On Friday, Oct. 4, CASA of New Hampshire staff, board, volunteers, donors, community partners and friends gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the statewide child advocacy organization. In addition to reflecting on and celebrating 30 years of life-changing work on behalf of more than 10,000 of New Hampshire’s most vulnerable young citizens, this year’s 5-, 10-, 15- and 20-year advocates were recognized. Awards were presented to The Hon. Susan B. Carbon, CASA’s 2019 Judge of the Year; Jeremy Lory, of Keene, CASA’s second recipient of the Linda Egbert Outstanding Advocacy Award; and The. Hon. Willard “Bud” Martin, a retired judge and longtime CASA volunteer advocate who was recognized as the 2019 recipient of the John McDermott Champion of Children award.
Photos and more information from the evening are below.
Thank you to photographer Kendal J. Bush for capturing the evening.
“Fred was always there, he has never let Matthew down. When he said he would be somewhere you could bet he would be there and not just out of obligation, he really enjoyed being a part of Matthew’s life. Through all of this, it still took me until we were placed with our second child to realize fully and appreciate CASA’s part in Matthew’s story because he doesn’t have a CASA, he has a GAL who’s only met him two times in the 57 months he’s been away from his family. I feel like every child needs someone like Fred whose commitment and persistence can give him hope where so far there has been very little.”