CASA Cares Raises Record $550,000 for New Hampshire’s Children Experiencing Abuse and Neglect
CASA of New Hampshire raised a record-breaking $550,000 at its annual fundraising gala, CASA Cares: An Evening of Giving for New Hampshire’s Children, held on Friday, May 5.
Presented by Novocure, the event was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown. This year, CASA Cares featured a live auction, wine-and-spirits grab, and jewelry raffle courtesy of Day’s Jewelers.
“The incredible support and generosity that were on display at CASA Cares demonstrates that so many folks from all over the state truly understand and value CASA’s life-changing work,” said Sink.
The evening’s speakers included Sink, Amy Coveno of WMUR, and Mike Ambrogi, CASA of New Hampshire board member and senior technology fellow at Novocure. Guests also heard from U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, who shared powerful remarks about the valuable impact CASA has on children and youth throughout the Granite State.
Auctioneer John Terrio entertained the crowd as they bid on live auction items, including vacation packages, tickets and air travel to a taping of “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” and camping equipment from NEMO.
Audience members also heard from CASA of NH Board member Madison Dragon, who is a regulatory compliance specialist at Service Credit Union in Portsmouth. Prior to beginning his professional career, Dragon had a CASA advocate until he was adopted in 2015. Dragon shared his personal journey and relationship with his former advocate in a deeply moving portion of the evening.
The money raised during the event helps CASA reach its goal of having a trained advocate available for every child New Hampshire who is involved in the child protection system.