identifies with a lineage that is stronger than his
immediate, traumatic history.
Recently, when Mamdou visited Taiba, a family
member asked him to describe his work at CASA;
when he finished explaining the family member nodded
and said,
“So you are living!
You never really left!”
Alberto Collections, House of
David & Janell Alexander
Carole Alexander
AlphaGraphics Hillsboro
American Originals Corp
Fran & Ted Ames
AMIKAM - Paras Diamond Corp
Anaya Gems
Jean & Ray Auel
AV Jewelry of NY, LTD
Eugene Avery
Karin & Ryan Barber
James & Lisa Battan
Tricia Bekker
Stephen Berrey
Rick Carmen
Becky & Larry Cartier
Casio America, Inc.
Janet & Mike Cathcart
Sheila Catterall
Mike Chapman
Denise Coderre & Glen Fenske
Rick & Susan Collins
Continental Jewelry, Inc.
John & Tammy Cook
Charmian Creagle
Ms. Dana Cress
David Criswell
CUI Inc.
Marcia Darm
Kirsten & Duane Darrow
Lee & Lori Davies
Ms. Charla Dent
CASA’s Racial Equity Task Force was
convened in January of 2015 to begin the
process of addressing racial equity among
CASA’s stakeholders including the staff, the
Board of Directors, the Ambassador Board,
CASA advocates, and the children we serve.
Monthly meetings have taken place since
January. The initial focus of the group was on
completing the assessment tool created by
the Coalition of the Communities of Color to
identify a baseline profile for CASA. The group
also drafted a statement outlining CASA’s
commitment to racial equity.
The board approved the statement, a portion
of which is quoted below:
For the children we serve, the issues are even
more complex. Native and African American
children are disproportionately represented in
the foster care system. Families of color are
less likely to encounter caseworkers, service
providers, lawyers, judges, or CASAs who
share their culture or ethnicity. Our kids struggle
to develop positive racial and ethnic identities
as they face institutional racism in the judicial,
child welfare and educational systems.
Our goal is that CASAs will be the strongest
allies for our youth as they navigate this
complicated world. We have worked to ensure
that the training and supervision CASAs
receive helps us all recognize systemic as well
as individual bias and work to overcome it in
our work. It is time for us to work more
assertively to address these issues.
The Task Force’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Plan was approved by the Board of Directors
in January 2016.
Right to Left:
Reba, Grandma Reba,
& Lydia at their
adoption ceremony.
The constant through all these careers
has been the importance of education.
As Linda says, when children have
the opportunity to learn, they have
the capacity to influence the course
of their lives. They can make their
own decisions. They have self
In a home full
of dangerous
activities and
illegal drugs, the
girls were isolated
and left to fend for
themselves. DHS
removed Lydia and
Reba from their
birth parents’ care,
due to extensive
abuse and neglect (including neglect of
the girls’ education), and placed them
in the care of their grandmother, also
named Reba. Linda was the CASA
assigned to Lydia and Reba’s case.
educator to research the best local
schools, tutors, and educational
programs. She met with the girls’
teachers, principals, and tutors regularly
for progress updates and to brainstorm
solutions for success.
At the ages of 6 and 8 sisters Lydia
and Reba had never attended a day of
school. They had never even stepped
inside a classroom, let alone had the
opportunity to learn some of the most
basic functions of language or how to
play with classmates.
Linda knew that she could bring the
most value to her role of CASA by
advocating for intensive tutoring,
educational catch-up, access to
after-school programs, and social
opportunities like sports and camps.
Linda used her background as an
When the summer came, afraid to lose
any progress and aware of how many
years of lost time they had to make
up for, Linda advocated for DHS to
pay for continued literacy tutoring and
transportation for the sisters. It turned
out that their needs were so great that
inda Ralley has had many roles in
her life: computer science instructor,
veterinary technician, teacher,
elementary school administrator and
principal, and now, CASA volunteer.
$500-$999 (cont’d)
Patricia Dost
Lee & Susie Ellison
Nathan Engstrom
International, LLC
FedEx Services
James & Alanna Finn
Frederick Goldman
Robert Gillespie
John & Janet Gillis
Goldstein Diamonds, Inc.
Sunni Goodman
Gemological Science
Bill & Grace Guyer
Emily & Bill Hammack
Cindy & Brian Harris
John & Gretchen Harrison
Carolyn & Steve Harter
Michael J. Hasson
Richard Helzer
Susan Holloway
Bradley Holmgren
Indigo Jewelry
Inner City Properties, Inc.
Interface Engineering
Gail Jacoby
Steve & Pam Jeanson
The Jewelry Company
John Hancock
Financial Services
Mary Kalafatis
Ann Kingston
Robert & Heidi Klonoff
Jim & Daphne Kuhn
Larry Sherwood
& Associates, Inc.
Trudy & Warren Linton
Catherine Loke
Lorenzo USA Inc
Karl & Susie Lucke
Donald MacKay
Kim Manley & Tom Hansen
Marsala Mfg
MaxMark, Inc.
Kimberly McAlear
& Mitch Plaat
Brendan & Mary McDonnell
Cheryl McElroy
McKee Wallwork Cleveland LLC
Paul & Roz Meade
Merit Diamond Corp.
Melinda & Mark Merrill
Maggie Metcalf
Millennium Creations
Peter Miller
James Miller
Erin & Ben Moore
Cynthia Morgan
Guy Morrow
Barbara Mutnick
Jill Nelson
Larry & Lisa Norman
Reactor Watch LP
Blythe Olson
Patricelli Family Fund
Dr. Duane
& Corinne Paulson
Donald & Patricia Paulson
Jon Pederson
Doug Piper
one tutor wasn’t enough; Linda decided
she would step in and tutor Reba while
the other tutor worked with Lydia.
Recently, the family had the
opportunity to move into a house at
Bridge Meadows, a local nonprofit
community bringing together
multi-generations to support families
adopting children from foster care.
Reba and the girls are thriving in the
community with on-going tutoring,
social programs, activities, and the
strong bonds formed when people join
together and support each other.
CASA Linda Ralley
gets a thumbs up
from Reba.
Basic vocabulary, language, attention
span, and even the ability to identify
letters and words, were still struggles.
Tasks as seemingly simple as identifying
a picture of a house, or throwing a ball
back when playing catch were foreign
and confusing to the girls. Their isolation
had been so encompassing that they
were strangers to even basic social and
verbal cues.
On July 16th, 2015 Reba and Lydia
were officially adopted by their
grandmother, Reba. Today, going
into third and fourth grades, Lydia
and Reba are succeeding beyond
expectations and both girls are
flourishing at the appropriate grade
level. Grandma Reba continues to
be a role model to her girls; recently,
she decided to go back to school for a
degree in medical administration. As
for Linda, she has already taken on two
new CASA cases.
By the end of the summer, in great part
due to Linda’s persistence, the girls’ hard
work, and Grandma Reba’s dedication,
both girls were able to successfully
advance to a new grade level with an
IEP (Individual Education Plan) to
further support their intense learning
Grandma Reba took advantage of
every educational and camp opportunity.
She continues to volunteer in the girl’s
classrooms and, she even rode the bus
daily, both ways, from 158th and Sandy
all the way to Beaverton, so that her girls
could attend dance camp.
Michael Pittman
& Pam Strickfaden
Cindy & Karl Plummer
Maria Ponzi
& Brett Fogelstrom
Jim & Mickie Porcelli
Portland Trail Blazers
Tim & Jan Rippey
Jeanne Robinson
& Simon Dietsch
Rocket Jewelry Box Inc.
Art & Carol Sandison
George & Cheryl Scherzer
Dr. James & Bonnie Schimschock
Maggie Schweinfurth
Blaise Scollard
Segerdahl Graphics
ShedRain Corporation
When children have the opportunity to learn, they have the capacity to
the course of their lives. They can make their own decisions.
They have self determination.
Richard & Shellie Silliman
Siltronic Corporation
Scott Simmons
Shawn Simon
& Stephanie Boles
Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates
Jean Stoll
Stoll Berne
STS Jewels Inc.
Tony & Vanessa Sturgeon
Tag Heuer
Jeanette & Kevin Thomas
John & Cynthia Thornton
Eric Todderud
Eliot Wajskol & Amy Shulties
The Honorable Nan G. Waller
& Mr. Paul Bovarnick
Ann & Doug Wiitala
Diane Williams
Carl & Carol Wojciechowski
Melissa & Jonathan Yacoby
Daniel Young
Ivan Zackheim
& Miriam Hecht
Elaine Zehntbauer
Christine & Pat Adams
Charity Adams
Susan & Patrick Ahern
Marlys Alger
Allion USA
Ms. Nan Alvord
Dr. Brett Andres
& Jennifer Andres
David Fernando Antezana
Anthro Giving Committee
Ruby Apsler
Sherry & Steven Arasim
Elizabeth & Stephen Arch
Nelson Atkin
Alyson Austin
Matt Ayele
Carrie Banks
Cristen & Joey Bansen
Barbara Snow Trust
James & Lisa Battan
Randell & Ruth Bauman
Tracy Beck
Amy & John Bell
Dr. William
& Nancy Bennetts
Pat Welch, Boly: Welch
Craig Wessel, The Portland Business Journal
Cynthia Cameron, Benefit Specialists, Inc.
Andrew Corrigan, KPMG
Gail Baker, Cambia Health Solutions
Vice President, Governance
Heidi Grenley, Community Volunteer
Vice President, Program
Rhonda Meadows, Xenium HR
Vice President, Resource Development
Bill Gardner, Morley Financial Services, Inc.
John Berglund, Fred Meyer Jewelers
Brandon Bridwell, Ernst & Young LLP
Chris Clipper, Nike, Inc.
Kieran Curley, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Kirsten Darrow, Fred Meyer Jewelers
Lee Davies, Eleete Real Estate
Jeff Greene, First Republic Private Wealth Management
Gary Grenley*, Garvey Schubert Barer
Alisa Johnston, Wells Fargo
Paula Kinney, Park Academy
Kimberly McAlear*, Community Volunteer
Vic Petroff, Riverlake Partners LLC
Maria Ponzi, Ponzi Vineyards,
Tristen Ross*, American Red Cross
Tom Savinar, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Laura Wieden, Community Volunteer
Carl Wojciechowski, Kroger/Fred Meyer
*Also volunteers as a CASA
$100-$499 (cont’d)
Geri Berg
John Berglund & DeeAnne
The Honorable Eric Bergstrom
Scott & Debbie Berkebile
Ms. Karen D. Bersack
& Mr. Dan Martin
Todd Biddle & Debbie Kronick
Michael Bishop
Jonah Bishop
Robert Bizieff
Earl Bliven
Mitchell & Sallie Boyce
Paul & Nancy Bragdon
Eric Brainich
Brisbee & Stockton, LLC
Kay & Nancy Bristow
Samantha Brody
Erika Bulay
Bullard Law
Larry & Alicia Burbidge
Scott Burton
Sigrid & Whitney Button
Fred Butzer
Kimberly Callahan De Alba
Abraham Cambier
Jim & Barbara Cameron
Kimberly Cantu
Ashley Carlile
Ms. Christine Carr
Jean & Richard Cauthorn
Robert Chelossi
Mrs. Maribeth Chick
Ashley Churchill
Lu Ann Chillemi
Brian Churchill
City of Seattle
Sabin & Tony Coleman
Melinda & Philip Conti
William Cook
Matthew Cook
Sybilla A Cook
Nancy Cooper
Paul & Deborah Corah
Mrs. Beverly Corbett
Virginia Cornyn
Linda & Gregory Crabtree
Alyssa Craigie
Michael Cronin
& Mary Bruington
Joan & Kelly Cushing
Robin Davis
John Davolio
& Jillian Henderson
Kate de la Forest
& Zachary Reichert
Roger Decker
James M. DeCourcey
Mark Deines
& Cassie Matsumoto
Sarah Dennison-Leonard
Al & Sue Hallock Derago
Dev & Sumathi Devarajan
Angela DeVita
John & Shannon Dickerson
Dorothy Dilling
James & Jennifer Dixon
Bob Dorste
Jennifer Douglas
Joan Driver
Refinement Wagner*, TMT Development
Adam Cherry, Iberdrola Renewables
Vice Chair
Ashley Churchill, First Republic Bank
Angela DeVita, Northwest Bank
Brooke Welch, Boly:Welch
Janey Greenlees, Alphagraphics Hillsboro
Shawn Simon, Xilinx
Julia Sarver, Julia Sarver Health & Wellness LLC
Nominations Chair
Jan Block, The Portland Business Journal
Annelisa Smith*, McKinley Irvin LLP
Ryan Coussens, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Emily Fellman, Prolifiq Software
Steve Lesky*, Cambia Health Foundation
Rachel Scherger, Portland Trail Blazers
Christi Taylor, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Ashley Wangler, JanRain
Development Chair
Casey Anderson, LAIKA
Lindsay Welborn, Bella Vita Event Planning
Social Chair
Rachel Martinez, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
Megan Westphal, Eleete Real Estate
Melissa Yacoby, Fred Meyer Jewelers
*Also volunteers as a CASA
Ms. Katherine Durant
Dutch Bros Coffee
Thomas Dyke
Dynamic Design Group, Inc.
Erin Eberlein
Yoshi & Sarah Ehinger
Elizabeth Ehrlich
Barbara Epidendio
Michelle Eraut
Melissa Erickson
Ronald & Linda Erickson
Susan Escoe
David & Laura Evans
Scott & Michelle Ewaniec
Farallon Consulting, LLC
James D Faville
Leroy & Pamela Feigelson
Ms. Susan Fernald
Mr. David Filer
Melissa Finn
Jack & Cindy Flora
FMYI, Inc.
Stephen & Jennifer Fortmann
Bryce Fortner
Yvonne & Frederick T.
Regena Frieden
Nick Fritel
William Froman
Frontier Management, LLC
Keith & Joan Fuller
Jen Fulwyler
Lucia Galizia & Roland Michaud
Evelyn Galloni
Elvis & Laura Ganda
Robert Gandolfi
& Ron Bloodworth
Gina Garnero-Hill
Janyce & Donn Gassaway
Gateway Elkettes
Barbara Gazeley
John Gearhart &
Christy Hines Gearhart
Donald Geddes & Mona Todd
Roger & Jaqueline Germundson
Michael Gibson
Dan Gilden & Alison Fulmer
Christine Gillen
Cheeri Glenn
Tom & Cheryl Goeken
Starla Goff
Elaine Goldsmith
Stephen & Mary Anne Goodrich
Dr. Steve & Diana Gordon
Tom & Sharon Gordon
Tracy Gratto
Steve & MaryLu Gray
Ann Gray
Astrid Green
Kristen & Jeff Greene
Sandy Haffey
& Michael Morrissey
Kirk & Lisa Hall
Jolynne Hamilton
Cindy Hand
Matthew Hansell
Janet & Richard Harbert
Thomas Harburg & Alida Rol
Mr. Ed Harnden
Dolores McKinnon Harold
The JFR Foundation
2015 Judge Stephen B. Herrell Award Recipient
Every year since 1996, the JFR Foundation has
offered dedicated annual support to CASA for
Children, which has enabled us to grow today to
serve 1,100 children with 481 committed CASA
volunteer advocates—making us the largest and
longest serving CASA in Oregon. JFR’s
cumulative giving to CASA is remarkable:
totaling over $300,000.
CASA honored The JFR Foundation with The Judge
Stephen B. Herrell Award at our 24th Annual Auction.
The award recognizes a member of our community who
has shown extraordinary generosity and commitment to
CASA’s mission. The award is named in honor of Judge
Stephen B. Herrell, who in 1986, founded what is now
known as CASA for Children. Judge Herrell was a
tireless advocate for the needs of children and families
and an inspiration to friends and colleagues.
$100-$499 (cont’d)
Mary L. Harper
William & Barbara Harris
Kenneth Harrison
Shannon Hart & Brad Simmons
Heartfelt Charity Cards
Ms. Evelyn Hecht
Rae Henoch
Scott Herber
& Chanin Ballance
Ms. Sarah Herrell
Robin & Anthony Herrington
Cathy Hetzel
JoAnne Hicks
Ryan & Jenner Hildenbrand
Hillsboro Police Officers
The JFR Foundation was
founded by Jim Rippey, a
native Oregonian and
co-founder of Columbia
James Rippy, Sr.
Management Company.
Established in 1993,
the JFR Foundation exemplifies the kind of community
-based philanthropy that changes lives for the better
throughout the state.
Jim Rippey founded the Foundation as a means to
quietly, and without fanfare, invest in organizations
leading the charge in advocating for children and
education. Through the JFR Foundation, the Rippey
family and the Foundation’s trustees have
demonstrated engaged and active volunteer leadership
that has advanced the causes of children’s services,
social services, and education in Oregon and beyond.
Mary Hinckley
Mark & Miriam Hoelter
Sarah Holcomb
Diane Hollister
Virginia Holman
Doug & Robin Holman
Mr. Dan Hortsch
Ellen Howard
Angela Hult
Margie Humberston
Wendy Hunter
Robert & Cecelia Huntington
Dylan Hydes
Temojai Inhofe
Ms. Martha Ireland
Stephanie Irving
Andy & Karri Iverson
Steve & Meg James
Samuel Jansen
Abigail & Ronald Jaworski
Edith Jensen
JH Kelly, LLC
JLA Public Involvement
Charles & Anne Jochim
Joyce Johnson
Dave & Stephanie Johnson
Anne Marie Johnson
Buck & Carole Johnson
Blake & Desiree Johnson
Jim & Ann Johnston
Trista Jolly
Howard Jones
Jones & Roth CPAs
& Business Advisors
James Kaczmarowski
Penny & James Kay
Kathy Kelly
Peggy Kerl
Rhea Kessler
& Robert Atkinson
Matt Keyser
Campbell Kidd & Hannah Jones
Molly Kim
King Family Foundation
Jared Kinne
Jeanne Kistner
R Kloss
Rachelle Knight
Clarence Knoth, Jr.
The Honorable Dale
& Mrs. Bonnie Koch
CASA for Children Staff*
Betsy Stark Miller, Executive Director
Anne Marie Johnson, Development &
Communications Director
Kathy Finney, Operations Director
Lynn Travis, Program Director & Attorney
Jeni Bennett, CASA Supervisor
Amy Bunker, Intake Coordinator
& CASA Supervisor
Anne Carlson, Front Office Lead
Dedie Cameron, Events Manager
Lisa Colella, CASA Supervisor
Lindsay Freedman, CASA Supervisor
Kristin Freund, Training Coordinator &
Finding Families Coordinator
Lindsey King CASA Supervisor
Susan King, Recruitment Manager
Scott Lee, CASA Supervisor
Trudy Linton, Office Manager
Shenetta Martin, CASA Supervisor
Steve McCrea, CASA Supervisor
Georgia McGinnis Roberts, CASA Supervisor
Haley Norman, Development Coordinator
Jim Perillo, CASA Supervisor
Debi Sakamoto, CASA Supervisor
Mamadou Toure, CASA Supervisor
Jane Wilcox, Grants Manager
*as of June 2015
Amy & Kevin Kohnstamm
Hans Kollinger
Ms. Virginia Krall
Jeffery Krater
Tom & Lynne Kraus
Rodney & Connie Kuenzi
Honorable Paula J. Kurshner
Marcia Lance-Bumb
Jeanne Lawson Mills
Carrie & Donnie Lee
Tracy Lee
Vida Lee Edera
Revocable Trust
Karen LeGeer
Lenz Financial Group
Rhoda & Irving Leopold
John & Karen Lesky
Amy Lieberman
Peyton Lieuallen
Gwendolyn Griffith Lieuallen
Sarah Liles & Harry Kurtz
Mr. Gary Lindberg
Carol Long
Ms. Catherine Machell
Kyra MacIlveen
John Madding
Julie Mancini
& Dennis Bromka
Nick & Cindy Mandich
Thomas & Stephanie Marcus
Kim Marriott & Harry Aldrich
Diane & Mike Marsden
Kristy & Marty Mason
Candace M Massey
Terry Mayhew
Andy McCann
Judith McGee
The Honorable Maureen McKnight
Mr. & Mrs. Jack McMurchie
Michelle & Seth Mehr
James Edward Merritt
Brad Miller
Mary Jo Miller
MK Diamonds
Mom’s Club of Forest Grove
Ms. Suzanne Montgomery
Madeine Moore
Jack Morris
Dick & Trudie Morrison
Leslie Mullins
Keri Murphy
Barbara Mutnick
National Rent-a-Computer
Ms. Hester Nau
Ms. Cheryl Neal
Jesse & Susanne Nelson
Network for Good
New Seasons
Mark Niemann-Ross
Eunice Noell-Waggoner
& Don Waggoner
Dan & Amy Northrup
Tom & Patricia Nygren
Laura O’Brien
Jake Oken-Berg
Oregon Paralegal Association
Cash & Cash Equivalents
Grants, Contracts & Other Receivables
Prepaid Expenses & Other Assets
Beneficial Interest in Assets held by
The Oregon Community Foundation
Property & Equipment
Financial information obtained from audited statements
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.
Accounts Payable & Accrued Liabilities
Unrestricted Net Assets
Temporarily Restricted Net Assets
Permanently Restricted Net Assets
$100-$499 (cont’d)
Laura Orr
Wanda Osgood
Loren & Ethelyn Pankratz
Patricia & Brian Parker
James Perillo
David & Diane Perkinson
Drs. Mike & Nancy Phillips
Sharon & Robert Phillips
Ms. Linda Pierce
Jennifer Pittsley
Shannon & Steve Planchon
Natasha Polensek
Barry Polonsky
Elsa Porter
David & Nancy Pribnow
Helen Rives Pruitt
Phil Quarterman
The Honorable Keith Raines
RBI Toys
Bobbie Regan
& Stambler Barrett
Mrs. MereAnn Reid
Jeffrey & Francine Reingold
RF Stefani & Company, PC
Sara Rhys
The Honorable Michele Rini
Eric Rippey
Kelly & Melissa Roby
Ms. Donna Rocco
Jason Rocksmore
Roderick MacMillan
Gerry Rogers
Harvey & Miriam Rogers
Bonnie Roseman
Tristen Ross
Roxanne Rotticci
Royal Chain
Ms. Thelma Rueppell
Lisa Sabini
Jaime & Rafe Sales
Iris Sandler
Dr. Michelle Sang
Leonard & Jeannie Santos
Susan Savage
Philip Schoech & Rita Sweeney
Dianna Scholtes
Ms. Susan Schreiber
Ms. Kali Scolnick
Mary Scott
Deirdre & David Scott
Kathryn Scotten
Ursula Scriven
Seomoz, Inc.
Samuel Seskin
Brian Shaffer
Paula Shelly
JoAnn Slickers
Richard Slottee
Tim Smigel
Anna Smith
Mark Sotta
Mr. Jack Spadaro
John & Karen Spencer
Yuko Spofford
Peter & Sharr Stark
Fred & Jackie Steele
Special Events (Net)
Other Revenue
Program Services
Management & General
Thomas Stein
Stewart Title
William Stout
Sue & Jeff Strater
Carol Suzuki
Mr. John Svicarovich
Robin Syran
Doug Tarpley
Mary Taylor
Robyn & Greg Taylor
Bruce & Linda Taylor
Beth & Mitch Taylor
The Greenbrier Companies
Marcia Thiel
Richard & Diane Thomas
Chris & Katie Thoms
Mrs. Rena Tonkin
Joanne Trask
Lynn & Timothy Travis
Paul & Allison Tropio
Beverly Trover
Sue Unfred-Hays & Bill Hays
John & Barbara Vaaler
Eleanor & Peter Van Alderwerelt
Bobby Van Cleave
Stephanie Vardavas
Dr. & Mrs. Larry & Linda Veltman
Marc & Linda
Kori Vyse
Mike Wadsworth
Waggener Edstrom
Worldwide Inc.
Paul Walker
Mr. William Walker
Leslie & Matt Wangler
Ken Warren
Ann Wawrukiewicz
WCP Solutions
Margaret Weller
Donald & Serena Wesley
Micah & Kemberlee Westbrook
Patrice & Edgar Westphal
James Westwood
& Janet Butler Westwood
Ms. Sarah Wetjen
Ms. Janet Whitaker
Rich & Jill Wilkins
Mark Williams
Dr. David & Susan Wisdom
Ms. Victoria Wolff
Mark Wong
Mary Wong
Kathleen Worley
Mr. Michael Wyman &
Mrs. Barbara Wayson
Brian & Kerry Yockey
Zig Zakovics
Ryan Zakovics
Elaine Zehntbauer
David & Margaret Zeps
Les & Diane Zoller
for your dedication and service to our community’s children under the protection of the court.
Chris Adams
Danielle Aikin
Fran Ames
Dave Anderson
Kerstin Anderson
Elizabeth Arch
Glenn Austin
Eugene Avery
Susan Avery
Cheri Axt
Brenda Bartell
Alejandro Bautista
Roy Beaty
Geri Berg*
Tara Bergeron
Gary Berne
Jenn Bildersee
Kathy Birch
Michael Bishop
Susan Blumenthal
Jim Bourdin
Julie Boyle
Charles Braymen
Alec Brown
Alison Brown
Ann Brown
Carolyn Brown
Susan Brown
Nita Brueggeman
Kim Bruneau
Kim Cantu
Cameron Carter
Barbara Cason
Traci Chambers
Susan Chaney
Linda Clarry-Barber
Gordon Clifford
Lisa Colella
Sabin Coleman
Nicole Comach
Melissa Compton
Tracy Connor
Paul Corah
Kathy Cordell
John Cover
Karlene Cox
Teresa Cozzetti
Shannon Crabtree
Kara Cragin
Sarah Crooks
Joan Cushing
Dan Cutugno
Elizabeth Cyrowski
Joanna Dalke
Marcia Darm
Megan Davenport
Jeanette DeCarrico
Michelle deParrie
Barbara Dew
Julie Doerksen
Mark Dohrmann
Joan Driver
Michelle Druce
Andrea Dufresne
Carol Duncan
Jessica Duncan
Michelle Duran
Leslie Edenhofer
Carol Edmo
Judy Edwards*
Patricia Eiting
Steve Elder
Lori Estes
John Estrem
George Fetzer
Jessica Fetzer
David Filer
James Finn
Kappy Finstuen
Kathy Fisher
Robinette Fitzsimmons
Pamela Fleischmann
Barbara Fletcher
Terry Folen
Kara Ford
Adriana Fournier
Kristin Freund
Jennifer Froistad
Gwen Gannon
Carol Gast
Kristina Gates
Bill George
Dan Gilham
Myra Glasser
Cheeri Glenn
Kathleen Glover
Glenn Goodfellow
*Has served in more than one county this year
Stephen Goodrich
Erin Grap
Carolyn Greenshields
Sarah Grewe
Kathleen Griffin
Victoria Grudzinski
Nancy Guitteau
Joseph Guth
Julie Haggblom
Kristin Harding
Gay Hart
Janet Hastings
Trisha Hayes
Megan Helzerman
Britta Hernandez
Deborah Herzberg
Edith Hintz
Kathleen Hoffman
Bradley Holmgren
Alexandria Hopson
Jean Horton
Dan Hortsch
Ellen Howard
Heather Howell
Suzanne Hryniw
Paige Huggins
Peigi Huseby
Stephanie Irving
Karri Iverson
Jeanne Jacobson
Arlene Janis
George Janis
Aimee Jansen
Susheela Jayapal
Christine Jennings
Chris Johns
Anna Johnson
David Johnson
Shirley Johnson
Cynthia Joseph
Karalyn Jubb
Hannah Kane
Michelle Kane
Sally Karlin
Keri Keller
Carol Kelly
Peggy Kerl
Donna Kipp
Sharon Kishner
Kathy Kniep
Lorna Kohl
Denise Koschmann
Wendy Kotila
Barbara Kveton
Julie Lance
Kim Langston
Jamie Lawrence
Jennifer Laxer
Deborah Lee
Maureen Lefere
Steve Lesky
Amy Lieberman
Gary Lindberg
Susan Little
Theresa Lockwood
Susan Logan
Tallina Long
Linda Lorenz
Michelle Lum
Jennifer Lyman
Susan Lynn
Sally Mackey
Joseph Makuch
Jessica Maravilla
Michael Marsh
Rebecca Martinson
Stanley Martinson
Mignon Mazique
Johnnie Mazzocco
Kimberly McAlear
Heidi McCauley
Katie McCormick
Susan McKey
Kathryn McLaughlin
Tracy McMahon
Laury Mead
Catharine Merritt
Larry Michel
Jennifer Miller
Marc Miller
Jennifer Mills
Keedehn Mollenhour
Shannon Montgomery
Suzanne Montgomery
Danielle Moody
Melissa Moravec
Sandra Morris
Barbara Morrison
Barbara Mutnick
Emily Nathoo
Nancy Neuman
Hope O’Connor
Maureen Olbrich
Molly Oliver
Melissa Opperman
Melvina Orr
Jeanne Pace
Linda Patterson
Margaret Patterson
Keatra Patton
Diane Perkinson
Barbara Petrie
Dennis Petross
Jerome Philips
Kristen Phillips
Jessica Pierson
Shannon Planchon
Simona Poeana
Jody Pollak
Joanie Quinn
Margot Quinn
Linda Ralley
Rena Rallis
Linda Rasmussen
Marianna Redd
Christina Renee
Christine Reynolds
Sally Rhys
Char Riley
Blake Robinson
Patricia Robinson
Sebastian Rodrigues
Carla Rose
Aisling Rubenstein
Robert Rubenstein
Erin Saltmarsh
Jeannie Santos
Jeffrey Sapiro
Holly Saulie-Rohman
Anna-Maria Savinar
Emily Saxton
Janet Scanlon
Elizabeth Schlosser
Dianna Schmid
Julie Schroeder
Kali Scolnick
Lynn Scott MacKellar
Ursula Scriven*
Deanna Seibold
Ifrah Sheikh
Saadia Sheikh
Kelly Shelton
Lisa Shields
Kathleen Shipley
Shannan Shute
Silvia Sifuentes
Carol Slegers
Julie Smith
Crystal Sochia
Erica Soler
Jessie Spatrisano
Joan Spatrisano
Heather Sprague
Renee Starr
Heidi Steffens
Kylee Stein
Abby Stephens
Kathryn Fong Stephens
Linda Stephens
Sandy Stienecker*
Cassy Stinson
Peggy Stolowitz
Alexandra Stolz
Leslie Stratos
Diane Strong
Christine Swanson
Janice Then*
Jeanette Thomas
Sondra Tootell
Dylan Trosper
Colleen Wagner
Maggie Walen
Necole Walloch
Leslie Wangler
Matt Wangler
Roger Warren
Kellie Weber
Jamie Whitaker
Teresa Whitcomb
Jody White
Stacy Williams
Dick Willis
Jami Wireman
Karen Witte
Sally Wolcott
Jeffery Woodward
Suzanne Yarbrough
Cathy Yarne
Agnes Yuen
Elizabeth Alvarado
Maryanne Andrews
Shawna Andrews
Julie Archer
Patricia Barnes
Melissa Barrett
Jane Bedell
Donalene Biller
Jackie Blackbird
Barbara Blanchard
Kathi Bonham
Dionne Bradley
Tom Brenholtz
Julie Brooks
Miles Brown
Sue Ann Brown
Patricia Burnett
Carolyn Burris
Maurene Campbell
Sarah Casey
Sonam Christopher
Amy Cochran
Lenna Comini
Brianna Craner
Jennifer Crooks
Robert Dallenbach
Christopher David
Chris Davis
Jean Donovan
Mark Donovan
Jerry Duyn
Kristi Ebert
Heba El-Mansy
J.D. Feltner
Juliana Fong
John Forczak
Desirae Fotenos
Mike Fotenos
Julie Furnary
Michael Gibson
Christina Gilbert
Natalie Giller
Marsha Goldwasser
Bertha Haas
Ginger Hackett
Jane Haley
Judy Halter
Linda Hansen
Janet Harbert
Grace Harrington
Karen Harvey
Sue Hiersche
Peggy Horine
Brad Horton
Elisabeth House
Edith Jensen
Jim Knope
Mee Seon Kwon
Jennifer Lambert
Christel Lewis
Paula MacLean
Greg Maloney
Kim Manley
Lindsey Marquez
Shenetta Martin
Bette McCurdy
Georgia McGinnis
Grant McGuire
Kate Moody
Phil Myers
Larry Norman
Candice Ohlsen
Emeka Okiwe
Kay Parr
Luann Pelton
Angila Petris
Julia Pirani
Cindy Plummer
Sandy Podesta
Suzanne Porto
Deborah Potter
Suzanne Rademacher
Kari Raeburn
Carolyn Reed
Barbara Remlinger
Gary Rifkin
Karla Rifkin
Kristin Rose
Sara Salas
Melissa Sanchez
Cheryl Saunders
Barbara Schierstein
Kathy Schroeder
Randy Shelton
Naeem Siddiqui
Colleen Simmons
Amy Smith
Gary Sosinski
Cheryl Spencer
Carol Stevens
Ivy Strader
Jim Sullivan-Springhetti
Adam Lloyd Taft
Sarah Rene Taft
Bob Taylor
Robert Theesfeld
Gail Toien
Michelle Valdez
Denise Vodnik
Linda Vorrath
Sheri Wantland
Teri Warner
Ann Wiitala
Jana Willard
Christine Williams
Pamela Wurtz
Glen York
James Magnuson
Pam Olson
Debra Parsons
Linda Rusch*
Ansley Semsch
Vickie Weaver
Elizabeth Wegner
Ron Winn
Janelle Adams
Karole Ampe
Laurie Beadle
Carrie Brissett
Mary Clayton
Randy Marie Dixon
Carol Ford
Catherine Garman
*Has served in more than one county this year
Susan Hall
Jennifer Herbst
Jean Hoffman
Kathryn Hoyt*
2 5E
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C A S A’ S 2 5 T H A N N U A L A U C T I O N
It ‘s a
Out There
April 9th, 2016 | Portland Art Museum
9th, information,
2016 | Portland
Art Museum
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