One of the most touching moments of the event was the video presentation “Matthew Cawley: Portrait of Resilience”, a story of a foster child growing up homeless, and navigating the intricate and challenging world of foster care system with his CASA volunteer by his side. Matthew’s powerful words that night deeply moved the audience. Once again, we witnessed testimony to the power of CASA and the immense value of his CASA volunteer, Allison Tabor, who provided a reliable presence and encouraging voice in his life. Please see the video below.
The energy of the event, engagement and charisma of our auctioneer created an atmosphere of giving. Our live auction raised $27,700 which is 58% higher than last year, and our Help a Child raised $97,450 which is a 78% increase over last year. What an incredible feat!
The Gala netted approximately $235,000, which will allow us to expand our program to serve abused and neglected children in Contra Costa County by 32% this year.
Finally, we are grateful to all our sponsors. Without you this event and our mission would be impossible. We are looking forward to seeing you next year!